Description : This volume, with contributions from some of the most informed and celebrated commentators in the field, deals with issues of national security in India. Among the topics discussed include: India's emergence as a nuclear power and its associated problems; the relations with its two nuclear neighbours - China and Pakistan; India's position vis-a-vis the United States' dominated world order; and the transformation of India from a developing country to a middle-ranking power.
Description : India’s role in global politics draws increasing attention from the international community. Unprecedented economic growth, rising fundamentalism in national politics and the knife-edge of nuclear-fuelled tension with an unstable Islamic government in Pakistan are all bound up in Indian claims to geopolitical ascendance. At the same time, Central Asia has re-emerged as a site of international contestation or a ‘new Great Game’, with Russia, China and the US vying over security and energy interests in a politically unstable region. In this fresh and penetrating analysis of India’s foreign policy, particularly on Central Asia, Emilian Kavalski illuminates India’s international ambitions and capabilities, and its complex dynamics with great powers USA, China and Russia. India and Central Asia provides a timely and much-needed assessment of the foreign policy of a rising power. Drawing on theoretical perspectives in International Relations, Kavalski shows how India’s foreign policy is intimately related to its domestic politics. The 1998 nuclear tests marked a decisive break in India’s external affairs; policy formulations after the tests present a qualitatively different interpretation of the country’s role in and the character of the post-Cold War system. Key to these new policy narratives is assertive posturing on the global stage, an idea built on several symbolic ideas or ‘myths’ used to justify foreign policy to a domestic audience, such as a new ideology of national strength (Hindutva) and a prevailing narrative of self-aggrandizement. The case of Central Asia is especially revealing on the influence of India’s domestic mythmaking narratives on its foreign policy. Kavalski assesses the tension between assertiveness and regional cooperation in India’s ‘Look North’ policy and provides a unique understanding of Indian perceptions of the emergence of a ‘new Great Game’ in the region. He also traces India’s stance on the agency of Russia, China, the European Union, the USA and NATO in the region, with new insights not accessible through accounts of bilateral relations. India and Central Asia offers an indispensable account of the domestic sources of India’s emerging international agency. It is essential for scholars, researchers and policy makers interested in the changing patterns of global politics and the roles that both India and Central Asia play in these transformations, and all those interested in Asian studies, political science, international relations and security studies more widely.
Description : A Revelatory Narrative Marked By An Incisive And Insightful Analysis Of Asia'S Pivotal Role On The World Stage& A Resurgent Asia Is Now Emerging As The Global Pivot. With The World'S Fastest-Growing Markets, Fastest-Rising Military Expenditures And Most Serious Hot Spots, Asia Holds The Key To The Future Global Order. Underpinning Its Renaissance, Asia Has Become The World'S Economic Locomotive Even As Its Arts, Fashion And Cuisine Regain International Recognition. Yet, With Interstate Competition Sharpening, Asia Faces Complex Security, Energy And Developmental Challenges In An Era Of Globalization, Including How To Move Beyond Historical Legacies And Tap Its Dynamism For Greater Prosperity And Well-Being. The Colossal Shift In Global Geopolitics Presents New Opportunities To Asia And Tests Its Ability To Assume A Bigger Role In International Relations. This Book Examines The Ascent Of Asia By Focusing On Its Three Main Powers China, India And Japan. A Qualitative Reordering Of Power In An Asia Characterized By Tectonic Shifts Is Challenging Strategic Stability And Affecting Equations Between These Powers. How The China Japan, China India And Japan India Equations Evolve In The Coming Years Will Have A Crucial Bearing On Asian And Global Security. Constituting A Strategic Triangle, These Powers Are Asia'S Largest Economies. Their Interests Are Getting So Intertwined That The Pursuit Of Unilateral Solutions By Any One Of Them Will Disturb The Peaceful Environment On Which Their Continued Economic Growth And Security Depend. The Author Analyses The Ramifications Of The Emerging Chinese Colossus. He Also Highlights The Fact That Japan'S Quiet, Undeclared Transition From Pacifism To A 'Normal' State Will Help Shape The Future Of Asian And Global Geopolitics. Even As It Has Reinvigorated Its Military Ties With The United States, Japan Is Beginning To Rethink Its Security And International Role. The Third Major Asian Player, India, Is Coming Of Age By Displaying Greater Realism In Economic And Foreign Policies And Moving Towards Geopolitical Pragmatism. India Now Recognizes That It Can Wield International Power Only By Building Up Its Economic And Military Strength. A Strong China, A Strong Japan And A Strong India Need To Find Ways To Reconcile Their Interests In Asia So That They Can Peacefully Coexist And Prosper. Given That These Powers Have Not All Been Strong At The Same Time Before In History, Stable Political Relationships Between Them Are Central To Asian Security. The Book Sets Out How All States In Asia Could Benefit From Cooperative Approaches In Which China, India And Japan Take The Lead.
Description : Bringing together a range of South Asian perspectives on rising China in a comparative framework, an attempt has been made, for the first time, to identify and examine the political, economic and socio-cultural stakeholders and constituencies that influence the respective policy of individual South Asian countries towards China. The essays also project how their mutual relations are likely to be shaped by these. The book is especially relevant today owing to China’s growing weight in Asian and global affairs.
Description : This book provides an in-depth account of India's role in world politics at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The author shows how the approach laid down by Nehru and followed by his successors (an approach that included nuclear self-restraint, the search for friendly relations with Pakistan and China, seeking the high ground in moral and diplomatic spheres, and giving a lead to the non-aligned Third World) has been replaced. The new, more self-confident and assertive approach of this book is based on India's growing economic strength and has a more strategic and pro-Western orientation. Meticulous in approach, this book discusses this change, shows how it has come about, and explores how India's role in world politics might develop going forward. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of South Asian studies, Asian politics, international relations, and security studies.
Description : With renewed American involvement in Afghanistan, Pakistan's growing fragility, and China's rise in power in the post-Soviet space, Central Asia-South Asia relations have become central to understanding the future of the Eurasian continent. Mapping Central Asia identifies the trends, attitudes, and ideas that are key to structuring the Central Asia-South Asia axis in the coming decade. Structured in three parts, the book skillfully guides us through the importance of the historical links between the Indian sub-continent and Central Asia, the regional and global context in which the developing of closer relations between India and Central Asia has presented itself since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the precise domains of Indo-Central Asian cooperation, and studies three conflict zones that frame Indo-Central Asian relations: the Kashmir question; the situation in Afghanistan; and fear of destabilization in Xinjiang. The international line-up of established scholars convincingly demonstrate the fundamental necessity to define the Indian approach on these issues and provide cutting-edge insights on the tools needed to understand the solutions for the decade to come.
Author by : Regional Strategic Studies Programme (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies)
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Description : "This volume presents the findings of a research project organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in 1989 to look specifically into the impact of the end of the Cold War on regional security. It is one of the few attempts that have been made to understand the complex nature of relations between the major Asian powers and Southeast Asia in the context of their historical ambitions and current strategic imperatives. The eleven contributors are a unique combination of regional and international expertise in the field of strategic analysis representing all the major interested parties in the wider Asia-Pacific environment. Their chapters deal not only with China, India, and Japan but also with the central role of ASEAN, particularly its largest member, Indonesia, and the rapidly changing profile of Vietnam."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Description : This Book Covers All Aspects Of Indo-Australian Relations: Political Relations Having A Strong Component Of Security Concerns; Regional Strategies; Bilateral Economic Cooperation; And The Cultural Interface.