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The Future of Great Game: Sir Olaf Caroe, Indias Independence, and the Defense of Asia Peter John Brobst

The Future of Great Game: Sir Olaf Caroe, Indias Independence, and the Defense of Asia

Peter John Brobst

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ISBN : 9781931968102
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199 pages
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The Great Game originally described Britains efforts to maintain India as a base from which to defend the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia against rival empires. As British Indias leading geostrategist during the end of imperial rule, as well as theMoreThe Great Game originally described Britains efforts to maintain India as a base from which to defend the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia against rival empires. As British Indias leading geostrategist during the end of imperial rule, as well as the last British governor on the Afghan frontier, Sir Olaf Caroe saw the future of the Great Game. He predicted with remarkable acuity how the struggle for mastery in South Asias borderlands would play out beyond the end of the Raj. In the aftermath of 9/11, much as Caroe foretold, flashpoints continue to light up from Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf to Nepal and Burma- threats range from terrorism and insurgency to naval expansion and nuclear rivalry. India commands the vital center, its power key to the overall stability and defense of Asia. This book examines Caroes thinking to illuminate both the geopolitics behind Indias independence in 1947 and the historical precedents of contemporary South Asian strategy.