The declining influence of the superpowers in key regions of the world has permitted states such as Israel, in the Middle East and India, in South Asia, to seek geopolitical influence. This study explores the ways in which aspiring regional hegemons view threats to their aspirations and respond to these threats. The contributors analyze important t
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Preface -- Threat Perception and Strategic Response of the Regional Hegemons: A Conceptual Overview -- The United States and the Caribbean Basin -- Israel: An Aspiring Hegemon -- South Africa in Southern Africa -- India and South Asia: Resolving the Problems of Regional Dominance and Diversity -- China and Southeast Asia: Overseeing the Regional Balance -- Brazil: The Quest for South American Leadership -- Nigeria in West Africa -- Patterns of Aspiring Hegemon Threat Perception and Strategic Response: Conclusions and Directions for Research
David J. Myers- Associate Professor of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, USA.