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Power Realignments in Asia

Power Realignments in Asia
China, India and the United States

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Alyssa Ayres - McLarty Associates, Washington DC
  • C Raja Mohan - Professor and Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore

October 2009 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
China's emergence as a great power is transforming the world, affecting its security, economy and physical environment. Power Realignments in Asia: China, India and the United States explores the impact of China's rise on relations among China, India and the United States.

The topics covered in the collection span traditional security issues-political-military affairs and military modernization-to new challenges posed by rapid and deep economic integration, to global issues like energy security and environmental degradation accompanying rapid economic growth. Each of these issues affects the triangular dynamic among China, India and the United States. A special feature of this volume is that it is an informed assessment of an under-researched theme-China's complex role in simultaneously promoting and inhibiting Indo-U.S. engagement. It examines the many shades of strategic ambiguity, reflected most recently in China's response to the historic Indo-U.S. civil nuclear initiative.

This work will be an important resource for all those interested in Asia's security politics, the American response to the rise of China and India and the changing dynamic of Asian balance of power.

Ambassador K Raghunath
Francine R Frankel
Alyssa Ayres
Nicholas R Lardy
The Economic Architecture of China in Southeast and Central Asia
Vivek Bharati
China's Economic Resurgence and 'Flexible Coalitions'
Elizabeth Economy
The Case of China and the Global Environment: Dizzying Growth, Devolution of Power, Environmental Disaster
P S Ramakrishnan
Growing India-China Economies, Linked Environmental Concerns, and Emerging Scenarios
Jasjit Singh
Security Concerns and China's Military Capabilities: The Eagle, the Dragon, and the Elephant
David Shambaugh
The Evolving Security Order in Asia: Implications for US-India Relations
Kenneth Lieberthal
Energy Security and the Future of Energy Cooperation: China
Sudha Mahalingam
China's Quest for Energy Security-Implications for the World
Ashley J Tellis
US and Indian Interests in India's Extended Neighborhood
Vikram Sood
India and Regional Security Interests
C Raja Mohan
The Evolution of Sino-Indian Relations: Implications for the United States
Richard J Ellings
The Context and Purposes of US-India Strategic Cooperation
C Raja Mohan and Alyssa Ayres
Situating the Realignment

The book is an interesting read for two reasons: one, for the fact that power realignments in Asia are undergoing a swift transformation and will assume concrete shape in coming years…The second more important reason is that the book makes a meaningful contribution to existing literature on the subject and provides a comprehensive analysis from an Indo-US perspective.

Strategic Analysis

The book contains 13 papers on current global power relations with special reference to China, India and the US. If one is seeking further insights into the much spoken of contemporary ‘tectonic shifts’ in international politics, then ‘Power Realignments in Asia’ would prove extremely useful as a knowledge source.

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ISBN: 9788178299488

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