The New Asian Power Dynamic

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Maharajakrishna Rasgotra
SAGE, May 8, 2007 - Political Science - 307 pages
This 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. While the central theme is how China, the rising power, and the US, the sole superpower, will deal with each other, their policies and interactions will need to factor in the other three powers who will play significant roles in defining peace and stability in Asia.


Foreword by Brajesh Mishra
The Context and
Chinas Military Modernization and its Implications
Tactical Friendship
Persisting Doubts
Economic Relations between the US and
New Directions in IndiaUS Relations
IndiaChina Relations Since 1988
Agreements Signed
Japan in Asian Security
Impact on Asias
Overview and Conclusions
About the Editor and Contributors

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Maharajakrishna Rasgotra was India’s Foreign Secretary from 1982 to 1985. In a long career in India’s Foreign Service which ended in 1990, he filled several high posts in India and abroad with distinction. His ambassadorial career from 1967 to 1990 took him to Morocco and Tunisia, the USA, the UK, Nepal, the Netherlands, France and UNESCO and finally, again, to the UK as India’s High Commissioner. His tenure as Foreign Secretary from 1982 to 1985 was marked by a renewal in Indo-American relations, sustained negotiations with Pakistan and an opening to China. After retirement from government service, Mr Rasgotra was Honorary Visiting Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Regent’s Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, President of the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, member of the UN’s Disarmament Advisory Council and Chairman of government of India’s National Security Advisory Board.

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