Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India and the United States ed. by Mohan Malik (review)

Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India and the United States ed.... Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 37, No. 1 (2015), pp. 137–39 DOI: 10.1355/cs37-1g © 2015 ISEAS ISSN 0129-797X print / ISSN 1793-284X electronic Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India and the United States. Edited by Mohan Malik. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. Hardcover: 294pp. Against the backdrop of the shift in global economic power to Asia, the emergence of Asian Great Powers — China and India especially — and America’s “pivot” to Asia, the Indo-Pacific concept has gained salience. Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India and the United States could not, therefore, have been more timely. Organized into four distinct parts, this volume captures the essence of contemporary debates on the prospects for and challenges to multilateral cooperation in a geostrategic construct straddling two of the world’s most important oceans. Contributors from the academic and policymaking communities, representing Chinese, Indian and Western perspectives, make for a balanced analysis. In a concise Introduction, Mohan Malik provides an overview of contemporary Indo-Pacific security developments and key research questions which neatly sets the stage for subsequent discussions. Part One, “Mapping the Indo-Pacific Region”, represents a noteworthy attempt to make sense of the Indo-Pacific concept that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India and the United States ed. by Mohan Malik (review)

Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India and the United States ed. by Mohan Malik (review)


Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 37, No. 1 (2015), pp. 137–39 DOI: 10.1355/cs37-1g © 2015 ISEAS ISSN 0129-797X print / ISSN 1793-284X electronic Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India and the United States. Edited by Mohan Malik. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. Hardcover: 294pp. Against the backdrop of the shift in global economic power to Asia, the emergence of Asian Great Powers — China and India especially — and America’s “pivot” to Asia, the Indo-Pacific concept has gained salience. Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India and the United States could not, therefore, have been more timely. Organized into four distinct parts, this volume captures the essence of contemporary debates on the prospects for and challenges to multilateral cooperation in a geostrategic construct straddling two of the world’s most important oceans. Contributors from the academic and policymaking communities, representing Chinese, Indian and Western perspectives, make for a balanced analysis. In a concise Introduction, Mohan Malik provides an overview of contemporary Indo-Pacific security developments and key research questions which neatly sets the stage for subsequent discussions. Part One, “Mapping the Indo-Pacific Region”, represents a noteworthy attempt to make sense of the Indo-Pacific concept that has found salience in academic and policy discourses. Rory Medcalf gives an excellent overview of the historical and contemporary background to the concept. In the following chapter Yang Yi and Zhao Qinghai go on to argue that its emergence has been closely linked to the evolving strategic agendas of New Delhi and Washington. The two chapters in Part I shed light not just on the conceptual underpinnings of the term “Indo-Pacific”, but also highlight that this concept itself is not entirely...
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Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 37, No. 1 (2015), pp. 137–39 DOI: 10.1355/cs37-1g © 2015 ISEAS ISSN 0129-797X print / ISSN 1793-284X electronic Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India and the United States. Edited by Mohan Malik. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. Hardcover: 294pp. Against the backdrop of the shift in global economic power to Asia, the emergence of Asian Great Powers — China and India especially — and America’s “pivot” to Asia, the Indo-Pacific concept has gained salience. Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India and the United States could not, therefore, have been more timely. Organized into four distinct parts, this volume captures the essence of contemporary debates on the prospects for and challenges to multilateral cooperation in a geostrategic construct straddling two of the world’s most important oceans. Contributors from the academic and policymaking communities, representing Chinese, Indian and Western perspectives, make for a balanced analysis. In a concise Introduction, Mohan Malik provides an overview of contemporary Indo-Pacific security developments and key research questions which neatly sets the stage for subsequent discussions. Part One, “Mapping the Indo-Pacific Region”, represents a noteworthy attempt to make sense of the Indo-Pacific concept that

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