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  • International Relations /1 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2012
    Pages: 340
    ISBN 9788171889204
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    India-Korea Dialogue for A 21st Century Partnership

    Choong Yong Ahn‚ Pravakar Sahoo (Eds.)


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    <p>India and Korea belong to the major economies of the G-20, which has become a major global economic cooperative entity after the global financial crisis in 2008. Despite these similarities, the two countries have almost opposite factor endowments offering opportunities for more economic and strategic partnership. In this context, the India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership in 2009 is considered a major step to facilitate expansion or opportunities for investments and exchange of services. In this backdrop, the book, which is timely and first of its kind, has made a sincere attempt to cover all aspects of India-Korea relations under three broad themes such as role of India-Korea in G-20 and restructuring global financial architecture; bilateral economic relations; and cooperation for security and strategic challenges. This volume would be a useful read to all those interested in strengthening and learning about the current status of India-Korea relations and future prospects.</p>

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  • International Relations /2 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2011
    Pages: 284
    ISBN 9788171888986
    US$69.95
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    Reconnecting Britain and India

    Ideas for Enhanced Partnerships

    Jo Johnson‚ Rajiv Kumar (Eds.)


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    <p>"Reconnecting Britain and India: Ideas for an Enhanced Partnership" seeks to survey the main features of a diverse and complex bilateral relationship. As the shadows of the colonial period fade into history, this book aims to analyse the scope for a new relationship that recognises the role the UK can play in India’s quest for international stature. Original essays from more than three dozen thought leaders from the worlds of academia, business, politics and the arts assess the potential for the two countries to forge an enhanced partnership, the objective set out by the two prime ministers, Manmohan Singh and David Cameron, during the latter’s 2010 visit to India.</p>

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  • International Relations /3 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2011
    Pages: 108
    ISBN 9788171888931
    US$35.95
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    China Today

    Politics, Society and Culture

    M. Rasgotra (Ed.)

    ORF China Studies Series # 1



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    <p>A comprehensive study of China is one of the most important areas of research at Observer Research Foundation. The ORF China Studies Programme has been closely following the emergence of India’s great neighbour on the global centre-stage as a military and economic superpower. Of particular interest have been China's political and social evolution, its economy and how its foreign and security policies affect India and the world.</p> <p><br /> The ORF China Studies Series is an effort to analyse China's economic, political and military trajectory in a sustained and dispassionate manner and create a body of insightful work which will be useful to scholars, &nbsp;policymakers, journalists and all those interested in knowing China better.</p>

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  • International Relations /4 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2011
    Pages: 162
    ISBN 9788171888948
    US$39.95
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    China

    Economy and Environment

    M. Rasgotra (Ed.)

    ORF China Studies Series # 2



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    <p>A comprehensive study of China is one of the most important areas of research at Observer Research Foundation. The ORF China Studies Programme has been closely following the emergence of India’s great neighbour on the global centre-stage as a military and economic superpower. Of particular interest have been China's political and social evolution, its economy and how its foreign and security policies affect India and the world.</p> <p><br /> The ORF China Studies Series is an effort to analyse China's economic, political and military trajectory in a sustained and dispassionate manner and create a body of insightful work which will be useful to scholars, &nbsp;policymakers, journalists and all those interested in knowing China better.</p>

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  • International Relations /5 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2011
    Pages: 94
    ISBN 9788171888955
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    Contemporary China and the World

    M. Rasgotra (Ed.)

    ORF China Studies Series # 3



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    <p>A comprehensive study of China is one of the most important areas of research at Observer Research Foundation. The ORF China Studies Programme has been closely following the emergence of India’s great neighbour on the global centre-stage as a military and economic superpower. Of particular interest have been China's political and social evolution, its economy and how its foreign and security policies affect India and the world.</p> <p><br /> The ORF China Studies Series is an effort to analyse China's economic, political and military trajectory in a sustained and dispassionate manner and create a body of insightful work which will be useful to scholars, &nbsp;policymakers, journalists and all those interested in knowing China better.</p>

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  • International Relations /6 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2012
    Pages: 176
    ISBN 9788171889198
    US$39.95
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    China and South Asia

    Developments and Trends

    M. Rasgotra (Ed.)

    ORF China Studies Series # 4



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    <p>A comprehensive study of China is one of the most important areas of research at Observer Research Foundation. The ORF China Studies Programme has been closely following the emergence of India’s great neighbour on the global centre-stage as a military and economic superpower. Of particular interest have been China's political and social evolution, its economy and how its foreign and security policies affect India and the world.</p> <p><br /> The ORF China Studies Series is an effort to analyse China's economic, political and military trajectory in a sustained and dispassionate manner and create a body of insightful work which will be useful to scholars, &nbsp;policymakers, journalists and all those interested in knowing China better.</p>

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  • International Relations /7 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2012
    Pages: 182
    ISBN 9788171889648
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    Present Day China

    A Net Assessment

    M. Rasgotra (Ed.)

    ORF China Studies Series # 5



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    <p>A comprehensive study of China is one of the most important areas of research at Observer Research Foundation. The ORF China Studies Programme has been closely following the emergence of India’s great neighbour on the global centre-stage as a military and economic superpower. Of particular interest have been China's political and social evolution, its economy and how its foreign and security policies affect India and the world.</p> <p><br /> The ORF China Studies Series is an effort to analyse China's economic, political and military trajectory in a sustained and dispassionate manner and create a body of insightful work which will be useful to scholars, &nbsp;policymakers, journalists and all those interested in knowing China better.</p>

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  • International Relations /8 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2012
    Pages: 102
    ISBN 9788171889280
    US$34.95
    In association with ICWA, New Delhi
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    India-Azerbaijan

    The Silk Route Connection

    Nivedita Das Kundu (Ed.)


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    <p>The relationship between India and independent Azerbaijan has now endured well over a decade. The silk route connection between India and Azerbaijan is very significant since early times, when Indian merchants used to pass through Azerbaijan while traveling towards Europe. Due to Azerbaijan’s central location in the Silk Route, Azerbaijan emerged as the largest trade centre on the long stretch of the Silk Route. In this book, mutual interest, challenges and opportunities for diversifying cooperation in various sectors have been discussed. This book reflects the changing dynamics of the situation in both the countries and their mutual needs and requirements to improve the bilateral relationship.</p>

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  • International Relations /9 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard cover • 2014
    Pages: 380
    ISBN 9789332701373
    US$79.95

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    Understanding the Emerging Contours of Power and Hegemony

    Contemporary Geo-political Narratives

    Angira Sen Sarma‚ Yury Byaly (Eds.)


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    <p>India-Russia relations have withstood the test of time and both countries have remained important partners. Their bilateral ties had to be adjusted with the changing international milieu post Soviet disintegration. Today, the strategic partnership between the two countries covers a wide range of areas, including economic cooperation, science and technology, energy, space and defence, indicating the continuing strong ties between the two countries. The chapters in this volume discuss various issues of common concern like terrorism, radical Islam, non-proliferation, migration, climate change, drug trafficking and the international financial crisis. They also highlight the converging and diverging views of the two countries on global challenges like tensions in the Middle East and Afghanistan.</p>

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  • International Relations /10 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2014
    Pages: 308
    ISBN 9789332701243
    US$69.95

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    Forty Years of India-Korea Relations and Looking Ahead

    Rajat Kathuria‚ Sanjana Joshi (Eds.)


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    <p>Since the formal establishment of diplomatic ties between India and the Republic of Korea in 1973, the two countries have made significant progress and are today strategic partners. They are also forging strong economic ties and have signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). This book brings together the contributions of a very distinguished set of experts and scholars on various aspects of India-Korea bilateral relations. The endeavour has been to review the evolution of India-Korea relations as well as highlight the opportunities and challenges in the coming years. The scope and potential for cooperation is substantial for both countries to build on the strong foundation that has been established in the last forty years and provide an archetype of a mutually beneficial relationship contributing to global peace and prosperity. How such a strategic partnership will unfold in years to come will critically depend on cooperation and commitment between the various levels of government and between the private sector and academia, among others.&nbsp;</p>

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  • International Relations /11 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2011
    Pages: 580
    ISBN 9788171888702
    US$89.95

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    Imagining Asia in 2030

    TRENDS, SCENARIOS AND ALTERNATIVES

    Ajey Lele‚ Namrata Goswami (Eds.)


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    <p>Future belongs to Asia. Already a major transition of wealth and power from the West to the East is being witnessed as never before. Asia could withstand the economic Tsunami which engulfed most of the developed world in 2008. Asian powers like China and India are being envisaged as the drivers of the future global economy. On the other hand, Asia is also facing major security challenges. How Asian states continue with the present pace of their economic growth and simultaneously deal with myriad international security threats is an intriguing question for the world at large.</p> <p><br /> Bringing together a pool of renowned international experts, the book deals with the potential drivers of future change in Asia like economic growth, climate change, demographics, urbanisation, migration, resource competition, technology, military modernisation, globalisation, nationalism and identity politics, radical movements, extremism and terrorism, and great power competition. It not only attempts to describe the future for Asia in 2030, but also offers exciting alternative future scenarios.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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  • International Relations /12 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2010
    Pages: 168
    ISBN 9788171888276
    US$35.95

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    India-Russia Strategic Partnership

    Challenges And Prospects

    Nivedita Das Kundu


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    <p>The strategic partnership between India and Russia was signed during the visit of President Putin to India in the year 2000. Since then, the Indo-Russian&nbsp;</p> <p>relationship has diversified enormously and today it is uniquely strong and also expanding in the areas of defence, nuclear energy, hydrocarbons, space&nbsp;</p> <p>research and in science &amp; technology. This relationship is based on a strong national consensus in both countries that has cut across ideologies or&nbsp;</p> <p>political differences. Although differences arise over certain issues on certain occasions, the overall parallelism in the Indo-Russian relationship definitely&nbsp;</p> <p>symbolises the trust that still exists between them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>India and Russia have now reached a stage where the economies of both the countries are resurgent and at the same time diversifying. Both economies&nbsp;</p> <p>are developing significantly to provide a good base for expanding business contacts and promoting new projects. Nonetheless, in spite of accelerated&nbsp;</p> <p>growth and immense opportunities, statistics show that business transaction is much less than the potential which exists between them. On the whole,&nbsp;</p> <p>it is necessary to publicise the positive experiences and growth of both countries, which will help people in both countries to orient themselves to the&nbsp;</p> <p>present realities and will boost bilateral cooperation in various fields.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>With these aspects as a backdrop, this book India-Russia Strategic Partnership: Challenges and Prospects has been conceived. This book is an outcome of&nbsp;</p> <p>the research papers presented during the conference held at Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, India, along with the Moscow State Institute of&nbsp;</p> <p>International Relations. The book covers a wide spectrum of issues and concerns related to India-Russia Strategic Partnership, and outlines various&nbsp;</p> <p>challenges and prospects for developing this relationship further. An attempt has been made here to contextualise the debate in a more cogent form.</p>

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  • International Relations /13 of 34
    International Relations

    Paperback • 2010
    Pages: 182
    ISBN 9788171888009
    US$59.95

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    The Long View from Delhi

    To Define The Indian Grand Strategy For Foriegn Policy

    Rajiv Kumar‚ Admiral Raja Menon


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    <p>Capitals of big countries like India are supposed to have a Long View of their world. Does Delhi have one? The US government, when presented with a Long View from Washington by Herman Kahn of the Hudson Institute in the early seventies is supposed to have protested “But they employed only three people for the study.” Kahn replied “True, but that was three more than the government employed to look at the future”. Laymen imagine that those in the lofty reaches of government spend time in contemplation, brainstorming where their societies will be two decades hence. Disappointed they are when they learn that politicians drive policy more to ensure re-election four years later, than to shape their environment. They say they have no choice.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This book, the first such attempt, by Menon and Kumar, uses the Net Assessment Method to write the scenarios India will be confronted with in 2020. Policy, they feel, should address scenarios, that will inevitably evolve from myriad complex drivers. Scenarios cannot be created: only God does that. Menon and Kumar follow a transparent method to build, brick by brick, three scenarios that India could face, comparing them to three others evolved by the United States National Intelligence Council and by a group of Indian practitioners. The book closes with a possible Grand Strategy of Foreign Policy that will leave readers in India, and abroad with a clearer understanding of the choices that await a rising India.</p>

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  • International Relations /14 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2009
    Pages: 166
    ISBN 9788171887279
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    The Big Three

    The Emerging Relationship Between The United States, India And China In The Changing World Order

    Harsh Bhasin


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    <p>The evolving relationship between India, the US and China is generally regarded by scholars of international relations as among the key features, perhaps even the most crucial one, that will shape the geopolitical contours of the emerging international political landscape in the twenty-first century.<br /> Written by a scholar and academician who for long years served as a career diplomat and hence a practitioner of international relations, the book meticulously analyses each strand of the mutual bilateral relations of the three countries, including their troubled past and uncertain present, to unravel clues for the possible future course of their relationship Ultimately, this book is aimed at an informing its readers – scholars and laypersons alike - about the forces at work in the evolving saga of the triangular relationship between the world’s most powerful nation, the world’s largest nation and the world’s largest democracy.</p>

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  • International Relations /15 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2006
    Pages: 249
    ISBN 8171884245
    US$49.95

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    China and India

    Towards Global Economic Supremacy?

    Rita Dulci Rahman‚ Jose Miguel Andreu


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    <p>China and India, currently the two most widely discussed countries of Asia are considered to be the wings of Asian economic take off. The first one is a country with plenty of economic opportunities for the developed countries, who try to maximise exports to China and invest massively in it. Nevertheless, it has recently become the country most feared by Western governments, since its overwhelming industrial exports already seem to flood the corresponding markets of the US and EU, thus limiting internal creation of industrial employment in the West.<br /> With a certain delay, India has recently begun to attract attention, mainly due to the shooting up of its exports of IT services, while its current economic position seems to be as promising as that of China in the first half of the '90s.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Recent long term econometric projections point out that these two countries, which have today a potential growth capacity as no other country has had in history, could, in half a century, be at the top of economic and political power alongside the US. Alternatively, other approaches focussing on the low levels of their micro-welfare indicators as well as on their internal political problems (such as the pending transit to democracy in China and the possible arrest or cooling down of reforms in India) predict difficult times ahead for the continuation of their currently high GDP growth rates.<br /> After portraying the economic and political evolution of China and India an exercise that enables to detect the unsolved problems of these two countries the authors discuss not only the economic bottlenecks they have, but also the internal and external political problems which China and India will have to address in order to emerge as global powers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In this context, the authors believe that China and India nations that shelter more than one-third of the world population will probably co-operate in the economic and political spheres so as to complete their catching up processes. Otherwise, the currently powerful nations potential losers at this stage of the global economic game will arrest or weaken their trajectories towards global economic supremacy.</p>

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  • International Relations /16 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2010
    Pages: 118
    ISBN 9788171887828
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    Russia-India-China

    Evolution Of Geo-Political Strategic Trends

    Nivedita Das Kundu (Ed.)


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    <p>The idea of trilateral cooperation between Russia-India-China, launched in the 1990s, has been growing from strength-to-strength. The track one and half dialogue, which began with the meeting of the Foreign Ministers, culminated at the gathering of the heads of states of the three countries. Since 2001, experts, scholars and diplomats have met to demarcate areas of collaboration in various sectors. Trade and economic sector and energy security are the vital area for cooperation as all the three countries have registered the fastest growth rates in the world. They are equally concerned with issues of disarmament and non-proliferation. Conscious of the damage being caused to natural resources, Russia, India and China have sought to address the issue of restoring the environment and tackling climate change.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>While there are differences among these three countries, the areas where their interests converge are several. They hold similar views on multilateralism, giving primacy of place to a multi-polar world order, the need to democratise international relations and develop a just international system. They hold similar perspectives on the emerging threat of terrorism, the importance of promoting the regional cooperative mechanism to address the problems faced by the region, the challenges posed by globalisation, as well as new threats like the current financial crisis that have effected them to some degree or other.</p>

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  • International Relations /17 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-Cover • 2009
    Pages: 434
    ISBN 9788171887729
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    United Nations International Civil Services

    Perceptions, Realities And Career Prospects

    Murari Raj Sharma‚ Ajit M. Banerjee


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    <p>The International Civil Service of the United Nations is not fully aligned with the compelling demands of the 21st century. Once reputed as one of the most attractive organisations to work due to its noble objectives, global outreach, and attractive conditions of service, the world body has been fast losing its lustre and pulling power and its ability to perform. As a result, the organisation has been sustaining loss in its ability to deliver on its principles, purposes and mandates in a timely, efficient and effective fashion and in its good will, image and reputation. If it does not pursue far-reaching reforms urgently, particularly in the area of human resource management (HRM), the United Nations will surely decline and become irrelevant not too far into the future.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This book identifies strategic issues facing the HRM of the world body, analyses their impacts on its performance, suggests remedies to address these lacunas and proposes measures to make the entity competitive, efficient, and effective. It tells you where you need to strengthen UN's HRM, where to make cutbacks, and where to remove duplication and overlaps. Frequent references to the HRM of the European Commission and national governments gives a refreshing taste of best practices.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This volume will make an interesting read for general readers and a great source of information for experts and professionals. In particular, it is a must-read for politicians and diplomats as a reference source, for UN staff to have a better perspective of their HRM, and for academics and students of international relations, diplomacy and political science in universities and colleges as a textbook and reference material. There is a special chapter to assist prospective new entrants seeking a career with the United Nations.</p>

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  • International Relations /18 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2009
    Pages: 312
    ISBN 9788171887705
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    India in a Changing Global Nuclear Order

    Arvind Gupta (Ed.)


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    <p>As the world witnesses a flux in the nuclear world order—in terms of civilian nuclear energy as well as non-proliferation regime and legitimacy of nuclear weapons, India has a cautious path to tread to achieve its energy security, nuclear security and make its disarmament calls more plausible and practical.&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> The challenges before the global nuclear order have vindicated India’s position and bestowed it with an opportunity to play a more confident and active role in reshaping the world—towards a more reliable, democratic and universal non-proliferation regime, preventing nuclear terrorism, forming a better architecture for civilian nuclear trade, and finally to evolve practical and universal steps towards comprehensive disarmament.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This insightful book, with contributions by leading experts on the nuclear issue in India, covers all such important aspects and provides robust analysis of the global nuclear order in terms of its implications for India and global disarmament.</p>

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  • International Relations /19 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2009
    Pages: 174
    ISBN 9788171887538
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    Saving Afghanistan

    V. Krishnappa‚ Shanthie Mariet D’souza‚ Priyanka Singh (Eds.)


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    <p>This book is about the future of Afghanistan which seems to be rapidly slipping into chaos. It contains perspectives on counter-insurgency and nation-building in Afghanistan. The expert contributors in this book focus on some key issues like, the character of the conflict in Afghanistan; the role of regional actors; the nature of engagement of the US and its allies; the assessment of the future course of action by major actors and the role played by INGOs and the international community at large.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More significantly, the experts sought to answer the crucial question: what can be done to stabilise Afghanistan? This volume is a collection of their insightful papers.</p>

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  • International Relations /20 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2008
    Pages: 200
    ISBN 9788171886968
    US$39.95

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    EU India relations

    A Critique

    Shazia Aziz Wülbers (Ed.)


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    <p>India and the European Union have stepped up efforts to improve relations, especially since the first EU India Summit of 2000. However, there seems to be a growing gap between their expectations from each other in most areas and their perceptions of the world order. What are the reasons for this state of affairs? Do they have the capacity to become ‘strategic partners’ in the near future? Will India prefer the US to the EU after the implementation of the India-US nuclear deal? Would the EU and India be able to settle their differences on human rights issues? ... Read inside what distinguished scholars and experts have to say.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p>

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  • International Relations /21 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2009
    Pages: 362
    ISBN 8171887309
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    Global Democracy for Sustaining Global Capitalism

    Jose Miguel Andreu‚ Rita Dulci Rahman


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    <p>Worldwide there is a growing perception among intellectuals, politicians and citizens, that current global problems and conflicts cannot be solved by national governments, even not by the most powerful ones. It is also more and more observable that the current multilateral institutions (UN, World Bank, IMF, WTO, etc.), created in the aftermath of the Second World War to administrate political stability and economic prosperity, can no longer deliver in today’s fully informed, much more democratic and highly interconnected world.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Moreover, the pervasive promotion of national democracies across the world—as currently “pursued” by the West—to solve problems of a collective nature (global public goods and global externalities) is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition. Indeed, developments in the last decade have proven that at global level, and in crucial areas such as peace and common security, global environment, etc., a UN led by self-appointed “nationally democratic” arbitrators, cannot deliver. In fact, in such circumstances and following the principle of self-interest, even nationally democratic countries have often behaved as free-riders in global economic issues, while the most powerful, in absence of balanced political costs, have tended to abuse the others. In addition, dominant neo-conservative policies in the last two decades have mostly resulted in worse national and international income distribution, increased the number of conflicts and tensions across the world, and been incapable of dealing with common-global problems such as climate change.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> Against the above global political background, the authors, after carefully analysing the foundations of democracy at national and global levels, the conditions for sustainability of democracy, and its interconnections with capitalism—be this national or global—propose a complete redesign of the UN system and its economic agencies on a democratic basis. According to the authors, this will finally result in a global democracy for exclusively dealing with global public goods and externalities. A priority target of this reorganisation will be a more balanced and acceptable global distribution of income, as a necessary condition for the survival of global capitalism.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The authors, after carefully analysing the foundations of democracy at national and global levels, the conditions for sustainability of democracy, and its interconnections with capitalism—be this national or global—propose a complete redesign of the UN system and its economic agencies...</p>

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  • International Relations /22 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2009
    Pages: 260
    ISBN 9788171887545
    US$44.95

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    Africa and Energy Security

    Global Issuess, Local Responses

    Ruchita Beri‚ Uttam Kumar Sinha (Eds.)


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    <p>In current debates on the geopolitics of energy security, the spotlight has fallen on Africa as a key source of oil and gas outside the volatile West Asia. The American, European and Asian oil companies are rushing to acquire a stake in Africa’s oil wealth. This book represents an effort to go beyond state-centred views of energy security, bridging local perspectives on energy resources and global framing of energy as a security concern. It brings together contributions from an international team of experts and eminent persons in African affairs to provide an analytically rich assessment of Africa’s role in the global search for oil, the multiple consequences of energy production across the African continent and India’s multifarious approach to Africa. The analysis is enriched by Indian and African perspectives and anchored in detailed country case studies.</p>

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  • International Relations /23 of 34
    International Relations

    Hard-cover • 2009
    Pages: 394
    ISBN 9788171887514
    US$79.95

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    Global Power Shifts and Strategic Transition in Asia

    N.S. Sisodia‚ V. Krishnappa (Eds.)


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    <p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>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.</p>

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    Proliferation and Emerging Nuclear Order

    In The Twenty-First Century

    N.S. Sisodia‚ V. Krishnappa‚ Priyanka Singh (Eds.)


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    <p>This book provides some important perspectives on the emerging nuclear order. The contributors discuss most burning questions of the day: What are the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">challenges to the global nuclear regime? What are the consequences of a nuclear Iran for West Asian peace and stability? Will it give rise to a nuclear&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">quest among the important West Asian states? How would the West respond in such an eventuality? What would be the response of major Asian powers&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">to nuclear Iran? What are the consequences of changes in the East Asian nuclear order for stability and peace in the region and beyond? How would&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">major regional players respond? What are the implications of non-state actors acquiring nuclear weapon technology and capabilities? What did the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">international community learn from the discovery of the A.Q. Khan network? What are the possibilities for international cooperation against nuclear&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">proliferation?</span></p>

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    The US Approach to the Islamic World

    In Post 9/11 Era

    Chintamani Mahapatra


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    <p>The United States' mercurial foreign policies toward the Muslim world—including actions taken against Islamic countries who have attempted to challenge the United States' regional dominance; and alliances with Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia—are expertly examined in this incisive treatise. Islamic revivalism, the emergence of a highly political Islamic population, the rise of terrorism, and other recent socio-political changes are also thoroughly discussed.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>How the US has reconfigured its policy towards the radical and the conservative group of Muslim countries and how its new mission against terrorism has affected international relations, particularly US-Indian relations, is the central focus of the study.</p>

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    Hard-cover • 2008
    Pages: 748
    ISBN 9788171886166
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    West Asia and the Region

    Defining India's Role

    Rajendra Madhukar Abhyankar (Ed.)


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    <p>India and West Asia represent a confluence of civilisations which is a paradigm for our times. Over the millennia, the religious, ethnic, political,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">commercial, cultural, literary and linguistic ties that bind the peoples of the two regions have endured. Today these ties are marked by a mutuality of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">interest and benefit with India's emergence as a global player. Never has the need for maintaining security, peace and prosperity in our region been&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">greater with the retrograde developments witnessed in recent years. The conjunction of these events has inevitably led to calls for India to play a helpful&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">role in the search for solutions to the festering conflicts in the region. This compendium explores the possibilities, challenges and parameters of such an&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">engagement. While the jury is still out, the papers presented here highlight its multi-dimensional character.</span></p>

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    Hard-cover • 2007
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    ISBN 8171885934
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    Indian Foreign Policy

    Challenges and Opportunities

    Atish Sinha‚ Madhup Mohta (Eds.)


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    <p>The world is now engaged with India—already established as a major power, advancing in every sphere of development: political, diplomatic, socio-economic, scientific, technological, and cultural. The distinguished foreign affairs analysts, scholars and eminent diplomats invited by the Foreign Service Institute (Government of India) to write chapters for this book on Indian foreign policy, have provided topical insights into current developments as well as presenting a long-term perspective. Covering as it does, India and the United Nations, neighbouring countries, regional foreign policy, in Asia, Africa, South America and with China, Japan, the European Union, Russian Federation and the United States, this is the standard, comprehensive, authoritative book on Indian foreign policy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Key issues discussed include:</p> <p>India’s global profile</p> <p>Multilateral institutions</p> <p>Regional foreign policy</p> <p>Bilateral relations</p> <p>National security and foreign relations</p> <p>Nuclear energy and environment</p> <p>Foreign economic policy</p> <p>Heritage, culture and diplomacy</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> <strong>Foreign Service Institute(FSI): &nbsp; </strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Established in 1986, with the approval of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, FSI is now into its twentieth year, meeting the professional service requirements of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. The FSI also has cooperation programmes with Foreign Service Institutions in twenty-eight foreign countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America. Since 1992, FSI has received more than a thousand foreign diplomats from more than hundred countries participating in FSI’s professional courses for foreign diplomats. FSI has been drawing upon its experience and expertise from the widest range of sources to evolve into a think-tank.</p>

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    Hard-cover • 2007
    Pages: 480
    ISBN 8171886264
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    West Asia in Turmoil

    Implications for Global Security

    N.S. Sisodia‚ Ashok K. Behuria (Eds.)


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    <p><br /> West Asia is in the throes of acute political turbulence today. Given West Asia’s energy resources, developments in the region have profound implications for the wider world. The international community has been deeply concerned with the fragile conditions of the region in recent years. This book tries to analyse the evolving security environment in West Asia and its implication for global security. This edited volume discusses critical issues of our times: religious extremism, democratization, WMD proliferation, international terrorism, external intervention in the region, and energy security.</p> <p><br /> The articles in the book analyse these issues critically and suggest possible alternatives for securing peace and prosperity in West Asia.</p>

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    Hard-cover • 2006
    Pages: 317 + 24
    ISBN 8171884997

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    International Commissions and the Power of Ideas

    Ramesh Thakur‚ Andrew F. Cooper‚ John English (Eds.)


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    <p>HOW are good ideas for enhancing global governance converted into policy initiatives and international institutions? One major route has been via international commissions. The names of many are well known : Brandt, Palme, Brundtland, Kosovo, the Commission on Global Governance, and the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty. Yet, as an expression of the power of ideas, in the search for a better world, they remain under-analyzed.</p> <p><br /> International Commissions and the Power of Ideas situates the Commissions as an inter-connected process shaping the mind — and the architectural body — of global governance. The influence of these Commissions has been varied, and these differences make this book particularly relevant. The character and record, and style and substance of a wide variety of International Commissions receive detailed analysis on an individual basis, while the generalized context and impact of International Commissions receives rich comparative appreciation.</p> <p><br /> “This is the first volume that really focuses on the nature and impacts of the international commission, it addresses the ration-ales and impacts of a very interesting and important development in international politics, and that is the creation of international commissions of experts and politically notable figures to try to break logjams in thinking with regard to major policy issues. The influence of the commission has been quite varied, and it is precisely because of these differences that this book is a very valuable volume for government and international organization officials as well as academic scholars. This book is likely to stand as the most significant study of international commissions for some time.”</p> <p><strong>Mark W. Zacher<br /> Centre of International Relations, University of<br /> British Columbia Liu Institute, Canada</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> “This book addresses an interesting question that has not been adequately covered: ideational factors in world politics and the role of international commissions. Its focus on the context and contents of those commissions' work is new. It brings new insights into new concepts and ideas as products of changing times and their impact as agencies of change. It therefore makes a useful contribution to the study of global governance in key issue areas.”</p> <p><strong>Professor Tatsuro Kunugi,<br /> International Christian University, Tokyo,<br /> and former UN Assistant Secretary-General</strong></p>

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    Hard-cover • 2008
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    ISBN 9788171887125
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    IDSA Asian Strategic Review 2008

    S.D. Muni (Ed.)


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    <p>IDSA Asian Strategic Review 2008, the second volume in the series of Annual Surveys revived by the Institute in the previous year, is divided into six sections. The first section, on international security, discusses some significant developments in the Asian security landscape, while taking stock of the persisting, unresolved concerns. The issues covered include space security in the aftermath of China’s anti-satellite test of 11 January 2007, energy security in the face of galloping oil prices, the growing concern regarding climate change, an evaluation of the current state of the global war on terror, and the evolving situation in Iraq, the safety of Pakistan’s strategic assets, and an assessment of the Sixth Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The next section focuses on the theme related directly to India’s security concerns. Accordingly, India’s strengthened partnerships with the United States and Russia, its ocean security in the backdrop of capacity additions to its Navy, India’s Look East policy with imperatives for Northeast security and India’s acknowledged most pressing internal security challenge, the Maoist insurgency, are analysed in depth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During the period under review, a number of countries in South Asia—like Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh— have experienced a process of political transition. Clouds of anxiety and uncertainty still hang over some of these processes. Afghanistan remains politically unstable and mired in violence. The ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka is degenerating by day without much hope for a viable political solution. Section III deals with these intricate issues of regional turbulence and underlines implications of them for India’s own security and stability.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Section IV contains two articles dealing with strategic trends in Central Asia and the growing strength of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The next section on East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region contains chapters assessing the implications of China’s Seventeenth Party Congress, an analysis of the relationship between Hu Jintao and the PLA, an examination of Myanmar’s internal politics, Myanmar in the China-India equation, political developments in Japan after the end of Shinzo Abe’s prime-ministerial term, and the challenges confronting the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>At the end of this volume, Statistical Appendices provide useful data, charts and tables relating to Asia’s defence and energy sectors.</p>

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    Pages: 180
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    Responsible Global Governance

    Rita Dulci Rahman‚ Jose Miguel Andreu


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    <p>SINCE 1820 and till the beginning of the 21st Century, the so-called growing economic gap between the developed world and the developing countries has not changed its gloomy trend. The mentioned dismal tendency seemed to reverse only for a few years, during 1950 to 1973.</p> <p><br /> In the 70s, the two oil-crises that unleashed inflation and reduced growth rates forced economic theorists and practitioners to look for a new economic policy. This economic restatement finally resulted in a shift of the pendulum, giving back the priority to the market forces, which to some extent had surrendered to the public sector since the 30s. This new economic restatement gave birth to a biased approach of the neoclassical model, which applied to international and development economics generated the so-called Washington Consensus.</p> <p><br /> Against what was promised and expected, the recommended international economic policy did not ever work in the poorest countries, thus enabling the growing gap to continue. This phenomenon added to long-lasting unresolved international political problems along with the consciousness of constant neglect by the rich countries, has unleashed severe frustrations and in some cases induced the appearance of international terrorism. In our view, the policies of continuous insufficient international economic co-operation and biased trade negotiations with LDC, and the unfocused and somewhat over-done reactions to eliminate terrorism as practised in the last two years by western leadership, are doomed to fail.</p> <p><br /> According to our interpretation of recent history, if the society of nations wants to solve the current economic and political problems for reaching global peace and security in consistency with sustainable prosperity for all, it will have to increase, pool and reshuffle international public transfers to poor countries. And this should be done while implementing necessary reforms in international economic policies according to a rational sequencing of application (first co-operation, then trade and private financial liberalisation).</p> <p><br /> At the same time a political reorganisation of the UN and its economic agencies is urgent, since these institutions are asymmetric in decision -making, and rather operating in the interest of the powerful, thus holding back the application of efficient economic means to reach global stability.</p>

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    Pages: 359
    ISBN 817188363X
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    Non-alignment and Peace Versus

    Military Alignment and War

    Nihal Henry Kuruppu


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    <p>IN this book, Dr. Kuruppu traces the peaks and troughs in the changing character of the bilateral relationship between the two democracies, India and Australia, in the post-world war period 1947 to 1975. The book claims a degree of originality in its interpretive focus : the impact of personality on the making of foreign policy. The book has a much greater Indian representation than has been previously attempted in other political writings or media reports relating to the India-Australia bilateral relationship. The case for a stronger Indian perspective, springs from the impression that Australian scholarship has had little reason, and experience of India, to evaluate the relationship from other than an Australian/Western Cold-War view of the world. And, of course, this includes Australia's difficulty in understanding the Indian mind, as Richard Casey, Australia's Minister for External affairs in the 1950s, was constrained to observe. This was also the view held by Prime Minister Nehru in regard to the West in general.</p> <p><br /> The earlier lament among Australian academics, that India studies, and India-Australia relations, failed to adequately feature in university degree programmes, has, in recent years, been partially rectified creating considerable student interest in the topic, not least because of India's growing regional and global importance.</p> <p><br /> The book will make a valuable contribution to knowledge of international relations during the Cold War period, and, in particular, the impressive role played by Jawaharlal Nehru with his peace initiatives and leadership of the emerging, independent nations of Asia and Africa. Importantly, it would also help improve the effectiveness of Australia's, and the West's, diplomacy as it seeks to build constructive and enduring relations with India, and also with other nations of the region, in these uncertain times.</p> <p><br /> The book also examines Prime Minister Whitlam's (1972-75) impact on the bilateral relationship. Whitlam's enlightened attitude towards India, and Asia, led to the emergence of an Australia capable of more independent foreign policy framing underpinned by regional factors, rather than primarily on the imperatives of its Western alliance. This was helped by the enthusiastic response to Whitlam by the equally independent Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. It also reveals hitherto unpublished views held, and statements made, by Nehru and Whitlam : kindred spirits, different times.<br /> The foregoing, together with a discussion of the previously unexplored topic of the character of 'bilateralism,' should ensure the book has wide potential interest among academics, students, libraries and institutions, not to mention the general informed reader in India, Australia and beyond.</p> <p><br /> The book posits that the India-Australia relationship has greater significance than previously recognized, as the largest democracy in the world (one of the few in the region that has steadfastly clung to a robust democracy in the face of considerable challenges, including early Western pessimism about its future viability), Indian, in the view of some, is on course to becoming a major player in global trade and regional politics in the new century.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dr. Kuruppu's</strong> book fills an important gap in any understanding of Indian-Australian relations, covering that crucial period of attainment of full Indian independence until the end of the Vietnam War. It is also a microcosm of the strategies whereby these two countries made their separate ways through a hazardous international system : India choosing non-alignment and strong, though realistic hopes for the success of the UN. Australia opting to continue her close alignment with Britain and America, renewed during the Pacific War and re-emphasized, in the shape of the American Alliance during the Cold War. Despite disagreements on the part of India and Australia on some international issues, the core relationship of amity has remained unchanged due largely to mutual goodwill and some deft political leadership especially on the part of Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Gough Whitlam. Dr. Kuruppu shows all this has been made possible despite many factors which, unskillfully handled, might have stood in the way of any new cooperative forms. The two conspicuous democracies, he believes, now seem likely to enjoy a fruitful, and valuable, regional relationship. The Author has assembled a great deal of material, which will be new to students of Cold War bilateralism, besides being some-thing of a revelation to the general reader. We are all in debt to Dr. Kuruppu for this fact alone.”</p> <p><strong>-MAX TEICHMANN</strong></p>

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    Space Security and Global Cooperation

    Ajey Lele‚ Gunjan Singh (Ed.)


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    <p>For the last five decades artificial satellites are being used to perform diverse roles in astronomy, atmospheric studies and education. They have been found useful for reconnaissance, meteorology, navigation, communication and search &amp; rescue.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Space technologies are offering benefits to space faring nations and space derived products are available at a price. Space is also been seen as the ultimate high ground and gives armies and space faring nations tremendous advantage on the battlefield. After the Chinese ASAT test in January 2007, the global community has now become more concerned about the likely weaponisation of space.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>With these aspects as a backdrop, this book Space Security and Global Cooperation is a collection of papers that were presented at the Space Security Conference organised by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi and the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies, London. The book covers a wide spectrum of issues related to the field of space security, emerging technologies, regional perspectives, space tourism, space law and global cooperation. It is an attempt to contextualise the debates in a more cogent form.</p>

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    Hard-cover • 2015
    Pages: 518
    ISBN 9789332703261
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    Global Perspectives on Foreign Policy of Major Powers

    Ajit M. Banerjee (Ed.)


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    <p>The world has become increasingly armed due to the forces of terrorism, threat of ISIS, and cyber attacks. The strategic issues of foreign policy have emerged as a predominant subject at the nation-state level. The end of Cold War did reduce the threat of &nbsp;annihilation, yet a few countries are still eager to start an arms race, making the world more dangerous. Major conflicts could break out with devastating consequences.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>This is the first book in one volume on foreign policy and diplomacy focusing on a composite set of major powers, contributed by eminent practitioners and scholars to serve as an authentic source for study and reflection, ideally suited for foreign policy analysts, international business, and graduate students.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>Individual chapters serve as a roadmap to understanding forces which are moving forward to promote and safeguard their national interest within the international community. &nbsp;Using a flexible framework, leading specialists discuss the strategies employed by major powers, as well as emerging powers to accommodate the rapid global changes. Each chapter describes a discrete context of foreign policy development and adaption, and collectively they summarise a benchmark of global polices in this changing era. &nbsp;</p>

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