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100 1  Kavalski, Emilian. 
245 10 India and Central Asia :|bthe mythmaking and international
       relations of a rising power /|cEmilian Kavalski. 
246 30 Mythmaking and international relations of a rising power 
260    London ;|aNew York :|bTauris Academic Studies ;|aNew York 
       :|bDistributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan,|cc2010. 
300    x, 255 p. ;|c23 cm. 
490 1  Library of international relations ;|v47 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-248) and 
505 0  1. Introduction: Framing India's International 
       Interactions -- 2. Trajectories of India's Post-Cold War 
       Foreign Policy -- 3. The Myth of Assertive Posturing and 
       India's Post-1998 Foreign Policy Making -- 4. The 'Look 
       North' Policy: Uncovering India's Discourses on Central 
       Asia -- 5. The Peacock and the Bear: Shifting New Delhi's 
       Relations with Moscow in Central Asia -- 6. An Elephant in
       a China Shop: India's Search for Pragmatic Relations with 
       China in Central Asia -- 7. The Porcupine meets Mars and 
       Venus: India's Interactions with the West in Central Asia 
       -- 8. Conclusion: The No Influence of the 'Look North' 
520 1  "India's role in global politics draws increasing 
       attention from the international community. Unprecedented 
       economic growth, rising fundamentalism in national 
       politics and the knife edge of nuclear-fuelled tension 
       with an unstable Islamic government in Pakistan are all 
       bound up in Indian claims to geopolitical ascendance. At 
       the same time, Central Asia has re-emerged as a site of 
       international contestation or a 'new Great Game', with 
       Russia, China and the US vying over security and energy 
       interests in a politically unstable region. In this fresh 
       and penetrating analysis of India's foreign policy, 
       particularly on Central Asia, Emilian Kavalski illuminates
       India's international ambitions and capabilities, and its 
       complex dynamics with great powers USA, China and Russia. 
       India and Central Asia provides a timely and much-needed 
       assessment of the foreign policy of a rising power." 
       "Drawing on theoretical perspectives in International 
       Relations, Kavalski shows how India's foreign policy is 
       intimately related to its domestic politics. The 1998 
       nuclear tests marked a decisive break in India's external 
       affairs; policy formulations after the tests present a 
       qualitatively different interpretation of the country's 
       role in and the character of the post-Cold War system. Key
       to these new policy narratives is assertive posturing on 
       the global stage, an idea built on several symbolic ideas 
       or 'myths' used to justify foreign policy to a domestic 
       audience, such as a new ideology of national strength 
       (Hindutva) and a prevailing narrative of self-
       aggrandizement. The case of Central Asia is especially 
       revealing on the influence of India's domestic mythmaking 
       narratives on its foreign policy. Kavalski assesses the 
       tension between assertiveness and regional cooperation in 
       India's 'Look North' policy and provides a unique 
       understanding of Indian perceptions of the emergence of a 
       'new Great Game' in the region. He also traces India's 
       stance on the agency of Russia, China, the European Union,
       the USA and NATO in the region, with new insights not 
       accessible through accounts of bilateral relations." 
       "India and Central Asia offers an indispensable account of
       the domestic sources of India's emerging international 
       agency. It is essential for scholars, researchers and 
       policy makers interested in the changing patterns of 
       global politics and the roles that both India and Central 
       Asia play in these transformations, and all those 
       interested in Asian studies, political science, 
       international relations and security studies more widely."
       --BOOK JACKET. 
651  0 India|xForeign relations|y1984- 
651  0 India|xForeign relations|zAsia, Central. 
651  0 Asia, Central|xForeign relations|zIndia. 
830  0 Library of international relations (Series) ;|v47. 
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