West Asia and the Region: Defining India's Role

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Rajendra Madhukar Abhyankar
Academic Foundation, 2008 - Political Science - 747 pages
Comprised of essays by a host of leading scholars, this comprehensive volume examines the issues that will most influence India’s development of a policy approach towards the states of West Asia. India’s relations with this region have historically been based on geographical proximity and cultural and religious affinity, but the significant role West Asia will play in fulfilling India’s burgeoning energy, trade, and economic needs is indisputable. Recent momentous developments in the region have the potential to impact India’s security and will influence the parameters within which Indian interests will locate themselves in the future. Topics ranging from the rise of Pan-Islamism to political transitions in countries such as Turkey and China are also addressed in this extensive study.
 

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Contents

List of Tables and Figures
11
Foreword
19
Introduction
27
The Imperative
67
A Historical Review
97
Rushda Siddiqui
107
An Overview of Indias_Trade and Economic
131
Indias Economic Diplomacy in the Gulf
139
Iran SCO and the Grand Chessboard
289
Iraq
297
Rise of Islamists after the US Invasion of Iraq2003
313
Democratising Iraq through Military Intervention
333
Turkeys Democracy as a Model for the Arab World
369
A Reassessment
493
IndoKuwait Relations after Independence
537
Geopolitical
549

and Role of the Gulf
157
Indian Diaspora in West Asia
177
Indian Impact on Islamic Culture
225
An Examination of its Policies
237
China and West Asia
257
Russias Emerging Policy in West Asia
275
Price Risk Management in Petroleum
567
Democratisation in the GCC States and India
581
Oil Geopolitics in the Persian Gulf
629
Gulf Security and the Role of Saudi Arabia
649
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\Rajendra M. Abhyankar is a former Indian ambassador and diplomat. He is the director of the Center for West Asian Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi.

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