Titel: Engaging India: Diplomacy, Democracy, and the Bomb
Autor/en: Strobe Talbott
August 2004 - gebunden - 268 Seiten
Rich with human detail and penetrating analysis, this insider account chronicles the remarkable negotiations between the United States and India after three nuclear devices shook the Thar Desert in 1998, initiating one of the most suspenseful diplomatic dramas of recent memory.
Strobe Talbott is president of the Brookings Institution. He served as deputy secretary of state from 1994 to 2001. For twenty-one years prior to his service in government, he was correspondent and columnist for Time magazine . He has written nine books, including The Russia Hand: A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy (Random House, 2002), a personal account of U.S. diplomacy toward Russia during the Clinton administration.
"Talbot gives diplomacy --and the manner in which it should be reported --a wholly new dimension." --M. V. Kamath, (ALSO PRINTED IN FREE PRESS JOURNAL, MUMBAI AND THE ORGANISER), The Sentinel (Guwahati), 10/30/2004 "[A] fascinating study of how diplomatic dialogue can slowly broaden to include subtle considerations of the domestic politics and foreign policies of the countries involved. Talbott considers the complications presented by China and Pakistan and reveals that Washington played an important role in averting a war over Kashmir that could have gone nuclear." --Lucian W. Pye, Foreign Affairs "A true story with a positive message, ENGAGING INDIA is a raptly engrossing work and a welcome addition to modern world history shelves." --John Burroughs, Midwest Book Review "... a fascinating first-hand story of the diplomacy conducted between the United States and India after the nuclear tests." -- The Statesman, 9/19/2004 "... what comes through in this engrossing work is the author's intellectual honesty and his unerring understaning of the Indian psyche." --M.V. Kamath, Organiser, 10/17/2004 "[A] serious, sometimes funny, often exasperating tale told very well... Highly recommended. " --John F. Riddick, Central Michigan University Library, Mt. Pleasant, Library Journal, 10/15/2004 "ENGAGING INDIA is a rapidly engrossing work and a welcome addition to modern world history shelves." --John Buroughs, Reviewer's Bookwatch, 10/1/2004 "Besides simply explaining the arcana on strategy and nuclear policy, this slim two hundred-odd page book is also an enjoyable read. -- If it is true that we need more understanding and communication in this world, then this memoir is a valuable contribution to that cause." --Sudheer Apte, DesiJournal, 8/20/2004 "His clearly written account is an important addition to the literature of modern diplomatic history." --R. Marlay, Arkansas State University, Choice, 3/1/2005 "ENGAGING INDIA is a highly engaging book; lucid, informative and at times, amusing." --Gareth Price, Asia Programme, Chatham House, International Affairs, 3/15/2005 "Those interested in questions pertaining to American foreign policy, the dispersion of nuclear weapons, and diplomatic negotiations should all find this work to be of more than passing interest. Talbott, a former journalist of some repute, writes with clarity, verve, and a remarkable attention to vivid detail. His graceful and compelling prose, coupled with the insight that he provides in the complex negotiating process, should make Engaging India attractive to a much wider audience." -- Parameters, 4/1/2006