International Relations CSS Paper II Syllabus

Paper- II (Marks-100)

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, Détente and Loose Bipolarity, Revival of Cold War
III. Post Cold War  End of History, Clash of Civilization, Terrorism, Globalization, unipolarity New
world Order
IV. International and Regional Organizations
 League of Nation, 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 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
 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, Nuclear Civil Deal Regime
 The Missile Defence Systems and their impact on global strategic environment  Militarization and Weaponization of Space.
VIII. Contemporary Issues
 Indian Ocean and PACIFIC Ocean; Great Powers Moves and hegemony
 Kashmir Issue
 Palestine Issue