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Other titles in the Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy series:
China and India in Central Asia (Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political)by Marlene Laruelle
Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Marlène Laruelle is Senior Research Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins Universitys School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C., and the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. In Paris, she is Associate Scholar at the French Center for Russian, Caucasian and East European Studies at the School of Advanced Social Sciences Studies (EHESS) and at the Post-Soviet Studies Department at Sciences Po. Her English-language publications include Russian Eurasianism: An Ideology of Empire (2008); In the Name of the Nation: Nationalism and Politics in Contemporary Russia (2009); and the edited volume Russian Nationalism and the National Reassertion of Russia (2009).
Jean-François Huchet is currently Director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Hong Kong, editor of the review journal China Perspectives (and its French edition, Perspectives Chinoises), and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Rennes 2 in France. He has edited recently, with Wang Wei, Chinese Firms in the Era of Globalisation (in Chinese and English, 2008) and with Joël Ruet & Xavier Richet, Globalisation of firms in China, India and Russia (2007).
Sébastien Peyrouse is Senior Research Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins Universitys School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C., and the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. He was a doctoral and postdoctoral Fellow at the French Institute for Central Asia Studies in Tashkent (1998-2000 and 2002-2005), a Research Fellow at the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University in Sapporo (2006), and a Research Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington (2006-2007). In English, he has published with Marlène Laruelle China as a Neighbor: Central Asian Perspectives and Strategies (2009) and The Economic Aspects of the Chinese-Central-Asia Rapprochement (2007).
Bayram Balci has been Director of the French Institute for Central Asian Studies since 2006. Between 2001 and 2006 he was a Researcher and coordinator of the Caucasus Program based in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the French Institute on Anatolian Studies. He has published Missionnaires de lIslam en Asie centrale, les écoles turques de Fethullah Gülen [Islamic Missionaries in Central Asia : the Turkish schools of Fethullah Gülen], and edited the volume Religion, Société et politique dans le Caucase post-soviétique [Religion, Society and politics in the post-Soviet Caucasus].
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? Indias ‘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 Kennedys 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 Jamaat al Tabligh in Central Asia. A Mediator in the Recreation of Islamic Relations with the Indian Subcontinent--Bayram Balci
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