Book title: INDIA AND AFRICA Enhancing Mutual Engagement
Author(s): Ruchita Beri
ISBN: 9788182747517
Publication Year: 2014
Binding: HB
Pages: 186
Price: Rs. 795
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About the Book:

This book represents an effort to build on existing partnerships between African countries and India and to explore new areas of convergence for mutual engagement. It originated from the First India-Africa Strategic Dialogue hosted by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi in November 2011. It brings together Indian and African perspectives on global, regional and bilateral issues of strategic relevance to both sides. It also seeks answers to several bilateral and regional issues, such as: How  successful has UN peacekeeping been in resolving conflicts in Africa?  What are the causes of the rise of piracy in the Indian Ocean region and is a regional solution in sight? Since economic engagement has been seen as a crucial driver of relations between Africa and India, how can this cooperation be enhanced?  Does the Indian diaspora play an important role in strengthening the bilateral relations? It is hoped that this volume will help to further the reader’s understanding of the growing ties between India and Africa. 



About the Author:

Ms. Ruchita Beri is a Senior Research Associate and Coordinator, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean and United Nations Centre at IDSA, New Delhi, specialising in political and security issues of Sub-Saharan Africa. Her current research focus is on India-Africa relations. She is currently the Vice President of the African Studies Association of India and an alumna of the Women in International Security (WIIS), USA. She is also the member of Africa Committee of the confederation of Indian Industry (CII). She has lectured at the National Defence College, College of Naval Warfare and Foreign Service Institute and has participated in various international conferences. She is the editor of Africa Trends and Indian Ocean Watch published by the IDSA. She has co-edited the book Africa and Energy Security and has contributed journal articles and book chapters to over 75 publications. She has an M. Phil in African Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and a diploma on Conflict Studies from the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden.  


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