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Global Power Shifts and Strategic Transition in Asia   
Global Power Shifts and Strategic Transition in Asia
Editors: N.S. Sisodia • V. Krishnappa
Hard Bound Book (6" x 9") :   Pages : 394
2009  Edition   :  ISBN -978-81-7188-751-4
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THE contemporary strategic context is increasingly defined by the rapid growth of major Asian economies and the rapidly increasing interest the major powers are evincing in the region. It has also resulted in a perceptible shift in power to the Asian continent. An assessment of how each of the major Asian powers and important external actors are responding to these developments is necessary for understanding the underlying concerns about peace and security in Asia in the 21st Century. What is the character of the emerging strategic context in Asia? How are the processes of globalisation, economic interdependence and diffusion of technologies shaping the Asian strategic context? What does the ‘Rise of Asia’ mean for global peace? How do regional perspectives inform the debate? What are the common threats and challenges? What are the prospects of fostering cooperative state behaviour in confronting the transnational threats? These are some of the issues that expert contributors discuss in this volume.


N.S. Sisodia is the Director General, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. He holds an Honours degree in History from the University of Delhi and a Masters degree from the Harvard University, USA where he was a Mason Fellow. He joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1968 and served as Additional Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat and Secretary, Government of India in the Ministries of Finance and Defence. He has also been the Vice Chancellor, University of Udaipur. He has co-edited Emerging India: Security and Foreign Policy Perspectives; India and the World; Changing Security Dynamic in Eastern Asia: Focus on Japan; India-Japan Relations: Partnership for Peace and Security; and West Asia in Turmoil: Implications for Global Security.

V. Krishnappa is a Research Fellow at the IDSA, New Delhi. His research interests include strategic dynamics in South and West Asia, great power politics, strategic theory, transnational terrorism and contemporary wars. He is the Book Review Editor of Strategic Analysis (IDSA-Routledge) and Member of Editorial Committee of Journal of Defence Studies (IDSA).


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Section I
Indian Perspectives

1. The Asian Transition and India’s Emerging Strategy
— Sujit Dutta

2. India’s Role in Asian Security: The Eightfold Path
— C. Raja Mohan

Section II
Global Perspectives

3. The Chinese Concept of ‘Twenty Years’ Strategic Opportunities’ and its Implications for Asian Security Order — Xu Xin

4. Japan and the East Asian Security in the Twenty-first Century
— Shigekatsu Kondo

5. On the History and Practice of Unilateralism in East Asia
— Bruce Cumings

6. Reformatting the Asian Strategic Context
— Yevgeniy M. Kozhokin

7. Europe in Asia: In Search of a Strategic Approach
— Gudrun Wacker

8. Australia and the Asian Strategic Context: Balancing Relations with the Major Powers — James Cotton

Section III
Multilateralism and Asian Security in the Twenty-first Century

9. Peace-Building in the Twenty-first Century: Towards Greater Operational Coherence and Relevance — Gregory J.B. Mills

10. Multilateral Institutions and Major-Power Cooperation: A Framework for Analysis —  Robert Ayson

11. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and Asian Multilateralism in the Twenty-first Century: A Critical Assessment — Phunchok Stobdan

12. Regional Security and Regional Cooperation: ASEAN and SAARC Compared
— Bharti Chhibber

13. The Role of Asian Multilateral Security Institutions: A Constructivist Point of View — Wong Ming-Hsien

14. Cooperative Framework for Asian Security in the Twenty-first Century: Climate Change and Environment — P.K. Gautam

Section IV
Nationalism and Rise of Asia

15. Japanese Nationalism: Implications for Asian Security
— Arpita Mathur

16. In Defence of Identity: Chinese Nationalism and Asian Security
— Abanti Bhattacharya

17. Theorising the Rise of Asia: Global Power Shifts and State Responses
— Namrata Goswami

Index 391

Contributors :

Robert Ayson is Director of Studies, Graduate Studies, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, Canberra.

Abanti Bhattacharya is Associate Fellow at IDSA, New Delhi.

Bharti Chhibber is lecturer in Political Science at Miranda House, University of Delhi.

James Cotton is Professor of Politics, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

Bruce Cumings is Professor of History at University of Chicago.

Sujit Dutta is Senior Fellow at IDSA, New Delhi.

P.K. Gautam is Research Fellow at IDSA, New Delhi.

Namrata Goswami is Associate Fellow at IDSA, New Delhi.

Shigekatsu Kondo is Senior Research Fellow and Executive Director of National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Tokyo.

Yevgeniy M. Kozhokin is Director, Russia’s Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), Moscow.

Arpita Mathur is Associate Fellow at IDSA, New Delhi.

Gregory J.B. Mills directs the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation.

Wong Ming-Hsien is Senior Advisor in National Security Council, R.O.C and Associate Professor at Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan.

C. Raja Mohan is Professor at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Phunchok Stobdan is Senior Fellow at IDSA, New Delhi.

Gudrun Wacker is Head of Research Unit Asia at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs), Berlin.

Xu Xin is Associate Director of the China and Asia-Pacific Studies Program and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University, New York.

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