A resurgent Asia is now emerging as the global pivot. With the world's fastest-growing markets, fastest-rising military expenditures and most serious hot spots, Asia holds the key to the future global order. Yet, with interstate competition sharpening, Asia faces complex security, energy and developmental challenges in an era of globalisation, including how to move beyond historical legacies and tap its dynamism for greater prosperity and well-being. The colossal shift in global geopolitics presents new opportunities to Asia and tests its ability to assume a bigger role in international relations. In "Asian Juggernaut", Brahma Chellaney examines the ascent of Asia by focusing on its three main powers: China, India and Japan. Constituting a strategic triangle, these powers are Asia's largest economies. Their interests are so intertwined that the pursuit of unilateral solutions by any one of them will disturb the peaceful environment on which their continued economic growth and security depend. A strong China, a strong Japan, and a strong India need to find ways to reconcile their interests in Asia so that they can peacefully coexist and prosper.
The book sets out how all states in Asia could benefit from cooperative approaches in which these three strengthening nations take the lead.