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MICHAEL R. CHAMBERS is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana State University, where he specializes in international relations, China’s foreign relations, and the international politics of East Asia. He is currently at work on a book on China’s alliance behavior with its Asian neighbors. Dr. Chambers holds his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
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Edited by Dr. Michael R. Chambers.
While there are numerous ways to approach the question of "whither South Asia?" the conference organizers decided to focus on the future of strategic balances and alliances in the region, with 2020 as the target date. This choice of topic allowed the conference participants to talk not only about the patterns of amity and enmity within the region, but also about the role of extraregional powers.