Book Details

Book title: PENTAGON YEARBOOK 2017: South Asia Defence and Strategic Perspective
Author(s): Vijay Sakhuja (Ed.)
ISBN: 9788182749467
Publication Year: 2017
Binding: HB
Pages: 246
Price: Rs. 1995 Rs. 1995
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South Asia`s complex geopolitical realities present a number of challenges to regional countries and dominate the discourse. Likewise, there are complex geostrategic issues which inhibit regional cooperation and add to trust-deficit. This volume captures perspectives of experts and scholars on South Asia who offer some deep insights of the region. It addresses a number of issues that fall into the domain of geopolitics, geo-economics and geostrategic. With connectivity being the buzzword of 2016, the volume draws attention to the geostrategic calculus involving transport corridors and the emerging great game in South Asia. The book also deliberates on thematic issues such as trends in defence spending as well as marine protected areas in the region. This volume is a must read for academics, researchers and policy makers in South Asia as also those who pursue various political, security and environmental issues confronting the region. 

ABOUT Author


Dr Vijay Sakhuja is Director, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi and visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore.

He has also been on the research faculty of a number of think tanks: 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 navy officer, Dr Vijay Sakhuja has published over 30 books, edited volumes and monograph on international relations, geopolitics, maritime security, maritime history and the Arctic. His latest academic works are Asia and the Arctic: Narratives, Perspectives and Policies (2016) and Perspectives on Blue Economy (2017). 

Dr Vijay Sakhuja is the Editor, Maritime Affairs (Taylor & Francis) and is on the international editorial board of Journal of Indian Ocean Region (Taylor & Francis)

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