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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.

India–Pakistan Relations
India-Pakistan relations
Rohan Mukherjee

The India–Pakistan relationship remains one of the most fraught bilateral rivalries in the contemporary international system. Since 1947, both countries have engaged in numerous military conflicts and sought to diplomatically outmaneuver each other in international forums. Armed with nuclear weapons and increasingly sophisticated delivery systems since the late 1990s, both countries have engaged in conflict behavior at multiple levels ranging from nuclear threats to conventional war and sub-conventional tactics such as terrorism. To complicate matters, extra-regional great powers such as the United States, the Soviet Union (during the Cold War), and China have consistently been involved in the politics of India–Pakistan relations. While ...

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