Book Details

Book title: Asian Strategic Review 2014: US Pivot and Asian Security
Author(s): S D Muni , Vivek Chadha (Eds.)
ISBN: 978-81-8274-769-2
Publication Year: 2014
Binding: HB
Pages: 272
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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The ``Pivot to Asia`` strategy qualifies to be called Obama Doctrine: a part of Obama`s ``grand strategy``. This policy may radically redefine not only the US engagement with Asia but also the Asian strategic dynamics. The initiative is packaged comprehensively and has all the necessary components of a strategy, namely military, political, economic and ideological. The strategy may also be seen as an attempt to address the China challenge, or the China dilemma, given its critical role on a number of issues in the region and its growing military modernisation. This book looks at various facets of the pivot strategy, to include US, Chinese, regional and country specific perspectives with an aim of providing greater clarity and understanding.

ABOUT Author

S D Muni : For nearly forty years, Prof. S.D Muni taught, conducted and supervised research, in international relations and South Asian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (1974-2006), National University Of Singapore (2008-2013), Banaras Hindu University (1985-86), and University of Rajasthan (1972-73). At Jawaharlal Nehru University he held the prestigious Appadorai Chair of International Politics and Area Studies. Prof. Muni also served as India`s Special Envoy on UNSC Reforms (2005) and Ambassador in Lao People`s Democratic Republic (1997-99). In 2005 he was bestowed with `Sri Lanka Ratna`, Sri Lanka`s highest national honor for a foreign national. He was invited to address the UN Special Committee on Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace in 1985. Author and editor of twenty five books and monographs and more than 150 research papers, Prof. Muni has travelled extensively. He has been sitting on the selection committees for vice-chancellors and faculty members for different Indian universities. Presently he is based at the Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses as Distinguished Fellow. Colonel Vivek Chadha (Retd) is a Research Fellow at IDSA. He served in the army for over 22 years before joining IDSA in 2011. His current areas of research are defence studies, counter insurgency and terrorism finance. His published books include: Low Intensity Conflicts in India: An Analysis, Company Commander in Low Intensity Conflict and Indo-US Relations: Divergence to Convergence. He has also edited a book titled Armed Forces Special Powers Act: The Debate.

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