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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 and Japan: Friendship Rediscovered
India and Japan: friendship rediscovered
Purnendra Jain

In the 21st century, India and Japan are linked by what some recognize as the strongest bilateral relationship among Asia's powerful nations. India and Japan had entered the post-war period with their relationship marked by a history of goodwill and contemporary absence of ill-will, then the exception for Japan in its relations with Asian neighbours, many of which it had fought across East and Southeast Asia during the Second World War. Yet during the cold war the two nations’ pursuit of different politico-strategic alignments resulted in little meaningful engagement, though not hostility, between them. Post-cold war, relations plummeted in ...

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