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.

Overview and Conclusions

Overview and conclusions
K.Raghunath

General

This study is concerned with specific analysis of how foreign/security/economic policies of US, China, Russia, Japan shape the developing Asian dynamic (and are shaped by it), their inter-se interactions, India's relations with them and our policy options.

It is relevant to note key elements of the larger ‘Asian’ milieu. Leading new post-Cold War popular paradigms are: USA, ‘sole superpower’ in a unipolar world; Russia, inherently a great power, striving for national renewal, as yet short of re-establishing its erstwhile high influence; China, a miracle of sustained economic growth and a resurgent, new entity looming increasingly large on the Asian and world scenes; Japan, overshadowed by China as the big success story, yet reasserting its position as a leading economic power and ...

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