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  • Emerging Strategic Trends In Asia

    Emerging Strategic Trends In Asia
    Editor
    2014
    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-823-1
    Price: ₹. 1095/- Purchase Download E-copy

    About the Book

    There is little doubt that Asia – stretching from the Eurasian landmass to the maritime reaches of Australia and the South Pacific – is experiencing a major shift in the global balance of power. Expressions like the ‘Indo-Pacific’ and ‘Asia-Pacific’, contested they maybe, capture Asia’s expanse and dynamism. A power shift from the West to the East is well under way. But what is not understood is how this global re-distribution of political, economic and military power will impact global and regional geopolitical order. IR experts warn that power transitions of this magnitude can prove to be destabilizing. The argument that the world is interdependent to an unprecedented degree offers some hope that the transitions to new world order may turn out to be peaceful. Interestingly, these changes are also changing the mindset of the people who are pushing for political reforms and accountability. The chapters in this edited volume take a measure of these changes and try to understand their impact on peace and stability.

    About the Editor

    Uttam Kumar Sinha is a Fellow at IDSA and holds an adjunct position at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Banaras Hindu University. At IDSA, he is the Managing Editor of Strategic Analysis (Routledge). He has been a Chevening Gurukul Fellow at the LSE and a CSCAP-India representative for the study group on water resources security.

     

    Preface
    -- Yan Xuetong

    Contributors

    Introduction

    SECTION I

    ASIA’S GEOPOLITICAL FUTURE

    1. Power Transition in Asia

    -- Takenori Horimoto

    2. Restless Giants: Asia’s New Geopolitics
    -- Michael Wesley

    SECTION II

    MILITARY TRENDS IN ASIA

    3. Chinese Military Expansion and Asian States’ Reaction
    -- Fumio Ota

    4. What’s Driving Asian Aircraft Carrier Programmes?
    The Case of China
    -- Andrew Scobell and Cortez Cooper

    5. Vietnam Naval Modernisation: Causes and Trends
    -- Nguyen Hung Son

    6. India’s Military: Modernising not Militarising
    -- Prakash Menon

    SECTION III

    ECONOMIC GLOBAL SHIFTS TOWARD ASIA

    7. Economic Shift Towards Asia: Realities and Challenges
    -- Hu Shisheng

    8. India and China: The Benefits of Co-opetition

    -- Rajat Kathuria, Samridhi Bimal and Devyani Pande

    9. India and China in Global Value Chains: Taiwanese Investors’ Perspectives
    -- Kristy Hsu

    SECTION IV

    RESOURCE STRESS IN ASIA

    10. Energy Security Challenges Under Limited Resource Pressure in Asia
    -- Bobby A. Tamaela Wattimena

    11. India’s Resource Economy: Possible Choices and Probable Outcomes
    -- Yashika Singh and Shamika Joshi

    12. Why Water Politics Matter

    -- Mukul Sanwal

    13. Water Security in China
    -- Huang Ying

    SECTION V

    OCEAN GOVERNANCE IN THE INDO-PACIFIC

    14. Time to Discipline the Sea Lawyers
    -- Anup Singh

    15. Chinese Response to Maritime Disorder in the Indo-Pacific Region
    -- You Ji

    16. Quest for Effective Ocean Management in the South China Sea
    -- T. Lan Anh Nguyen

    SECTION VI

    ASSESSING RISKS: CYBER AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

    17. Risk and Resilience: International Approaches to Vulnerable Infrastructure Protection
    -- Tim Legrand and Saskia Hufnagel

    18. Use of Lethal Force and Military Aid to Civil Power in India and Australia: Sharing Lessons in Counter Terrorism
    -- Simon Bronitt and Ashutosh Misra

    Index

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