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Hedging in South Asia: balancing economic and security interests amid Sino-Indian competition

Lim, Darren; Mukherjee, Rohan


The literature on hedging as a secondary state strategy – built largely on evidence from United States-China competition in East and Southeast Asia – focuses on conditions where a major power presents both an economic opportunity and a security threat. In South Asia, in contrast, secondary states facing strategic competition between India and China have pursued hedging strategies in the absence of a security threat. We develop a theoretical reconciliation of these two phenomena. Hedging at its...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-05-14
Type: Journal article
Source: International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
DOI: 10.1093/irap/lcz006
Access Rights: Open Access


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