India as an Asia Pacific Power by David Brewster

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  • January 2015
    Book Review

    It is clear that the Asia Pacific is a platform where various actors can be seen playing wide-ranging roles. The United States is considered one of the existing influential powers playing the role of a security provider, at least partially. On the other hand, an emerging power like India, which is expected to be more responsible and visible in the Asia Pacific region, faces several challenges both at the national and international level. David Brewster’s book discusses India’s ambitions and capabilities as well as its limitations and challenges in becoming an Asia Pacific power. Brewster has included the Western Pacific basin (including Northeast and Southeast Asia) and the South Pacific in his definition of the Asia Pacific.