Book Details

Book title: Geopolitical Shifts in West Asia: Trends and Implications
Author(s): Prasanta Kumar Pradhan
ISBN: 9788182748774
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 260
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The West Asian region is undergoing a phase of massive turbulence since the outbreak of the Arab Spring. This period has been marked by popular protests, internal conflicts, civil wars, military interventions and involvement of external players. The regional security situation remains fragile with a new terrorist entity, the Islamic State, emerging to challenge the existing geographical boundaries of the region. There has been an enormous increase in terrorism and extremism, and the non-state actors have gained significant influence in regional politics. Sectarian conflicts in the region have manifested in places such as Iraq, Yemen and Syria. As the region is a major oil supplier for the Asian economies, continuing unrest has created concern among the major Asian oil importers over the possibility of disruption of oil supply to them.

This book contains in-depth analyses of the shifting geopolitical trends unfolding in West Asia. Critical issues such as geopolitics, regional security, sectarianism, extremism, energy security and India`s relationship with the region have been discussed by the scholars in this edited volume. In light of the evolving geopolitical and security situation in the region, this book presents opinions and analyses of scholars from different parts of the world on the evolving political, security and strategic dimensions of the turmoil in West Asia.  

ABOUT Author


Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pradhan is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. He holds a doctorate degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Since joining IDSA, he has been researching on foreign policy, security and strategic issues in West Asia, and India`s relationship with West Asia and the wider Arab world. He is also working on the implications of the Arab Spring for the region and India. He is the author of the monograph India`s Relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council: Need to Look beyond Business. He has also published articles in reputed journals and contributed articles to several edited volumes on West Asia. At IDSA, he is presently working on the `Sectarian Faultlines in West Asia`.

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