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An integrated picture of India's global vision, its foreign policy, and the negotiating practices that link the two.
In recent decades, India has grown as a global power, and has been able to pursue its own goals in its own way. Negotiating for India's Global Role gives an insightful and integrated analysis of India’s ability to manage its evolving role. Former ambassadors Teresita and Howard Schaffer shine a light on the country’s strategic vision, foreign policy, and the negotiating behavior that links the two.
The four concepts woven throughout the book offer an exploration of India today: its exceptionalism; nonalignment and the drive for strategic autonomy;” determination to maintain regional primacy; and, more recently, its surging economy. With a specific focus on India’s stellar negotiating practice, Negotiating for India's Global Role is a unique, comprehensive understanding of India as an emerging international power player, and the choices it will face between its classic view of strategic autonomy and the desirability of finding partners in the fast-evolving world.
Brookings Institution Press; April 2016
- ISBN 9780815728238
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- Title: India at the Global High Table
- Author: Teresita C. Schaffer; Howard B. Schaffer
Imprint: Brookings Institution Press
In The Press
Teresita and Howard Schaffer have brought their insights as scholars and their experience as diplomats to an important and propitious development: India’s emergence as a major actor on the world stage. They put India’s promising role in the twenty-first century into the context of its trajectory from independence and its leadership in the Non-Aligned Movement to its opening to the international economy and its membership in the G-20one of several indications of its place at the high table. The authors also lucidly explain how Indian foreign policy strives to balance strategic autonomy with the challenges and opportunities of a global interdependence.Strobe Talbott, former US deputy secretary of state
About The Author
Howard B. Schaffer served for thirty-six years in the U.S. Foreign Service, in senior positions in the U.S. embassies in India and Pakistan and in the U.S. Department of State, and as U.S. Ambassador in Bangladesh. His previous books include The Limits of Influence: America's Role in Kashmir and, co-authored with his wife, Teresita, How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States: Riding the Roller Coaster. He teaches diplomacy at Georgetown University.
Teresita C. Schaffer served for thirty years in the U.S. Foreign Service, at the U.S. embassies in India and Pakistan and in senior positions in the U.S. Department of State, and as Ambassador to Sri Lanka. Her earlier books include India and the U.S. in the 21st Century: Reinventing Partnership. As noted, she co-authored a book on Pakistan's negotiations with the United States with her husband Howard. She is a non-resident visiting fellow at Brookings Institution.