The volume examines the unfolding relationships among the five great powers in Asia, the United States, China, India, Japan and Russia. It explores recent bilateral relations between these states, and draws attention to the emergence of a new power dynamic in the region in the post-Cold War era. The central focus is on China, whose relations with the other four powers are believed to define peace and stability in Asia.
The volume, with contributions by academics and practitioners:
- recognises Asia as the meeting ground of five great powers with converging and competing political, security and economic interests;
- rules out future military alliances;
- identifies India's foreign policy options; and
- argues that India's relations with the US should receive the highest priority, without antagonizing any of the other powers.
The book is a welcome edition on the changing power equations in Asia, and Rasgotra has used his vast experience as a diplomat to edit and produce this thoughtful volume that is easy to read but carries considerable substance.
-- The Financial Express
This volume is a collection of essays on the changing dynamics of power and prosperity in Asian and their implications for India.
-- PIB Press Releases
The book is stimulating and readable.
-- Sahara Times