Book Details

Book title: PENTAGON`S YEARBOOK 2018: South Asia Defence and Strategic Perspective
Author(s): Vijay Sakhuja (Ed.)
ISBN: 9789386618313
Publication Year: 2018
Binding: HB
Pages: 264
Price: Rs. 1995 Rs. 1995
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The centrality of China in the contemporary political, strategic and economic discourse mandates a critical analysis of its future engagements with the international community. Its rising economic power, potent political influence, growing military arsenal and nuclear capability has the potential to shape the international discourse, thus challenging the global primacy of the United States. This volume captures the above dynamics through scholarly pieces authored by well-established China watchers. Under discussion are issues such as China`s strategic culture, the Belt Road Initiative, military modernisation, and its relations with South Asian countries. This volume is a must read for academics, policymakers and researchers who pursue various facets of Asia’s political, economic and security landscape. 

ABOUT Author


Dr Vijay Sakhuja is Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and Visiting Fellow, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Prior to holding the current positions, Dr Sakhuja served as the Director, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi a think tank of the Indian Ministry of Defence. He has also been on the research faculty of Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore; Director (Research), Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA); Senior Fellow, Centre for Airpower Studies (CAPS) and Observer Research Foundation (ORF); Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), and United Service Institution of India (USI). 

A former Indian Navy officer, Dr Vijay Sakhuja received his MPhil and PhD degrees from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He has published nearly 40 books, edited volumes and monograph on international relations, geopolitics, maritime security, maritime history, the Arctic and Blue Economy. His recent academic works are Asia and the Arctic: Narratives, Perspectives and Policies (2016), Perspectives on Blue Economy (2017); The Blue Economy: Concept, Constituents and Development (2017). 

Dr Vijay Sakhuja is member of the international editorial board of Journal of Indian Ocean Region (Taylor & Francis). 

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