1. Introduction: Situating a Sub-state Region in IR 2. Frontier, Border and Territorial State 3. Bordering States, Conflict and Cooperation 4. Making of India's 'Northeast' 5. Northeast India in the Realm of Geopolitics 6. Act East through India's Northeast 7. Epilogue: A Possible 'Region-State'. Bibliography. Appendix. Index
Dilip Gogoi teaches International Politics at the Department of Political Science, Cotton University, Assam, India. An alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Visiting Scholar to International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (2009); and a recipient of Lok Sabha Research Fellowship (Speaker's Research Initiative, Parliament of India, 2018-2019), he has edited Unheeded Hinterland: Identity and Sovereignty in Northeast India (2016) and Beyond Borders: Look East Policy and Northeast India (2010); and co-edited Shifting Terrain: Conflict Dynamics in Northeast India (2012) and Marginal Frontier: Select Essays on Northeast India (2012). His current research interests include transboundary environmental governance and justice from the perspective of International Relations with an emphasis on Northeast India and the greater Eastern Himalayan region.
'Competently operationalising the difficult IR concept of a sub-region, Gogoi meticulously analyses the multifarious transborder connections of the Northeast with southeast Asia by locating the question in its historical and geopolitical context. This book is compulsory reading for anyone interested in contesting the construed marginality of the region.' Amit Prakash, Professor, Centre for Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India'Dilip Gogoi's impressive study of international relations and India's geostrategic Northeast is a must-read. Gogoi offers a compelling analysis of border conflicts, the making of India's Northeast, and the Act East initiative, and provides a way forward that is an innovative theoretical contribution to the field of international relations.'Holli A. Semetko, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Media & International Affairs and Professor of Political Science, Emory University, USA'Dilip Gogoi's study is a significant contribution to a growing field that resituates Northeast India in a larger international geography, not locked up as the forgotten margin of the nation-state but as a frontier at the centre of international key events with global impact.' Gunnel Cederloef, Professor of History, Linnaeus University, Sweden