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  • India and the Arab Unrest: Challenges, Dilemmas and Engagements

    ISBN 9780367618506
    Price: £96.00


    This book is a study of India’s political, diplomatic and security challenges caused by the changing geopolitical and security dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Like many other countries, India has been deeply affected by the unrest in the Arab world. As India has several long-term economic, political and security stakes in the region, it has adopted extreme caution in its responses towards the developments in the MENA region since the beginning of the Arab unrest. This book examines India’s policy of non-intervention and opposition to military intervention in the internal and regional affairs of the MENA region. In response to the ongoing conflict, India has engaged with several regional organisations and multilateral forums to work together and find political solutions to the regional conflicts. The book also examines new developments, such as the rise of the Islamic State, and the new security challenges this has introduced. Despite the regional turbulences, the momentum of India’s engagements with the countries of the region has been maintained and India has been building mutually beneficial partnerships in diverse fields. In this context, the book examines the response, approach and the policies India has adopted to protect and promote its interests during the last ten years of unrest.

    About the Author

    Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pradhan is Associate Fellow and Coordinator of the West Asia Centre at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi.

    Table of Contents

    List of Tables




    Chapter 1: India, Arab world and the Arab unrest

    Chapter 2: Arab Unrest, Regional Politics and Security Challenges

    Chapter 3: Instability in the Arab World and India’s Response

    Chapter 4: Arab Unrest and India’s Multilateralism

    Chapter 5: Arab Unrest and Political Challenges for India

    Chapter 6: The ISIS Challenge for India

    Chapter 7: India, Arab Spring and the Non-Arabs

    Chapter 8: Conclusions