Raja Mohan. India's nuclear tests, in May , had reverberations that went far beyond the Thar desert. Jettisoned, as a result, were some key tenets of its foreign policy, in particular, the traditional emphasis on idealism. As pragmatism took root in New Delhi, India renewed its global engagement with a rare sense of purpose and self-confidence, and transformed its external relations. In Crossing the Rubicon, C.
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Exploring India's renewed foreign policy from the s through the nuclear tests of the s to its current strategy, Mohan looks at two crucial issues that account for this revolutionary change: the collapse of the Soviet Union in and a new wave of economic globalization. This book provides an incisive look at how India has reworked its relations with major powers--notably its new rapports with the United States and post-Soviet Russia--to become a major contributor in international affairs.
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Abhijit V Banerjee. Shivshankar Menon. Review "This book offers an outstanding exposition of India's foreign policy adaptation since the end of the Cold War. Written in elegant prose, Crossing the Rubicon presents valuable insights into India's international strategy in a rapidly changing world where its ambitions are increasingly becoming enmeshed with the requirements of economic globalization. The book offers an interesting perspective on the reasons for the improvement in U.
Raja Mohan's enlightened realist account depicts India as a major success story of the liberal order outside the Western world with much untapped potential for it to become a beacon of change in South Asia and the larger world.
This book is definitely one of the best accounts available on Indian foreign policy in the contemporary era. Raja Mohan has addressed an important lacuna in the literature. This work is a fine-grained, meticulously researched and deeply informed account of the social forces and political choices that contributed to a profound ideological and substantive shift in India's foreign policy.
The book should be of compelling interest to both scholars and practitioners interested in understanding the emergent foreign policy of a major Asian power. This book should deepen Mohan's reputation as one of India's best strategic analysts. Raja Mohan has produced the most readable, authoritative and wide-ranging account to date of the remarkable ongoing transformation in India's post-cold war foreign policy.
A leading voice among India's new breed of foreign affairs analysts, Mohan mounts a powerful argument that Indian diplomacy has irreversibly crossed an historic threshold. Whether they agree or disagree with its argument, all who read this book will benefit from its skillfully reasoned presentation. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. See all free Kindle reading apps. Tell the Publisher! I'd like to read this book on Kindle Don't have a Kindle?
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Write a product review. Top international reviews. Verified Purchase. This is an account of how Indian foreign policy changed between and It is organized both chronologically and topically with the chapters organized around a particular subject but flowing logically into each other in a rough chronological order.
The first topic of discussion was the Indian nuclear debate of the s on whether to remain a covert nuclear weapons power like Israel and neighboring Pakistan or to become a declared overt nuclear state like the superpowers, Britain, France, and India's rival China. That debate was decided in favor of going overt in the mids two years before India finally tested.
The next topic discussed is relations with the West in general and then with the U. Then Mohan tackles the relations with former superpower patron Moscow and how they changed during the course of the s as Russia became a shell of the former Soviet Union. Mohan seems to have some inside sources and he carefully followed the debates as a journalist and writes about them coherently. The theme of this book is that not only the Cold War but the centralized socialist state of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty is over with.
A good companion to Stephen P. Cohen's India: An Emerging Power. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. You've read the top international reviews.
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Book review: C. Raja Mohan's 'Crossing the Rubicon'
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