Natural Allies? Regional Security in Asia and Prospects for Indo-American Strategic Cooperation
This monograph underscores India's importance and provides a basis for understanding why its relationship with the United States is and will become ever more critical. the author suggests that the rapprochement between the US and India is driven by and coincides with India's increasingly visible role as a major Asian power. Furthermore, it seeks to illuminate India's rising power and capabilities with regard to the key regions on its periphery: the Persian Gulf, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. The author also considers the major issues pertaining to India's bilateral defense agenda with the United States. By revealing the dimensions of India's growing capabilities and interests, he also provides a strategic rationale for the development of the partnership to date and for its further evolution.
© 2005 Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
Stephen J. Blank