Fateful Triangle: How China Shaped U.S.-India Relations During the Cold War By Tanvi Madan Cover Image
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Taking a long view of the three-party relationship, and its future prospects

In Fateful Triangle, Tanvi Madan argues that China's influence on the U.S.-India relationship is neither a recent nor a momentary phenomenon. Drawing on documents from India and the United States, she shows that American and Indian perceptions of and policy toward China significantly shaped U.S.-India relations in three crucial decades, from 1949 to 1979. Fateful Triangle updates our understanding of the diplomatic history of U.S.-India relations, highlighting China's central role in it, reassesses the origins and practice of Indian foreign policy and nonalignment, and provides historical context for the interactions between the three countries.

About the Author

Tanvi Madan is a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, where she specializes in Indian foreign policy. Her work focuses on India's relations with China and the United States, and India's role in the Indo-Pacific.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780815737711
ISBN-10: 0815737718
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication Date: February 4th, 2020
Pages: 397
Language: English