This volume examines the unfolding relationships among the five great powers in Asia—the United States, China, India, Japan and Russia. It explores recent bilateral relations between these states. While the central theme is how China, the rising power, and the US, the sole superpower, will deal with each other, their policies and interactions will need to factor in the other three powers who will play significant roles in defining peace and stability in Asia.

The New Asian Power Dynamic: Introductory Essay

The new Asian power dynamic: Introductory essay

The post-Cold War world is Asia-centric and a new power dynamic is taking shape in and around the old continent which will define the 21st century world order. Asia is the meeting ground of five great powers with converging and competing economic and political interests and security concerns—the United States of America, China, Russia, India and Japan. The first four are acknowledged nuclear weapon powers, and Japan has all the wherewithal to go nuclear in a matter of days when and if it feels the necessity to do so. The policies and interactions of these five powers will determine the scope and scale of stability, harmony and peace in Asia and the ...

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