CSS International Relations Paper-II

CSS International Relations Paper-II Syllabus
Total Marks: 100
Time Allowed: 3 hours

I. International Relation between two Wars

  • Russian Revolution, Fascism, League of Nations, Second World War

II. Cold War

  • Decolonization in Asia and Africa.
  • Rise of United States and Soviet Union,
  • Era of Tight Bipolarity, D├ętente and Loose Bipolarity, Revival of Cold War

III. Post Cold War

  • End of History, Clash of Civilizations, Terrorism, Globalization, Unipolarity (New World Order) and Revival of Multi-Polarity

IV. International and Regional Organizations

  • League of Nations, United Nations, Regional Organizations, EU, ASEAN, NAFTA, SAARC, SCO, OIC, ECO, WTO.
  • Reforms in the United Nations, World Bank and the IMF

V. Foreign Policy of Selected Countries

  • USA, Russia, China, UK, India, Pakistan and EU

VI. South Asia

  • Peace-making and Peace-Building in South Asia: Analytical overview of peace processes between/among the states of South Asia especially between India and Pakistan.
  • India and Pakistan: Overview of agreements and accords, Indus Water Treaty; Composite Dialogue; Sir Creek & Siachen border, Visa and People to people contact; Trade; and Role of civil society
  • Afghanistan: Cold war theatre; Soviet Invasion and Mujahedeen; Geneva Accord; Post Cold War situation—Rise of Taliban, AL-Qeada & 9/11; Operation Enduring Freedom; The Bonn Process- Withdrawal

VII. Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
  • Nuclear Weapon States- Programs and Postures: Indian-Pakistan Nuclear Doctrines
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: International Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty; Nuclear Supplier Group; Partial Test Ban Treaty; Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
  • Challenges of Non-Proliferation, Cooperation for Nuclear Energy
  • The Missile Defence Systems and their impact on global strategic environment
  • Militarization and Weaponization of Space.

VIII. Contemporary Issues

  • Euro-Atlantic Vs. Asia Pacific: Great Power Policies
  • Kashmir Issue
  • Palestine Issue