Understanding China and India

Understanding China and India

Security Implications for the United States and the World

Book - 2006
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ABC-CLIO
Explains how the national interest of China differs from the national interest of India, and what that means for American foreign policy toward those emerging Asian powerhouses.
Key to developing national security strategy is figuring out what other countries want. What are their national interests? How do they perceive them? How do they project them onto the world stage? Understanding all of this helps us to predict their behavior. In developing a national security strategy for Asia, the United States must take into account the desires of two emerging giants of the 21st century: China and India. We would be mistaken, Lal argues, if we lumped China and India together in one Asian policy, because these two countries differ greatly from one another.

Greenwood Pub Group
When developing a national security strategy for Asia, the United States must take into account two emerging giants of the 21st century, China and India. Key to developing national security strategy is figuring out what other countries want--their national interests, and how they perceive them and project them onto the world stage--because that helps us to predict their behavior. We would be mistaken if we lumped China and India together in one Asian policy, because these two countries differ greatly from each other, as Lal explains in this book.

Book News
In a study less ambitious than the bold title might suggest, Lal, a political scientist for the RAND Corporation in Virginia, presents a case study of how national interests are formulated by investigating why the two Asian giants have adopted similar policy paths to pursue economic reform and defense modernization. She interviewed policy and scholarly elites in China and India during 2001 and 2004. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2006
ISBN: 9780275989682
0275989682
Characteristics: xvi, 178 p. ; 25 cm

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