MAJOR GENERAL DIPANKAR BANERJEE's thirty-six years of distinguished service in the Indian army included service in command and staff assignments in all its operational environments and border areas and includes appointments at brigade, division, field army, and army headquarters. From May 1, 1999, he has led the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, the only such institute in the region, at Colombo, Sri Lanka, as its executive director. Banerjee's current areas of academic interest are national security issues, confidence-building measures, Asia-Pacific security, and China's security and foreign policies. He has published extensively on these subjects. His recent edited volumes include: South Asia at Gun Point: Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferation (2000); Security Studies in South Asia: Changes and Chal lenges (2000); CBMs in South Asia: Potential and Possibilities (2000); Confidence Building Measures in South Asia (1999); and Comprehensive and Co-operative Security in South Asia (1998).
DR. YVES BOYER has a Ph.D. in political science from Paris University. He was senior researcher at the French Institute for International Affairs (IFRI), then moved to CREST as deputy director, a position he still holds at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, an institution based in Paris that succeeded CREST. In his various capacities, he is currently chairing a working group from the French Defense Science Board dealing with forecast analysis. He is associate professor at the French army academy as well as at the Ecole polytechnique. A former IISS researcher and Woodrow Wilson scholar, he has published many articles on security and defense issues in various journals (including The Washington Quarterly, the RUSI journal, Europe Archiv, and Politique Etrangère). Recent publications include his edited volume Allemagne(s): certitudes et incertitudes de la politique de sécurité (1998).
PROFESSOR LORI FISLER DAMROSCH is Henry L. Moses professor of law and international organization at Columbia University. Her teaching responsibilities have included public international law; the Constitution