India: The Dispensable Nation?
India is commonly flattered in public discourse as an "emerging power," but its leadership and influence in matters of security and trade are often limited and reactive within South Asia and neighboring regions. This paper posits that India's elite have failed to re-conceptualize creatively the once coherent security and economic space inherited from the British in 1947 and, thus India permits the strategic space within which it operates to be continuously redefined by external actors (e.g. Af-Pak, Indo-Pacific, ASEAN+6).
Political Science Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Co-Sponsor
South Asia Center, Co-Sponsor
Department of Political Science, Co-Sponsor