Afghanistan Justice Organization (AJO)
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS)
Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS)
Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS)
Centre for Development and Peace Studies (CDPS)
Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS )
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS)
Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS)
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS )

Centre for South Asian Studies is a premier think-tank in Nepal. It organizes seminars and conferences and publishes books on issues of vital importance to Nepal. SAARC and regional cooperation in South Asia has been its forte’. The Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) is a fully independent, non-political, secular, research think-tank based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It organizes conferences and conducts research in areas of South Asian regional cooperation, peace and conflict in South Asia, small arms proliferation, trade and connectivity and strategic issues concerning South Asian countries as well as Nepal's conduct of international relations. CSAS is also involved in research, dissemination and deliberation on Nepal's current peace process and constitution drafting with several programs on federalism and integration. In partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, a German political foundation, CSAS has been implementing 'Nepal's National Interests' project for the year 2010.

CSAS is a founder member of the South Asian Regional Research Forum (SARRF), led by BIPSS, Dhaka. - CSAS is a founder member of the Nepal Security Sector network (NSSN), Kathmandu.

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RECENT publications

July 2013
Federalism in Nepal: Lessons from Indian Experience
November 2012
Regional Environmental Issue: Water and Disaster Management>
August 2012
Towards a More Cooperative South Asia
June 2012
SAARC: Towards Meaningful Cooperation

RECENT events

May 14-16, 2013
Afghanistan in SAARC: Towards Deeper Engagement