Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Ocean

Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Ocean : Indian and American Perspectives

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(Note for Jacket--see Marketing File-so/10/26]The vast, politically turbulent region encompassing the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, forty-two littoral states, and one third of the world's population is one of the most potentially explosive theaters of superpower rivalry. In this study, three American and three Indian authors, reflecting different perspectives and areas of expertise, examine the principal factors that have led to the escalation of superpower tensions in the region: the war in Afghanistan, and its spillover into the Afghanistan-Pakistani borderlands; the Indo-Pakistani nuclear arms race; ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka; the Iran-Iraq war; Islamic fundamentalism; and the rapidly growing military presence of the superpowers in the area. Considering how India's emergence as a military power is influencing superpower and indigenous tensions in the region, the contributors compare Indian, American, and Soviet interests, and offer solutions for current Indian-American disagreements.show more

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  • Hardback | 318 pages
  • 161.5 x 237.7 x 25.9mm | 666.79g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195054970
  • 9780195054972

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'this book is worth reading, for security and economic issues in the large, heavily populated and volatile region of the Indian Ocean remain unresolved and potentially disruptive' Surjit Mansingh, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, Pacific Affairs, Vol.63, No.2show more

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