Indian Foreign and Security Policy in South Asia: Regional by Sandra Destradi

By Sandra Destradi

This e-book examines Indian overseas coverage and safety relatives in its japanese local neighbourhood.

Indian international and safeguard coverage in South Asia conducts an in-depth research into India’s international coverage in the direction of the 3 major international locations in India’s jap neighbourhood – Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh. particularly, it offers with India’s position within the ultimate years of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka, its method of the peace and democratisation method in Nepal, and Indian international coverage in the direction of Bangladesh on various matters together with Islamist militancy, migration, border defense, and insurgency.

Set inside an analytical framework targeted at the notions of ‘empire’, ‘hegemony’, and ‘leadership’, the examine unearths that India pursued predominantly hegemonic innovations and used to be unable to generate actual followership between its smaller neighbours. The South Asian case as a result indicates the discrepancy that can exist among the ownership of strength functions and the power to workout real impression: a end which lifts the examine from geographical specifics, and extends its relevance to different situations and cross-regional comparisons.

This textual content may be of a lot curiosity to scholars of Indian overseas coverage, Asian defense, overseas coverage research, strategic reports and IR in general.

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S. power. This non-occurrence has contradicted expectations from prominent realist scholars such as Kenneth Waltz (2000) and Christopher Layne (1993, 2006b).

S. policy has been based historically on a grand bargain, exchanging the “follower” states’ political deference to Washington for its military support and economic patronage. S. S. dollar. At the same time, the pursuit of extra-regional hegemony will exacerbate further America’s guns-versus-butter tradeoff in more challenging economic circumstances. These remarks suggest that China’s rise is not the only or even the most important development that may destabilize international relations. To summarize my thesis, too much emphasis has been given to competitive (or adversarial) logic in interstate relations and not enough to cooperative (or associational) logic.

These processes are responsible for producing regular patterns of balanced power and balancing behavior. As Nexon (2009, 335) noted, balance-of-power theories contain theories of power balances and at least partial theories of balancing. Whether the consequent power balances and balancing behavior produce international peace or stability, or even the long-term survival of states, is an empirical question on which balance-of-power theorists often have different opinions. There is disagreement about what should be the proper dependent variable(s) for balance-of-power theories, which in turn engenders criticisms that these theories evade empirical refutation.

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