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  • Asia between Multipolarism and Multipolarity

    KW Publishers
    ISBN: 9789389137439
    Price: ₹.1280/-
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    About The Book

    This book aims to map the Asian power trajectory and the continent’s contemporary journey towards greater multipolarity. This volume examines the impact of plurilateral and multilateral dialogues and cooperative mechanisms on Asia’s security and economic architecture. It is based on the proceedings of the thought-provoking 20th edition of the Asian Security Conference which was held from March 26-28, 2019 at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    About The Editors

    Sujan R. Chinoy Jagannath P. Panda: Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy is the Director General of the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. A career diplomat of the Indian Foreign Service from 1981-2018, he was India’s Ambassador to Japan and Mexico. He is an expert on China, Japan, the Indo-Pacific and politico-security aspects of India’s foreign policy.

    Dr. Jagannath P. Panda is a Research Fellow and Centre Coordinator for East Asia at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He is the Series Editor for “Routledge Studies on Think Asia”.


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    Notes on Contributors

    List of Abbreviations

    Introduction - Sujan R. Chinoy

    PART I - Debating a Multipolar Asia

    1. The Geo-economics of Multipolarity - Sanjaya Baru

    2. India and the Multipolar World: Need for a New Narrative - Arvind Gupta

    3. Beijing’s Vision of the Asian Order: Promoting a Community of Shared Future - Jingdong Yuan

    4. The United States’ Indo-Pacific Policies Debate - Satu Limaye

    5. The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU): Eurasian Order and Russia-China Relations - Sergey Lukonin

    6. Australia, the Indo-Pacific Idea and a Multipolar Order - Peter Drysdale

    PART II - Reframing the Regional Architecture

    7. Free-Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) and China’s Approach to Regionalism - Zhang Zhenjiang

    8. Why AIIB, Not BRI? India’s Fine Balance on China - Jagannath P. Panda

    9. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Future of Regional Integration in Central Asia - Mirzokhid Rakhimov

    10. RCEP and Indo-Pacific Economic Integration -Tomoo Kikuchi and Kensuke Yanagida

    11. Indonesia’s Rise: With or Without BRICS - Endy Bayuni

    12. China’s BRICS Vision and the Asian Order - Hu Xiaowen

    13. The Russian Vision of BRICS in the Context of a Multipolar Order in Asia - Elena Boykova

    PART III - The Evolving Indo-Pacific Order

    14. Maritime Security in Indo-Pacific: An American Perception - J. Mohan Malik

    15. United Kingdom’s Foreign Policy and Indo-Pacific Security - John Hemmings

    16. Achieving a Free and Open Indo-Pacific through the Quad Framework: A Japanese Perspective - Hideshi Tokuchi

    17. India and the Idea of Indo-Pacific: A Hesitant Embrace? - Abhay Kumar Singh

    18. The Indo-Pacific: China’s Perception - Zeng Xiangyu

    19. Russia’s Vision of an Asian Security Order - Georgy Toloraya and Valeriia Gorbacheva

    20. Sri Lanka and the Maritime Security Order in the Indian Ocean - Jayanath Colombage

    PART IV - Managing Contests and Security Concerns in Asia

    21. Philippines and Maritime Security Order in Southeast Asia - Renato Cruz De Castro

    22. The US, China and the Asian Security Order by 2025: A Taiwanese Perspective - Arthur Shuhfan Ding

    23. Denuclearisation on Alert: Reshaping Security Order on the Korean Peninsula - Ji Yeon-jung

    24. From Alliance to Networks: Managing India’s Security Challenges in the Indian Ocean Region - Swaran Singh

    25. India and the Terrorism-Military Nexus in South Asia - Manoj Joshi

    PART V - Differences and Disputes in Asia

    26. The Future of India-Pakistan Ties - Ashok Behuria

    27. India-China Border Question: The Way Ahead - Zhang Jiadong and Wei Han

    28. India-China Boundary Question: An Indian Perspective - S L Narasimhan

    29. Building an ASEAN-led Rules-based Order in the Indo-Pacific -Ha Anh Tuan

    PART VI - Energy, Geopolitics and Maritime Dimensions

    30. Bangladesh and the Geo-Politics of Bay of Bengal - Shamsher M. Chowdhury

    31. Energy Security and Development: India’s Balance between Priorities, Challenges and Opportunities - Shebonti Ray Dadwal

    32. Oil, Ports and Hard Power: Shifting Balance of Power in the Gulf and Horn of Africa - Brendon J. Cannon

    33. Global Commerce and the Sea Lines of Communication in the Indian Ocean: A Sri Lankan Perspective - Rohan Masakorala