Author: Nalini Kant Jha
Editor(s): Nalini Kant Jha
Publisher: South Asia Publishers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170032687
This volume, containing twenty papers, endeavors to analyze, in a theoretically informed fashion, the dynamic interplay between the emerging world order and foreign and security policies of the States in South Asia.
The world at the dawn of the 21st century is in a state of flux. The momentous economic, technological and political changes sweeping the world have resulted in consequences hard to explain and predict. Not surprisingly, the states all over the globe are in search of a new orientation to their foreign policies. South Asia is not immune from the drastic shifts in the strategic, ideological and economic dimensions of the emerging world order.
These papers also throw light both on the continuity and changes in foreign and security policies of South Asian States in recent years. The book especially discusses how India has managed her relations with the major world powers and the South Asain neighbors?
It also examines how India is trying to address the issues of peace, security and cooperation in the region. While contributors in this volume do not follow a common pattern in their analyses, the central objective that underlines their endeavor-our is to suggest a policy frame for enabling India and other South Asian countries to confront the challenges posed and realize the opportunities thrown open by rapidly transforming world.
These contributions will, therefore, provide valuable input for policy formulation. At the same time, they will be highly useful for scholars, researchers, journalists and students interested in comprehending the role of South Asia in a changing globe.
Introduction by Nalini Kant Jha
PART ONE: THE GLOBAL AND DOMESTIC MILIEUS
The South Asian States in an Age of Globalization Transcendence,
Transmutation or Adaptation?
Globalization and India’s Foreign Policy
South Asia: Predicament and Prospects in the 21st Century
Domestic Dimensions of India’s Security Environment in the New Century
PART TWO: REPAIRING BRIDGES OF FRIENDSHIP WITH THE NEIGHBOURS
Dealing with Pakistan
Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century -97
India and Nepal
Imperatives of a Good Neighborliness
Retrospect and Prospects
India and Bangladesh
The Intractable Problem of Illegal Immigration
Tamil Tigers’ Peace Overtures
Olive Branch or Red Herring?
India and Central Asia
Challenges and Prospects
PART THREE: DEALING WITH THE MAJOR WORLD POWERS
The United States and India’s Security
Challengers and Opportunities
India’s Relations with New Russia
From the Soviet Disintegration to Strategic Partnership
Common Foreign and Security Policies of European States
Implications for Peace and Security in South Asia
Canada and South Asia
Mutual Policies for Peace Development and Security
China Factor in South Asian Security Complex
India and Japan in the New Century
PART FOUR: IN SEARCH OF A COOPERATIVE SOCIETY
Nuclear Risk Reduction
Is Cold War Experience Applicable to South Asia?
A Challenge to India’s Foreign and Security Policies
Science and Technology Cooperation in South Asia
Imperatives, Impediments and Prospects