Does the Elephant Dance?: Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy

Paperback | October 15, 2012

byDavid M. Malone

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India today looms large globally, where it hardly loomed at all twenty years ago. It is likely to be a key global actor throughout the twenty-first century and could well emerge soon as one of the top five global powers. Does the Elephant Dance? seeks to survey the main features of Indian foreign policy. It identifies elements of Indian history relevant to the topic; examines the role therein of domestic politics and internal and external security challenges, and of domestic and international economic factors; andin successive chapters delves into the specifics of India's policy within its South Asian neighbourhood, and with respect to China, the USA, West Asia (the Middle East), East Asia, Europe and Russia, and multilateral diplomacy. It also touches on Indian ties to Africa and Latin America and theCaribbean. India's "soft power", the role of migration in its policy, and other cross-cutting issues are analyzed, as is the role and approach of several categories of foreign policy actors in India. Substantive conclusions close out the volume, and touch, inter alia, on the absence of an organizingframework for Indian foreign policy.

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India today looms large globally, where it hardly loomed at all twenty years ago. It is likely to be a key global actor throughout the twenty-first century and could well emerge soon as one of the top five global powers. Does the Elephant Dance? seeks to survey the main features of Indian foreign policy. It identifies elements of India...

David M. Malone was appointed as President of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Malone served as Canada's High Commissioner to India and non-resident Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal. He has also served as a Canadian Ambassador at the United Nations. He has published extensively on peace an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsForeword1. Introduction2. History: A Vital Foundation of India's International Relations3. India's Contemporary Security Challenges: More Internal than External?4. India's Economy: Its Global Calling Card5. India and its Neighbours6. The Sino-Indian Relationship: Can Two Tigers Share a Mountain?7. India-USA Relations: The Shock of the New8. India's West Asia Policy: Delicate Manoeuvres9. India's East and South-East Asia Policy: Catching Up10. India's Relations with Europe and Russia: Fading Glory?11. The Evolution of Indian Multilateralism: From High Ground to High Table12. ConclusionsBibliographyIndex