This issue comprises several articles which are as follows: 1)Paramilitary Groups and National Security: A Comparison Between Colombia and Sudan 2)The Path to Economic and Political Emancipation in Sri Lanka 3)Symbiosis of Peace and Development in Kashmir: An Imperative for Conflict Transformation 4)Conflict Induced Displacement: The Pandits of Kashmir 5)United Nations Presence in Haiti: Challenges of a Multidimensional Peacekeeping Mission 6)Resurgent Gorkhaland: Ethnic Identity and Autonomy.