Author: Brahma ChellaneyPublisher: HarperCollinsYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 348ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172236506
A resurgent Asia is now emerging as the global pivot. With the world’s fastest-growing markets, fastest-rising military expenditures and most-serious hotspots. Asia holds the key to the future global order. Underpinning its renaissance, Asia has become he world’s economic locomotive, even as its arts, fashion and cuisine regain international recognition. Yet, with interstate competition sharpening, Asia faces complex security, energy and developmental challenges in an era of globalization, including how to move beyond historical legacies and tap its dynamism for greater prosperity and well-being. The colossal shift in global geopolitics presents new opportunities to Asia and tests its ability to assume a bigger role in international relations.The author analyses the global ramifications of the emerging Chinese colossus. He also highlights the fact that Japan’s quiet, undeclared transition from pacifism to a normal state will help shape the future of Asian and global geopolitics. Even as it has reinvigorated its military ties with the United States, Japan is beginning to rethink its security and international role. The third major Asian player, India, is coming of age by displaying greater realism in economic and foreign policies and moving towards geopolitical pragmatism. India now recognizes hat it can wield international power only by building up its economic and military strength.
PREFACEThe Asian RenaissanceWhy Asia Is Dissimilar to EuropeAsian Geopolitics of EnergyEquations in the Strategic TriangleAverting Strategic Conflict in AsiaAPPENDIX A - APPENDIX K