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Power Realignments in Asia
China, India and the United States

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© 2009 | 356 pages | SAGE India
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
Foreword
Francine R Frankel
Foreword
Alyssa Ayres
Introduction
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
 
Index

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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Alyssa Ayres

Alyssa Ayres joined McLarty Associates, the Washington-based international strategic advisory firm, as director for India and South Asia in 2008 after serving in the US Department of State as special assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs.  Previously, Dr. Ayres was at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania, and before that the Asia Society in New York. A cultural historian of modern South Asia, Dr. Ayres has carried out research in India, Pakistan, and Indonesia.  Her book on nationalism in Pakistan, Speaking Like a State, was recently published by Cambridge University... More About Author

C Raja Mohan

C Lakshman is an independent consultant based in Pune, India. He received his PhD in Organization Studies from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He held prior appointments at Longwood University, Virginia State University, and Jackson State University. He was the Chair of the Organizational Behaviour and HRM Area at Indian Institute of Management, Indore. He has 16 years of rich experience in India and the United States, spanning both industry and academia. He combines his rich industrial marketing experience (Elcompo Electronics Pvt Ltd, Chennai) with teaching, training, and consulting experiences with various organizations... More About Author

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