Accueil > Dimensions of india's asian policy

OCSA 2065 - Dimensions of India's Asian Policy

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

Dimensions of India's Asian policy will look at the determinants and developments of India's foreign policy in Asia since the early 1990s. It will do so through a series of case studies, both geographic and thematic.
Starting from the determinants of India's security policy in Asia, in particular Pakistan and China, the course will examine how India's foreign policy has evolved in a rapidly changing Asian environment, redefining India's relationship with its neighborhood in order to re-connect with its own region and benefit from its economic dynamism. Of particular significance for the course will be the simultaneous rise of India and China and the projection of their rivalry across Asia, giving India's relationship with its Asian partner a zero-sum game character. Both the economic and institutional dimensions of this rivalry will be examined the semester.

The course will be mainly theoretical . Some practical elements.


GRARE, Frédéric E. (Chargé de mission, Centre d'analyse de prospective et de stratégie, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères)

Course validation

Research paper (5000 words) 50%, Oral presentation 30 % Press review 20%

Required reading

  • 1. C. Raja Mohan, “An uncertain trumpet? India's role in Southeast Asian Security”, in India-ASEAN Defence Relations, Ajaya Kumar Das, RSIS Monograph Series, No 28.
  • 2. Frédéric Grare, The India-Australia Strategic Relationship: Defining Realistic Expectations, The Carnegie Papers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, March 2014
  • 3. Robert Kappel, On the Economics of Regional Powers: Comparing China, India, Brazil and South Africa, GIGA Working Papers, No 145, Hamburg, German Institute of Global Area Studies, November 2010.
  • 4. Deepa M. Ollapally, “China and India: Economic Ties and Strategic Rivalry”, Orbis, (Summer 2014): 344.
  • 5. Thongkholal Haopkip, “India's Look East Policy: Its evolution and approach”, South Asia Survey, 18, No 2 (2011).

Additional required reading

  • 6.David Brewster, India as an Asian-Pacific Power, New York, Routledge, 2012
  • 7.Frederic Grare, India Turns East: International engagement and US-China rivalry, London, Hurst Publishers, 2017