“Golden triangle of separatism” - problems of the relevant cooperation of countries of the region

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This article attempts to analyze the situation in North-East India (NER) and the entire region in the light of existing and potential interaction between countries of South, South East and East Asia for solving the serious problem of the local separatism and terrorism. The author states that even a superficial glance at the situation demonstrates a very contradictory approaches and actions of the different countries in this field. The relevance of the research implies the possibilities of practical application of the potential of cooperation between countries of this region (using examples of the positive interaction between India and some of its neighbors) to choose the best ways to solve the problem of separatism and terrorism.

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Sergey A. Mikhailov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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postgraduate student of the Department of the World history 6 Miklukho-Maklaya St, Moscow, Russia, 117198


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