This book examines how the region’s major political powers view international politics and the use of military force.
Going beyond bilateral commitments, India and Japan are now eager to collaborate on areas of common interest at the regional level.
In the past, the contestation in Europe drove world politics. It looks as though it may be Asia that now has agency in shaping the future of the world.
The Bay of Bengal once represented a major share of world trade. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) seeks to rediscover this common heritage through its stated goal of regional integration.
Material factors can explain why certain outcomes occurred the way they did, and strategic culture can explain how countries thought about their circumstances, their choices, and their decisions.
Asian nations must find ways to adapt to the structural changes in the Asian balance of power, the essence of which is the rise of China and the perceived decline of the United States.
The rapid rise of Beijing relative to New Delhi has begun to have a powerful impact on India’s regional environment in the subcontinent and beyond.
BRICS may have passed the moment of peak solidarity. The challenge now is to manage the growing differences among them.
Intensifying strategic competition between India and China does not have to hinder cooperation in economic and social development, as long as both countries make development their ultimate goal.
There is a nice fit between a growing Asia’s demand for economic and military balance in the region and Modi’s Act East policy.