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Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; Part 6a: East Asia; Part 6b: Southeast Asia; Part 6c: South & Central Asia; Part 7: Offshore Actors; Part 8: Bilateral Issues; Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions.

Bangladesh Foreign Policy: The Last 45 Years
Bangladesh foreign policy: the last 45 years
Imtiaz Ahmed

Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898) is credited to have said, ‘foreign policy is an extension of domestic policy’. Domestic compulsions, as it is argued, dictate the making and remaking of a country's foreign policy. The statement has been challenged many a time, indeed, not only on grounds of flagging the importance of idiosyncratic variables, particularly in authoritarian regimes, whether democratic or non-democratic, but also, and this is more recently, on account of globalization, which has tended to blur the distinction between the internal and external, domestic and foreign. Still the Bismarckian legacy is strong as ever, ...

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