First published in 1997, this study reveals the forces of nationalism and internationalism at work side by side in the populous and volatile regions of South and East Asia which make up the 11 chapters of this volume. They cover regional security, political economy, territorial disputes and national unification. Problems such as those of Cambodia and the nuclearization of India, Pakistan and North Korea create serious international concern, while unresolved regional issues force nationalistic and military conflict.

The irresistible popular pressure for economic integration with the global system, often without any corresponding commitment to political freedom, underlies it all. The cumulative effect of these diverse processes creates an explosive mix of international rivalries and national revolutions which raises the question of the possible arrival of the ‘Asian Century’.

chapter 1|26 pages

India’s Security

The North and North-East Dimension
ByK. Subrahmanyam

chapter 2|30 pages

Cambodian Conflict - The Final Phase?

ByMichael Leifer

chapter 3|34 pages

Pakistan: Towards a Modern Muslim State?

ByAnthony Hyman

chapter 4|36 pages

The Politics of Violence in India and South Asia

ByDennis Austin, Anirudha Gupta

chapter 5|34 pages

The Mongolian Revolution of 1990 Stability or Conflict in Inner Asia?

ByMarko Milivojevic

chapter 6|26 pages

The Continuing Conflict in Kashmir Regional Detente in Jeopardy

ByIftikhar H. Malik

chapter 7|38 pages

Combating Terrorism in Punjab

Indian Democracy in Crisis
ByManoj Joshi

chapter 8|30 pages

Japan: Hesitant Superpower

ByBrian Bridges

chapter 9|24 pages

China’s Coming “Revolution” The dynamics of political change

ByDavid Goodman

chapter 10|24 pages

Nuclear Rivalry in South Asia

Strategic Imperatives and National Pride
ByPartha S. Ghosh