India as an Asia Pacific Power: The Story of India's Bid for Regional Leadership

India as an Asia Pacific Power: The Story of India's Bid for Regional Leadership

By: David Brewster (author)Paperback

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The emergence of India as a regional and potentially global power is forcing us to rethink our mental map of the Asia Pacific. We are only just beginning to discern how India may alter the global economic landscape. How will the rise of India change the strategic landscape of Asia and beyond? This book provides a comprehensive assessment of India's international relations in the Asia Pacific, a region which has not traditionally been understood to include India. It examines India's strategic thinking about the Asia Pacific, its relationships with China and the United States, and India's increasingly close security ties with other major countries in the region. It considers the consequences of India's rise on the Asia Pacific strategic order and asks whether India is likely to join the ranks of the major powers of the Asia Pacific in coming years.

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David Brewster is a Visiting Fellow with the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. He has written widely about India's strategic relationships in the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean. He is currently completing India as an Indian Ocean Power, which explores India's strategic power and influence in the Indian Ocean.


1. India as a Great Power 2. Developments in Indian Strategic Thinking about the Asia Pacific 3. Sino-Indian Strategic Competition and the Asia Pacific 4. The United States and India's Strategic Role in the Asia Pacific 5. Northeast Asia: India's Peer Relationship with Japan 6. Indochina: India's Political Partnership with Vietnam 7. Archipelagic Southeast Asia: India's Relationships with Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia 8. India's Uncertain Partnership with Australia 9. India's Maritime Security Ambitions in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific 10. Understanding India's Engagement with the Asia Pacific 11. India as an Asia Pacific Great Power

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780415725729
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780415725729
  • weight: 362
  • ISBN10: 0415725720

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