Past strategies in managing alienated societies have been derived from two extreme ideological positions-imprisoning those who take up arms against the stage, or ultra-liberalism, which is denounced as impractical. The author suggests an alternative strategy to reconcile these two extreme positions-a three-pronged strategy to achieve success by preventing conflict by addressing human security through human development, pursuing a policy of atonement and forgiveness, and eliminating trust deficit between the State and the marginalized.
The central focus of this strategy, which the author in his capacity as a General successfully executed in Operation Sadhbhavna, is the people. The author believes that killing is counterproductive and the army must change its role from 'winning wars' to 'preventing wars'.
|The Signposts: Hope, Modernization and Non-Violence|
|Alienation: Poverty, Land, Culture and Politics|
|Muslim Alienation and National Mainstream|
|Centre of Gravity: The People|
|Winning the Hearts of Alienated Societies|
|Culture of Silence and Critical Consciousness|
|Changing Role of the Military: Preventing Wars and Not Winning Wars|
|Re-Education of the Security Forces|
|Media's Public Interest Role?|
|Technology for Peace|
|Leading through Chaos and Uncertainty|
|Epilogue: The Unfinished Jasmine Revolutions and the Virtual Revolution: Lessons in Conflict Prevention|