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INDIA–RUSSIA–CHINA: THE MULTILATERAL PROCESS IN CENTRAL ASIA

Anita Sengupta

The debate on multilateralism, defined in the broadest sense as international cooperation among more than two states in the international arena, has reemerged in the light of a unilateralist impulse emanating from the Bush administration in recent years.1 While a debate on the reform of the United Nations as the principal global multilateral forum had been an ongoing process prior to recent US actions, a multilateral approach towards regional issues measures reflected the belief that existing and potential conflicts could be effectively managed through regularized dialogue and consultation, without the necessity of recourse to coercion. It was pointed out that multilateralism ...

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