West Asia  in a Changing World : The Emerging Regional Architecture and India, Hardback Book

West Asia in a Changing World : The Emerging Regional Architecture and India Hardback

Edited by Bansidhar Pradhan


The global context in the last few decades, particularly after 11 September 2001, has changed phenomenally, affecting every aspect of international relations.

West Asia, being a strategically important region, has been greatly affected by these changes.

At the same time, the developments within the region have also shaped the broader dynamics of international relations and politics.

It is from this two-way process that one can see the emergence of a new regional architecture in West Asia.

The broad features of this architecture include the demand for a new `social contract' between the autocratic regimes and the hitherto suppressed people subsequent to the popular uprisings across the Arab world, the discourse on Islam and democracy, the ISIS phenomenon, the devastating and brutal civil war in Syria, the strategic rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran for regional leadership, the new direction which the unresolved Palestine question is taking and its implications for Israel itself, the declining oil revenue, the changing pattern of involvement of external powers, etc.

The emerging regional order in West Asia also poses many challenges for India which has huge stakes in the region stemming from the multi-dimensional engagement between the two.

The chapters contained in this volume, organised through seven thematic sections, reflect these wide range of issues and also provide perspectives of Indian scholars engaged in studying the West Asian region.

The volume would be useful for general readers, experts and policy makers interested in understanding the fast changing developments in West Asia and its impact on India-West Asia relations.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 716 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Foundation
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9789332704121



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