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Routledge Handbook on South Asian Foreign Policy

Edited by: Aparna Pande

Print publication date:  August  2021
Online publication date:  August  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367150686
eBook ISBN: 9780429054808
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This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of South Asian foreign policy, examining the complex history and present state of South Asian foreign policy, the foreign policy of the countries of the region, as well as their relationships with their neighbors and key external players, such as China and the United States, in an effort to understand South Asia?s place in the world order. It illustrates the future trajectory of foreign policy in the region and analyses future of regional arrangements like SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) and BIMSTEC.

The handbook is structured in five parts, each representing a focused area of enquiry:

  • Foreign Policy
  • Relations within South Asia
  • Relations within Indo-Pacific
  • Relations with China, Europe and the United States
  • Security

A carefully selected collection of 26 chapters written by experts on South Asian foreign, economic, and security policy, this handbook provides an objective yet accessible overview of the history and current state of foreign policy of each country and the region. It is an authoritative reference work for academics and students as well as international think tanks, research institutes, and non-governmental organizations working on South Asian Politics, Asian Politics, Foreign Politics, International Affairs, World History, and International Relations.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Foreign Policy in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  India's Foreign Policy Realignments Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Pakistan's Foreign Policy Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Sleepwalking into a Great Power Rivalry Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Nepal's Foreign Policy since 1950 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  History of Foreign Invasions and the Afghan Response Download PDF
Chapter  7:  India's South Asia Policy Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Changing Landscape of India–Pakistan–Afghanistan Relationship Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Kashmir Matrix Download PDF
Chapter  10:  India–Afghanistan Relations Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Nepal–Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Maldives Relations Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Transformation of India and Bangladesh Relations and Challenges Ahead Download PDF
Chapter  13:  BIMSTEC Download PDF
Chapter  14:  India's Iran Policy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  From Distant Relatives to Close Partners Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Influence and Hedging Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Rapid Development of India–Japan Cooperation Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Transformation of the Indo-China Rivalry in the Twenty-First Century Download PDF
Chapter  19:  India's Strategic Policy towards China Download PDF
Chapter  20:  China–Pakistan Relations Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Caught between the United States and China Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Bangladesh–China Relations in an Era of Globalisation Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Nepal's Relationship with the European Union Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Nepal–U.S. Relations Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Terrorism and Indian Foreign Policy Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Almost Parity Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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