Written by foreign policy experts, academics and practioners, this book develops the frameworks and strategies for India’s foreign policy that can be adopted to meet the emerging challenges and non-traditional threats in the new world order. It studies the important aspects of India’s foreign policy in the present unsettled world order and comes up with strategies and policy suggestions. It raises several questions to highlight the future direction of foreign policy and the challenges that India may have to deal with in the coming years. The book covers the domestic dimension of the country’s foreign policy, which is often missed out in policy discussion. It examines the close link between national security and foreign policy, and shows how foreign policy can be leveraged to strengthen the economy and make India a hub of innovation. This book emphasizes soft power strategies to ensure that a strategic approach to soft power projection is adopted. India’s Foreign Policy: Surviving in a Turbulent World is a ready reference on India’s foreign policy that can be used to understand the complexities of the topics covered.
Chapter 8: Rebalancing Foreign Policy and Non-traditional Security Issues
Rebalancing Foreign Policy and Non-traditional Security Issues
Security Debate: A Historical Context
As a concept, security commands a great disciplinary power and that there is ‘always something worth securing’.1 From time immemorial, people have always alienated their fears to emperors and sovereign states in order to secure from the uncertainties. History has further shown that discourses on security are often competing against each other in order to gain legitimacy and to become ‘the’ discourse. Security, thus, has many interpretations with no overarching definition or broad consensus.
The non-state security or the non-traditional security as it is commonly referred to today is not entirely a new thinking.2 It was given as much importance to ...