October 18, 2021: This year’s South Asia books yielded four
reviews for Survival, the journal of the International Institute of Strategic Studies. One, Shivshankar Menon’s India and Asian Geopolitics, is about the strategic outlook this lion of Indian foreign policy recommends; one, Debashish Roy Chowdhury and
John Keane’s How to Kill a Democracy, is a rather gloomy look at India’s democracy – but it is really a sobering look at the challenges that beset all democracies today. The other two are about Pakistani politics, one by a group of political scientists (Pakistan Political Parties, and the other, by the BBC’s Owen-Bennett-Jones, is The Bhutto Dynasty.
This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in Survival: Global Politics and Strategy ©The International Institute for Strategic Studies. Available online at: http://www.iiss.org/publications/survival/.