Nonalignment 2.0: A Foreign & Strategic Policy for

Nonalignment 2.0: A Foreign & Strategic Policy for India in the 21st Century (A Foreign and Strategic Policy) Quite a thoughtful prescription NonAlignmentidentifies the basic principles, and the national goals, values and interests that should guide India s foreign and strategic policy over the next decadeThe authors, who are among India s most authoritative and respected policymakers and analysts, argue that while the Non Aligned Movement, which was a response to the geopolitics of the Cold War era, may have lost its moorings, nonalignment as a strategy, renovated and adapted for the twenty first century, is today pertinent than everThis book lays out the opportunities that India enjoys in the international sphere and identifies the threats and challenges it is likely to confront It defines the broad perspective and approach that India should adopt to maximize its strategic autonomy, successfully pursue its national development goals and its international interests in a changing global environment, and thus assume its rightful place in the world


About the Author: Sunil Khilnani

Sunil Khilnani is holder of the Avantha Chair and Director of the India Institute, which he established at King s in 2011.Born in New Delhi, he grew up in India, Africa, and Europe He was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he took a first in Social and Political Sciences, and at King s College, Cambridge, where he gained his PhD in Social and Political Sciences.Prior to becoming Director of the King s India Institute he was, from 2001 to 2011, the Starr Foundation Professor at the Johns Hopkins University s School of Advanced International Studies SAIS in Washington D.C., and Director of South Asia Studies at SAIS, a program that he established in 2002.Sunil Khilnani was formerly Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London He has been a visiting professor of politics at Seikei University, Tokyo, and was elected a Research Fellow of Christ s College, Cambridge He has also held a Leverhulme Fellowship, and has been a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, and a Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin.His publications include Arguing Revolution The Intellectual Left in Postwar France 1993 The Idea of India 7th edn 2016 with Sudipta Kaviraj, Civil Society History and Possibilities 2000 with Nandan Nilekani, Pratap Mehta etc al., NonAlignment 2.0 a Foreign Policy for India in the 21st Century 2013 with Arun Thiruvengadam and Vikram Raghavan, Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia 2013 His most recent book is Incarnations India in 50 Lives 2016 , which accompanies his 50 part podcast and radio series broadcast on BBC Radio4 in 2015 2016.Sunil Khilnani s research interests lie at the intersection of various fields intellectual history and the study of political thought, the history of modern India, democratic theory in relation to its recent non Western experiences, the politics of contemporary India, and strategic thought in the definition of India s place in the world His is regular contributor to the Indian and international media.


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