India-Japan-ASEAN Triangularity : Emergence of a Possible Indo-Pacific Axis? book cover
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India-Japan-ASEAN Triangularity
Emergence of a Possible Indo-Pacific Axis?

Edited By

Jagannath P. Panda

ISBN 9781032075075
Published August 11, 2022 by Routledge
340 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book focuses on the scope, potential and future of the India-Japan-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) trilateral.  

Through this book, contributors examine the strategic and global partnership between India and Japan and the collaboration with ASEAN. Analysing contemporary strategic issues in the Indo-Pacific, the book takes up the complex link between security and economics. It offers a thorough understanding on how the major Asian powers, India and Japan, cooperate and coordinate with the ASEAN. It delves into few critical questions: Is there a scope for India-Japan-ASEAN triangularity in the Indo-Pacific? Can a formal or institutional cooperation be forged between these three actors? What specific cooperation could India and Japan forge with ASEAN as an institution? To what extent can each ASEAN member independently become a partner with India and Japan?

A novel assessment of the post-pandemic economic and political balancing and restructuring, this book will be of interest to Asian politics, international relations, strategic studies, regional organizations in Asia and think tanks specializing in foreign policy, security studies, international trade and economics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: ASEAN Centrality: Key to ASEAN-India-Japan Tripartite Cooperation? Jagannath Panda Part-I India and Japan’s ASEAN Outlooks Chapter 2: The "Japan Factor" in India’s Engagement with Southeast Asia: A Derived Relationship? Chietigj Bajpaee; Chapter 3: Japan-India Relations and ASEAN centrality in the Indo-Pacific Dynamics Yasuyuki Ishida Part-II India-Japan-ASEAN’s Maritime Connect Chapter 4: The Struggle for Centrality: ASEAN, South China Sea, and the Sino-American New Cold War? Richard Javed Heydarian; Chapter 5: Treading the South China Sea: Forging Closer Ties with Claimant Nations Yuki Tatsumi; Chapter 6: Institutional Mechanisms and Maritime Development Cooperation: Building a Context for India-Japan-ASEAN Takaaki Oiwa and Nikolay Murashkin; Chapter 7: Japan’s Coast Guard Diplomacy through Capacity Building in Indo-Pacific Kentaro Furuya, Part-III Triangularity and Power Configurations Chapter 8: China’s Perception on ASEAN Centrality and the Prospects of a Middle Power Nexus Stephen R. Nagy; Chapter 9: India-Japan Connectivity Outreach to ASEAN: Forging Trilateral Cooperation Mahima N. Duggal; Chapter 10: Japan’s Vientiane Vision and the Prospect of India-Japan-Australia Cooperation: Towards Middle power leadership? Kyoko Hatakeyama; Chapter 11: India, Japan, ASEAN and Taiwan: Like-minded partners in the future of critical technologies Zsuzsa A. Ferenczy Part-IV Trilateral to Quadrilateral Chapter 12: Japan’s Strategic Vision on Indo-Pacific Institutions: Quad, Quad Plus and ASEAN Centrality Kei Koga; Chapter 13: The China Conundrum and the Philippine Strategic Outlook on the Quad Aaron Jed Rabena; Chapter 14: ASEAN and the "Quad Plus": Opportunity in Turbulence Dung "Yoong" Huynh; Chapter 15: Tokyo’s ‘Northeast India’ Diary: From Cooperation Corridor to China Jagannath Panda

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Jagannath P. Panda is Head of the Stockholm Centre for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs at the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Sweden. He is also Director of Europe-Asia Research Cooperation at the Yokosuka Council of Asia-Pacific Studies and an International Research Fellow at the Canon Institute for Global Studies, Japan. He is a former fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India.