China and India

China and India : Cooperation or Conflict?

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The hardline view of Sino-Indian relations found in the published reports of Indian and Chinese security analysts is often at considerable odds with the more tempered opinions those same analysts express in private interviews and conversations. What is the reality of the increasingly important security relationship between the two countries? The authors of this new study address that question in depth. Sidhu and Yuan explore a range of key issues, including mutual distrust and misperception (perhaps the most important factor), the undemarcated border, the status of Tibet and Sikkim, trade, the tussle over various nonproliferation treaties, terrorism, the regional roles of the U.S. and Pakistan, and the impact of domestic public opinion and special interests. They do see a trend toward a more pragmatic approach in Beijing and New Delhi to managing differences and broadening the agenda of common interests. Nevertheless, they conclude, significant obstacles remain to the amicable relationship necessary for regional peace and stability, posing a daunting challenge to policymakers in these two rising powers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 14mm | 340.2g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • illustrated Edition
  • Illustrations, map
  • 1588261697
  • 9781588261694
  • 2,542,399

About Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu

Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, associate at the International Peace Academy, coordinates IPA's ""The UN, NATO, and Other Regional Actors"" project. He has written extensively on South Asian security issues. Jing-dong Yuan is senior research associate at the Monterey Institute of International Studies Center for Nonproliferation Studies. His research focuses include Asia Pacific security, arms control, and nonproliferation.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Two Great Civilizations Imprisoned by History. Locked in a (In)Security Complex. A Complex Menage-a-trois: China, India, and the United States. The Long and Winding Road to Cooperative Security. Decisionmaking in the Time of Popular Indifference. Conclusion: Learning to do Business.
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