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South Asia in Global Power Rivalry

Inside-out Appraisals from Bangladesh

  • Imtiaz Hussain
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Part of the Global Political Transitions book series (GLPOTR)

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Introduction

This edited volume examines global power-rivalry in and around South Asia through Bangladeshi lenses using imperfect and overlapping interest concentric-circles as a template. Dynamics from three transitions —the United States exiting the Cold War, China emerging as a global-level power, and India’s eastern interests squaring off with China’s Belt Road Initiative, BRI—help place China, India, and the United States (in alphabetical order) in Bangladesh’s “inner-most” circle, China, India, and the United States in a “mid-stream” circle, and the United States and Latin America, among other countries, in the “outer-most” circle, depending on the issue.

In an atmosphere of short-term gains over-riding long-term considerations, the desperate, widespread search for infrastructural funding inside South Asia enhances China’s value, raises local heat, releases new challenges, with costly default consequences looming, issue-specific analysis overtaking formal bilateral relations and a stubborn uncertainty riddling the Bangladeshi air as its policy preferences stubbornly show more certainty.

Imtiaz Hussain is the Head of Global Studies & Governance, at Independent University, Bangladesh. Previously Professor of International Relations (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, 1995-2013) and International Political Economy (Philadelphia University, 1990-94), his publications include:Transatlantic Transitions: Back to a Global Future? (2018), North American Regionalism and Global Spread (2015); Evaluating NAFTA: Theory and Practice (2013); Border Governance and the ‘Unruly’ South (2013), North America’s Soft Security Threat (2013), Afghanistan-Iraq and Post-conflict Governance (2010), The Impact of NAFTA on North America (2010), North American Homeland Security (2008); Running on Empty Across Central America (2006), and Globalization, Indigenous Groups, and Mexico’s Plan Puebla Plan (2006); and articles in Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence (2008), South Asian Survey (2008), Politics & Policy (2008), Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (2006),  Norteamérica (2006), among others. A recipient of over 12 international fellowships and 8 teaching awards, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.

Keywords

“Shining” versus “suffering” South Asian contest Gordon Knot in the Himalayas A third Asian-Latin embrace Heartland thesis goes south Belt Road Initiative meets India’s Look/Act East policy Infrastructure-building with Rohingya genocide consequences The realism-liberalism tussle in Asia U.S. Pivot Asia 21st Century “third” Asia-Latin embrace Off-shore ready-made-garment (RMG) production String of Indian Pearls Post-non-alignment India Encircling India BANGLADESH & THE CHANGING GLOBAL RIVALRY BANGLADESH-INDIA RELATIONS CHINA’S SOUTH ASIAN FOOTPRINTS ROHINGYA CHINA’S & INDIA’S LATIN ENTRY ASIA, LATIN AMERICA, & GLOBALIZATION SOUTH ASIA IN STRATEGIC COMPETITION

Editors and affiliations

  • Imtiaz Hussain
    • 1
  1. 1.Independent University of BangladeshDhakaBangladesh

About the editors

Imtiaz Hussain is the Head of Global Studies & Governance, at Independent University, Bangladesh. Previously Professor of International Relations (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, 1995-2013) and International Political Economy (Philadelphia University, 1990-94), his publications include: Transatlantic Transitions: Back to a Global Future? (2018), North American Regionalism and Global Spread (2015); Evaluating NAFTA: Theory and Practice (2013); Border Governance and the ‘Unruly’ South (2013), North America’s Soft Security Threat (2013), Afghanistan-Iraq and Post-conflict Governance (2010), The Impact of NAFTA on North America (2010), North American Homeland Security (2008); Running on Empty Across Central America (2006), and Globalization, Indigenous Groups, and Mexico’s Plan Puebla Plan (2006); and articles in Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence (2008), South Asian Survey (2008), Politics & Policy (2008), Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (2006),  Norteamérica (2006), among others. A recipient of over 12 international fellowships and 8 teaching awards, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.

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