Contents: Introduction. 1. Krishna Menon and the India League/Suhash Chakravarty. 2. Sino-Indian relations: prospects for cooperation?/Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu. 3. A thought on some strategic measures regarding BCIM free trade area and regional economic cooperation/Zhou Zhao. 4. Fifty years of India-Japan relations: a critical appraisal/Sanjana Joshi. 5. The policy of the United States towards Asia/Mary Burdman and Mark Burdman. 6. Searching for a moderate alternative: the Philippine experience in the 1980s/Armando Malay Jr. 7. National security issues in South Asia: perceptions and perspectives/Archana Upadhyay. 8. Asian balance of power: the role of nuclear weapons/R.R. Subramanian. 9. Enduring freedom in Afghanistan: challenges ahead for the US/Mahendra Ved. 10. Looking ahead in Afghanistan/Shubha Singh. 11. Issues and factors in Musharraf’s India policy/Savita Pandey. 12. The unresolved issue of Jerusalem/Priya Singh. 13. The role and status of women in contemporary Iran: an overview/Muhammad Tajuddin. 14. Regional cooperation in managing scarce resources: possibilities for energy cooperation between India and Bangladesh/Vandana Upadhyay. 15. Insurgency, the arms-drugs nexus and India’s north-east/Soma Ghosal. 16. Central Asia: geopolitical fall-out of eleventh September/Devendra Kaushik. 17. The nationalism of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad/Hiranmay Karlekar. Asian events 2001. Documents.
"The Asia Annual is the cross-disciplinary journal of the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata. The Institute is a centre for research and learning with focus on social, cultural, economic and political/administrative developments in Asia, from the middle of the nineteenth century onwards with special emphasis on their links with India and on the life and works of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The current issue, which is third in succession, contains seventeen well-researched articles on important aspects of on-going developments in the various Asian countries in the socio-political, economic and cultural themes, as well as issues related to regional co-operation and security, by eminent scholars. Besides, a summary of events for the year 2001 and the text of important documents are added for the ready reference of the reader." (jacket)