1. Introduction: An Awakening Asia
2. Rise of the Dragon: China’s Military Strategy
3. A Compelling Asian Pillar: US Military Strategy
4. Resurgent Bear: Russian Military Strategy
5. Rise of a “Normal” Nation: Japanese Military Strategy
6. Asian Military Strategies: Imperatives and Consequences
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan is a Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi.
Dr. Rajagopalan joined ORF after an almost five-year stint at the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) (2003-2007), where she was an Assistant Director. Prior to joining the NSCS, she was Research Officer at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. She was also a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Politics, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan in early 2012. She is the author of two books, The Dragon’s Fire: Chinese Military Strategy and Its Implications for Asia, and Uncertain Eagle: US Military Strategy in Asia. Her research articles have appeared in edited volumes, and in Strategic Analysis and CLAWS Journal. Other writings have appeared in the Journal of Strategic Studies, Journal of Peace Research and Contemporary South Asia and she has also contributed essays to newspapers such as Hindustan Times, Economic Times and Pioneer.
Her areas of research interests are Indian and Asian foreign policy and security issues, US foreign policy, space security and other arms control issues.