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China's emergence as a great power is transforming the world, affecting its security, economy and physical environment. Power Realignments in Asia: China, India and the United States explores the impact of China's rise on relations among China, India and the United States.

Situating the Realignment
Situating the realignment
C.Raja Mohan and AlyssaAyres

It will take some decades before we can fully grasp the impact of the great changes taking place in Asia—the power realignments of this volume's title—on the relationships among the world's largest countries, China, India, and the United States. The global changes addressed in the preceding chapters reflect developments of tremendous consequence for the world that we live in. Reflecting on them, it seems almost impossible to imagine that for a brief moment in the early 1960s, the Sino–Indian conflict suggested the possibility of an India–US alignment; yet since then, there has been little reason for thinking about the United States, China, and India in the same breath.

Amidst the rise of China and the emergence of India, ...

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