Reviews

Books:

(2017) Indian National Security (Delhi: Oxford University Press).

‘… “one for the road”, a good buy; … the reader come(s) away with the satisfaction of having gained a measure of the headlines; … the real sting of Ogden’s work … needs (to) be taken seriously by national security minders and their political supervisors’ (Ali Ahmed, in The Book Review)

‘… Ogden provides an elegant and insightful introduction to the complex dynamics shaping India’s national security policies.  It is a necessary primer for anyone interested in contemporary India’s nation building at home and expanding international role’ (C. Raja Mohan, Carnegie India)

‘ … if you want an intelligent overview of India’s national security, this dense, pithy volume is it.  Ogden keys us into the framing, drivers, challenges, and instruments of traditional and non-traditional security with sophistication and good sense’ (Kanti Bajpai, National University of Singapore)

‘ … wonderfully written with attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture, this volume will become the go-to book for students and scholars of Indian national security, and indeed for anyone with an interest in India as a rising power’ (Manjeet S. Pardesi, Victoria University of Wellington)

(2017) China and India: Asia’s Emergent Great Powers (Cambridge: Polity).

‘… well-versed in the academic literature of international relations theory and practice; … for the reader wanting a comprehensive … review of China and India in the contemporary international system, this book certainly passes muster’ (Lawrence R. Sullivan, in Journal of Chinese Political Science)

‘… with clarity and verve, Ogden demonstrates an extraordinary mastery of the subject.  His magisterial analysis makes a unique & invaluable contribution to the field’ (Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University at Bloomington)

‘… an indispensable guide to how the re-emergence of China and India will transform 21st century IR; … rightly argues (that) their distinctive political identities will shape their foreign policy’ (Ian Hall, Griffith University)

(2014) Indian Foreign Policy: Ambition & Transition (Cambridge: Polity).

‘… an excellent comprehensive textbook; … arguably the best introduction to Indian foreign policy available for readers today’ (Rahul Mukherji, Heidelberg University, in Pacific Affairs Review)

‘… classic textbooks are still rare, … a sophisticated, highly readable account … (that is) bound to become the new standard textbook on Indian foreign policy’ (Arndt Michael, University of Friedburg, in Political Studies Review)

‘… systematic and original; … (it is) required reading … for anyone who seeks a more profound understanding of the dynamics & drivers of India’s foreign policy’ (Simona Vittorini, SOAS, in Commonwealth & Comparative Politics)

(2014) Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security: Portents of Power (Delhi: Oxford University Press).

‘… by far the ablest study on the Parivar’s priorities on Indian security.  His conclusion seems almost prophetic’ (A.G. Noorani, in Frontline)

‘… offers a detailed theoretical apparatus … (that) helps shift our understanding; … meticulous, … persuasive … (and) convincing’ (Pallavi Raghavan, Centre for Policy Research, in India Seminar)

‘… until now much of the assessment of the BJP/NDA security policy has been impressionistic, … Ogden’s work is a start in treating the subject with the seriousness it deserves’ (Rajesh Rajagopalan, JNU, in The Book Review)

Edited Books:

(2016) (ed.) New South Asian Security: Six Core Relations Underpinning Regional Stability (Delhi: Orient BlackSwan).

‘… makes a compelling case that there is a need for … a makeover in adversarial thinking.  Such Ogden-initiated thinking needs (to) be furthered through creatively charting the path forward’ (Ali Ahmed, in The Book Review)

‘… an alternative inter-subjective understanding of the South Asian security framework; … do(es) a remarkable job of underlining important theoretical strands’ (Medha Bisht, South Asian University, in Strategic Analysis)

‘… a welcome addition to the discourse on regional security in South Asia, … attempts a new approach that inspire(s) upcoming scholars and academics to explore unconventional methods in their studies & analyses’ (S.D. Muni, in India Quarterly)

(2013) (ed.) Handbook of China’s Governance and Domestic Politics (London: Routledge).

‘… an excellent handbook, … I do not know of a book that better fulfils this goal; … (provides) a smorgasbord of concise, clear, engaging and accessible chapters’  (Teresa Wright, California State University, in Pacific Affairs)

‘… laudable and ambitious; … heartily recommended as an introduction to a range of important topics, and as an excellent overview of the relevant issues and institutions’ (Jens Hein, Chatham House, in International Affairs)