About the BookThe United States has long term politico-security and economic interests and vital engagements in Asia. The foreign policy strategy of the United States, the sole superpower, towards China, India and Japan will have a significant influence in defining peace and stability in Asia. China and India are the fastest growing economies of the world while Japan is the third economic powerhouse of the world. These three major Asian powers have an increasingly greater role to play in the Asian affairs because of their expanding influence in the region. The United States’ relationship with these three states has, therefore, assumed a key importance in its Asia policy, especially in the post-Cold War era of globalization. The economic and strategic interests of the United States in Asia are to a large extent dependent on the pattern of its evolving relations with these three major Asian powers. Therefore, the unfolding relationships of the United States with China, India and Japan constitute an integral part of its Asia Policy.
The book examines the changing dynamics in the United States’ policy vis-à-vis China, India and Japan and delineates the shift in the policy brought about as a result of the changing economic, political and security dynamics in Asia. It is composed of a compendium of articles contributed by noted academics who attempt to offer critical analyses of the United States’ foreign policy options in its evolving relations with China, India and Japan. The various contributions focus on different dimensions of the United States’ foreign policy approach towards Japan, India and China with a particular focus on the political, economic and security dimensions. This book will be of considerable interest to academicians, students, scholars and researchers in international relations and strategic studies and to the policymakers and general readers.About the Author/sMadhuchanda Ghosh, M.A., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Political Science at Presidency University, Kolkata. She is also engaged in a post-doctoral research in India-Japan relations under the Japan Foundation Fellowship Programme. She has publications in refered journals of national and international repute and presented papers in several international conferences in India, Japan, China, South Korea, Cambodia and Germany. She has published two co-edited books 2008 and 2009.
Raj Kumar Kothari, M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., has to his credit more than thirty research articles published in various reputed journals and newspapers. He has published a book entitled From Communism to Democratic Freedom: Perestroika and New Thinking of Mikhail Gorbachev. He has also published two edited volumes: India’s Foreign Policy in the New Millennium; and Emerging India as a Global Player: Growing Ties & Challenges. Dr. Kothari has also participated and presented papers in international and national seminars and conferences.
Takehiko Yamamoto is Professor of International Politics, Waseda University, Tokyo and former Dean of Graduate School of Political Science, at Waseda University. He has been Visiting Professor of the European Institute of Japanese Studies at Stockholm University and University of Georgia. He was Visiting Scholar, Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Professor Yamamoto represented Japan in the U.N. Security Council in the Panel of Experts on Sanctions against the DPRK in United Nations Security Council (November 1, 2010–September 30, 2011). His most recent books include: International Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and Western Hemisphere: A Comparative Perspective; and Constructing an East Asian Community: Building a New Community in East Asia. (co-edited).