Asian Strategic Review carries forward the tradition of the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses to bring out an analytical volume comprising contributions of its own researchers on a current theme having wider ramifications for defence and security in the world in general and India in particular. The Asian strategic architecture is in a state of constant and rapid reformulation in the recent past owing to certain obvious reasons having far-reaching implications for the rest of the world. For instance, the rise of China as an economic powerhouse, and its recently exhibited belligerence in its neighbourhood has brought about a subtle rethinking on the security matrix of the region in almost all the countries of the continent. As a result, while the traditional contours of strategic relationship between different countries are being revisited, newer defence agreements and security frameworks are being worked out to meet the challenges posed by the swiftly changing scenario in the region. The volume seeks to critically reflect on the chosen themes.
December 2013, volume 37, No 12