Book Details

Author(s): Vijay Sakhuja (Ed.)
ISBN: 9789386618733
Publication Year: 2019
Binding: HB
Pages: 260
Price: Rs. 1995 Rs. 1995
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Among the many defining developments in South Asia, Chinese investment in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under the Belt Road Initiative (BRI) identified by connectivity networks, energy infrastructure and port projects has been an issue of intense debate and discussion among the strategic community, not only in South Asia but also far and wide.  Many countries that have received Chinese assistance under the BRI are now thinking about either cancelling, putting on hold or renegotiating infrastructure projects with the Chinese government and its companies.  There are now fears in Pakistan that the financial and technical assistance provided by China is a `debt trap`.  This volume is an attempt to understand the political, economic and security dynamics of the CPEC and is a `must read` for academics, policy makers and researchers who study South Asia`s strategic landscape. 

ABOUT Author


Dr. Vijay Sakhuja was Director of National Maritime Foundation,    New Delhi and is currently Visiting Senior Fellow, Cambodian Institute of Cooperation and Peace (CICP), Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Executive Editor, India Strategic, New Delhi. Earlier, Dr. Sakhuja had served on the research faculty of the 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 M.Phil. and Ph.D. 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 the Blue Economy.  His recent academic works are Asia and the Arctic: Narratives, Perspectives and Policies (2016); Perspectives on Blue Economy (2017); and The Blue Economy: Concept, Constituents and Development (2017). 

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

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