India at the Global High Table: The Quest for Regional Primacy and Strategic Autonomy

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Brookings Institution Press, Apr 5, 2016 - Political Science - 350 pages
An integrated picture of India's global vision, its foreign policy, and the negotiating practices that link the two.

In recent decades, India has grown as a global power, and has been able to pursue its own goals in its own way. Negotiating for India's Global Role gives an insightful and integrated analysis of India’s ability to manage its evolving role. Former ambassadors Teresita and Howard Schaffer shine a light on the country’s strategic vision, foreign policy, and the negotiating behavior that links the two.

The four concepts woven throughout the book offer an exploration of India today: its exceptionalism; nonalignment and the drive for “strategic autonomy;” determination to maintain regional primacy; and, more recently, its surging economy. With a specific focus on India’s stellar negotiating practice, Negotiating for India's Global Role is a unique, comprehensive understanding of India as an emerging international power player, and the choices it will face between its classic view of strategic autonomy and the desirability of finding partners in the fast-evolving world.
 

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Contents

Preface
Indias PreIndependence Legacy
The Cold War Years
The PostCold War World
Indian Strategic Visions
Foreign Policy Institutions
Negotiating for India
Negotiating Security Issues
Negotiating Economics
Multilateral Negotiations
Negotiating with Pakistan and China
Negotiating with Smaller South Asian Neighbors
India in a Changing World
Notes
Index
Copyright

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Howard B. Schaffer served for thirty-six years in the U.S. Foreign Service, in senior positions in the U.S. embassies in India and Pakistan and in the U.S. Department of State, and as U.S. Ambassador in Bangladesh. His previous books include The Limits of Influence: America's Role in Kashmir and, co-authored with his wife, Teresita, How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States: Riding the Roller Coaster. He teaches diplomacy at Georgetown University.

Teresita C. Schaffer served for thirty years in the U.S. Foreign Service, at the U.S. embassies in India and Pakistan and in senior positions in the U.S. Department of State, and as Ambassador to Sri Lanka. Her earlier books include India and the U.S. in the 21st Century: Reinventing Partnership. As noted, she co-authored a book on Pakistan's negotiations with the United States with her husband Howard. She is a non-resident visiting fellow at Brookings Institution.

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