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Does the Elephant Dance?: Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy

David M. Malone


This book surveys key features of contemporary Indian foreign policy. The text identifies relevant aspects of Indian history, examines the role of domestic politics and internal and external security challenges, and of domestic and international economic factors. It analyzes the specifics of India’s policy within its South Asian neighbourhood, and with respect to China, the USA, West Asia, East Asia, Europe, and Russia as well as multilateral diplomacy. The book also touches on Indian ties to Africa and Latin America, and the Caribbean. India’s ‘soft power’, the role of migration in its policy ... More

Keywords: contemporary India, Indian foreign policy, Indian history, soft power, policy actors, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199552023
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199552023.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Malone, author
President, International Development Research Centre and Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law