"A methodical and comparative look at Chinese and Indian policy behaviour, defense spending, strategic doctrine, and trade relations. Gilboy and Heginbotham make a powerful case for an American policy that would be 'based on a nuanced, pragmatic realism'." -- The Economist
"Essential reading for anyone who wants a serious understanding of China's international strategy, military doctrine and capacity, and potential impact on the global power balance. The book's forensic analysis of military spending is a tour de force." -- Aurthur Kroeber, China Economic Quarterly
“Much like Harold Isaacs in the late 1950s, Gilboy and Heginbotham set out to challenge a dominant assumption in the current American debate on the geopolitics of Asia. Its political realism is refreshing. Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior should also help the Indian strategic community develop a pragmatic view of the partnership with the U.S." -- C. Raja Mohan
“This fascinating book provides a needed corrective to the all-too-common view in Washington that China is simply a threat and India a reliable ally. Gilboy and Heginbotham show that both states pose security challenges, albeit of different kinds.” --Robert J. Art, Brandeis University and Director, Seminar XXI Program, MIT
“At last we have a rigorous and systematic comparison of modern Chinese and Indian defense and security policies and structures. As such, it is an invaluable resource for understanding Asia's strategic destiny.” --Stephen P. Cohen, Brookings Institution
“This is a well-written, thoroughly researched, and erudite comparison of Indian and Chinese security doctrine and practice. The book shows that the growing view in the United States of China as an implacable adversary and India as a natural ally is simplistic and naive.” --Alistair Iain Johnston, Harvard University
“Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior is a seminal comparative treatment of the international behavior of Asia's rising powers, China and India, and their implications for the United States.” --Admiral Timothy J. Keating, Former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Command
“This systematic and well-researched analysis makes a major contribution...bringing an insightful comparative perspective to bear in the perennial U.S. controversy about China's rise and at the same time providing a welcome stimulus to the debate the United States should have about India's growing power.” --Alice Lyman Miller, Stanford University --This text refers to the Paperback edition.