ASN 521

Vast economic, political and social changes in East and South Asia have brought about a new dynamism to the external relations of the region. East Asia has become and important center of interest for the international community. The rise of China and India, in addition to Japan, has generated a gradual shift in the world’s economic and political power towards Asia. In short, the international political landscape has become not only more complicated but also more fluid. Thus, this course discusses the ongoing changes in the region and the regional countries as well as their implications in international relations. The course also focuses on the foreign policies of the major powers towards this region and deals with the new state of affairs in global politics.