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📒International Strategic Relations And China S National Security ✍ Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University of People's Liberation Army
✏Author : Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University of People's Liberation Army
✏Publisher : World Scientific
✏Release Date : 2016-09-23
✏Pages : 372
✏ISBN : 9789813144958
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
✏International Strategic Relations and China s National Security Book Summary : The world was standing at the crossroads in 2015 as globalization propelled human beings into an increasingly integrated community of common destiny. In the meantime, the world witnessed the strategic competition among major powers. This annual publication offers views, opinions and predictions on global political and security issues, and China's strategic choices by Chinese scholars. It covers almost all the significant issues that took place in the international security arena in 2015. Besides the relations among major powers, it studies the international community's fight against Islamic State (IS), the strategic situation in the Korean Peninsula, political situation in Myanmar, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear issue, free navigation in the South China Sea, China's Belt and Road Initiative and its grand diplomacy. This book argues that the strategic competition among major powers is heightening, and smaller countries as well as extremist forces like the IS are seeking strategic space by taking advantage of the conflicts among major powers. The book concludes that to address this major historic challenge in international politics, it is essential that some major powers drop the hostile stance towards each other and enhance partnership to foster international cooperation.
📒Strategic Yearbook 2016 ✍ P K Singh
✏Strategic Yearbook 2016 Book Summary : India’s First War of Independence in 1857 ended in a fiasco, primarily for want of effective leadership and perhaps equally important, for lack of a viable strategy. Even after Independence, India has been found wanting on many occasions in dealing with situations concerning our National Security. The world at large especially the intelligentsia believes that India lacks strategic culture. The deficiency, if any, perhaps lies in India's reluctance to express its perceptions on strategic issues as also to formulate a long term strategic view. This book contains series of articles by eminent persons and experts on various aspects of National Security, with the aim to provide an overall strategic perspective, which could contribute to evolution and dissemination of strategic thought on challenges facing the Nation.
✏Dragon on Terrorism Assessing China s Tactical Gains and Strategic Losses Post September 11 Book Summary :
📒Strategic Cultures And Security Policies In The Asia Pacific ✍ Jeffrey S. Lantis
✏Strategic Cultures and Security Policies in the Asia Pacific Book Summary : This book shows how one of the most powerful tools of security studies—strategic culture—illuminates the origins and implications of the Asia-Pacific region’s difficult issues, from the rise of China and the American pivot, to the shifting calculations of many other actors. Strategic culture sometimes challenges and always enriches prevailing neo-realist presumptions about the region. It provides a bridge between material and ideational explanations of state behavior and helps capture the tension between neoclassical realist and constructivist approaches. The case studies in this book survey the role of strategic culture in the behaviors of Australia, China, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and the United States. They show the contrast between structural expectations and cultural predispositions, as realist geopolitical security threats and opportunities interact with domestic elite and popular interpretation of historical narratives and distinctive political-military cultures to influence security policies. The concluding chapter devotes special attention to methodological issues at the heart of strategic cultural studies, as well as how culture may impact the potential for future conflict or cooperation in the region. The result is a body of work that helps deepen our understanding of strategic cultures in the Asia-Pacific in comparative perspective and enrich security studies. This bookw as published as a special issue of Contemporary Security Policy.
📒Africa And Energy Security ✍ Ruchita Beri
✏Africa and Energy Security Book Summary : Transcript of papers presented during an international conference in New Delhi in June 2008 hosted jointly by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and International Peace Research Institute, Oslo.
📒India S Nuclear Diplomacy After Pokhran Ii ✍ Ajai K. Rai
✏India s Nuclear Diplomacy After Pokhran II Book Summary : India s emergence as a confident and responsible nuclear nation has required careful crafting of its nuclear policies. After Pokhran II and the Chagai Hills tests, the South Asian security architecture and, with it, the whole matrix of nuclear diplomacy had undergone a paradigmatic shift. India s nuclear diplomacy too acquired a new prominence after these events. It was important for India to improve its bilateral relations with major powers for strategic reasons. At the same time, it needed to address the challenge of its burgeoning energy needs at home. "India s Nuclear Diplomacy After Pokhran II" presents an analytical, perspective-based and narrative exposition of the facts and issues involved in international nuclear gamesmanship, taking every care to maintain objectivity and balance. Flowing from years of intensive research and reflection, this book breaks new ground by focusing on India s nuclear diplomacy with the major global and regional powers, and the rationale of its stand vis-a-vis the NPT and CTBT. To reach out to the general reader, in addition to scholars of the subject, this book unravels the intricacies and technicalities of the post-Pokhran II diplomacy in lucid and comprehensible phraseology."
📒Contemporary Pakistan ✍ Veena Kukreja
✏Contemporary Pakistan Book Summary : This book discusses the political processes in contemporary Pakistan with the aim to understand the crises the country is confronted with. The author provides insights into Pakistan's traumatic political history - one that exemplifies a long-drawn battle between authoritarianism and constitutionalism - and an enduring ideological conflict between Islamic nationalism, regionalism and elite pluralism.
📒Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty ✍ Carl Paddock
✏Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Book Summary : Where Does India Stand? Barack Obama has made the CTBT a priority in his non-proliferation policy and has promised to seek Senate ratification of the Treaty. Once the US ratifies the CTBT, there will be extreme pressure on India to sign it. Should India sign the CTBT or link it to complete nuclear disarmament? What will be in India's interests? This book tries to address all these issues. Going deep into the historical background of the CTBT, it examines India's stand on it. Also, it analyses the impact of nuclearization of India and Pakistan on South Asia, the Indo-US nuclear deal, the security interests of the US and the Pakistan factor.
📒Conflict And Peace In South Asia ✍ Manas Chatterji
✏Conflict and Peace in South Asia Book Summary : South Asia is a distinct geographical entity comprised of seven countries - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives (situated in the Indian Ocean). This book looks at these countries in a historical context, from inter-regional and international perspectives.