Book Details

Book title: India`s Approach to Asia: Strategy, Geopolitics and Responsibility
Author(s): Namrata Goswami
ISBN: 9788182748705
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 536
Price: Rs. 1995 Rs. 1995
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This book offers wide ranging divergent perspectives on India’s role in managing and shaping Asian Security. Issues that are dealt with in detail include major power rivalries, tensions over disputed territories, freedom of Sea Lanes of Communications (SLOCs), security dilemmas connected to military modernization, the robustness of regional institutional mechanisms, India’s strategic partnerships and last but not the least, the perspectives of major actors like the US, Russia, China and India on Asian regional order: whether they view it as purely competitive or cooperative-competitive. The debate on ‘Great Power’ status and responsibility forms a critical part of the book. The importance of connectivity via road and rail, and information infrastructure has been dealt with by several authors, who at the same time, have also identified some of the challenges. The book offers important ideas on how Asian security will shape up in the future by utilizing the method of scenarios. It is an important contribution to the field of Asian and regional security and India`s role in it.

ABOUT Author


Dr. Namrata Goswami is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. She specializes in ethnic conflicts, conflict prevention, management and resolution, and international relations theory. Dr. Goswami was a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington. D.C from October 2012 to June 2013, Visiting Fellow at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg (November–December 2010), the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), August 2006 to July 2010 and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University, Melbourne, from April to August 2009. She is a recipient of the Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship, 2012-2013 and the Harvard Executive Education Certificate in 2013. Her latest book published by Routledge (London), 2015 is on Indian National Security and Counter-Insurgency: The Use of Force vs Non-Violent Response.

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