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India by Stephen P. Cohen
Book DescriptionFor years, Americans have seen India as a giant but inept state. That negative image is now obsolete. After a decade of drift and uncertainty, India is taking its expected place as one of the three major states of Asia. Its pluralist, secular democracy has allowed the rise of hitherto deprived castes and ethnic communities. Economic liberalization is gathering steam, with six percent annual growth and annual exports in excess of $30 billion. India also has a modest capacity to project military power. The country will soon have a two-carrier navy and it is developing a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching all of Asia. This landmark book provides the first comprehensive assessment of India as a political and strategic power since India's nuclear tests, its 1999 war with Pakistan, and its breakthrough economic achievements. Stephen P. Cohen examines the domestic and international causes of India's "emergence," he discusses the way social structure and tradition shape Delhi's perceptions of the world, and he explores India's relations with neighboring Pakistan and China, as well as the United States. Cohen argues that American policy needs to be adjusted to cope with a rising India --and that a relationship well short of alliance, but far more intimate than in the past, is appropriate for both countries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815715016
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen P. Cohen
Four Crises and a Peace Process, Hardback (October 2007)
India and Pakistan, nuclear neighbors and rivals, fought the last of three major wars in 1971. Far from peaceful, however, the period since then has been ""one long crisis, punctuated by periods of peace.
Perception, Politics and Security in South Asia, Hardback (March 2003)» View all books by Stephen P. Cohen
This book provides a detailed examination of the compound crisis between India and Pakistan that brought the region to the brink of a nuclear war in 1990 and places the crisis in the context of concurrent international events.
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Author Biography - Stephen P. Cohen
Stephen Philip Cohen is a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., USA. He is the author of classic books on India's and Pakistan's armies and the widely praised India: Emerging Power (Brookings, 2001). He was a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State and before joining Brookings was a faculty member at the University of Illinois, USA.
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