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China and India growing interests in Central Asia disrupt the traditional Russian-U.S. "Great Game" at the heart of the old continent. Though for the moment India is unable to equally compete against the Chinese presence in post-Soviet Central Asia, New Delhi is well established in Afghanistan and has begun to cast its eyes more markedly toward the north to the shores of the Caspian Sea. In the years to come, both Asian powers are looking to redeploy their rivalry on the Central Asian and Afghan theaters on a ...

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China and India in Central Asia: A New

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Overview

China and India growing interests in Central Asia disrupt the traditional Russian-U.S. "Great Game" at the heart of the old continent. Though for the moment India is unable to equally compete against the Chinese presence in post-Soviet Central Asia, New Delhi is well established in Afghanistan and has begun to cast its eyes more markedly toward the north to the shores of the Caspian Sea. In the years to come, both Asian powers are looking to redeploy their rivalry on the Central Asian and Afghan theaters on a geopolitical, but also political and economic level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230314627
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 268
  • File size: 554 KB

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MARLÈNE LARUELLE Senior Research Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint Centre affiliated with Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C., USA and the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm, Sweden. SÉBASTIEN PEYROUSE Senior Research Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint Centre affiliated with Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C., USA and the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm, Sweden.
JEAN-FRANÇOIS HUCHET Director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Hong Kong. BAYRAM BALCI has been Director of the French Institute for Central Asian Studies since 2006.
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Table of Contents

Why Central Asia? The Strategic Rationale of Indian and Chinese Involvement in the region - Marlène Laruelle, Jean-François Huchet, Sébastien Peyrouse, and Bayram Balci * Part I. negotiating projections of power in Central Asia * Russia facing China and India in Central Asia: Cooperation, Competition, and Hesitations - Marlène Laruelle * Central Asia-China Relations and Their Relative Weight in Chinese Foreign Policy - Jean-Pierre Cabestan * An Elephant in a China Shop? India's 'Look North' to Central Asia . . . Seeing Only China - Emilian Kavalski * Afghanistan and Regional Strategy: The India Factor - Meena Singh Roy * Afghan Factor in Reviving Sino-Pak Axis - Swaran Singh * Part II. India and China in Central Asia, between cooperation, parallelism, and competition * India and China in Central Asia: Mirroring their Bilateral Relations - Jean-François Huchet * India - China Interactions in Central Asia through the Prism of Paul Kennedy's Analysis of Great Powers - Basudeb Chaudhuri, Manpreet Sethi * Cooperation or Competition? China and India in Central Asia - Zhao Huasheng * Part III. Chinese and Indian economic implementations from the Caspian basin to Afghanistan * Scramble for Caspian Energy: can Big Power Competition sidestep China and India? - Padma L. Dash * Comparing the Economic Involvement of China and India in post-Soviet Central Asia - Sébastien Peyrouse * The Reconstruction Issue in Afghanistan. The Indian and Chinese Contribution - Gulshan Sachdeva * Part IV. Revisited historical backgrounds, disputed religious modernities * From The Oxus to the Indus: Looking Back at India-Central Asia Connexions in the Early Modern Age - Laurent Gayer * Uyghur Islam: Caught between Foreign Influences and Domestic Constraints - Rémi Castets * The Jama'at al Tabligh in Central Asia. A Mediator in the Recreation of Islamic Relations with the Indian Subcontinent - Bayram Balci

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