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  • West Asia in Transition - Volume II

    Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-93-86618-17-7
    ₹.1295/- $34.95/-
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    About The Book

    West Asia in Transition-Volume II is the result of a project launched by the Delhi Policy Group (DPG) in 2016 to study the rapidly changing socio-political and economic structures as well as emerging trends in West Asia. The publication is a collection` of essays by senior diplomats, academics and young researchers on different aspects of the profound transformation taking place in the West Asian region.

    The principal focus has been on the main drivers of this transformation and on the major players. Particular attention has been paid to the evolution of Islamic thought and practice in the region.viz. Wahhabism, Velayat-i-Faqih, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Salafi-Jihadism, and their overarching influence in the region. The book also looks at the role of the major regional powers—Egypt, Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia and their interactions with each other, as well as the areas engulfed by conflict—Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.

    The publication of this volume has been made possible through a collaborated effort between the DPG and the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA). It is hoped that this book, drawing upon the considerable expertise of regional specialists, academics, and former civil servants will be a useful resource for policymakers in helping them to calibrate an effective, informed, and balanced strategy towards the region.



      Abbreviations and Acronyms

      Acknowledgements and Disclaimer

      Sanjay Singh


    1. Introduction
      -- Talmiz Ahmad
    2. Global Jihad by Al-Qaida and the Islamic State
      -- Md. Muddassir Quamar
    3. The Changing Energy Scenario: Geopolitical Implications for
      West Asia
      -- Sameena Hameed

    5. Saudi Arabia: Understanding Evolving Internal and External
      -- Meena Singh Roy
    6. Saudi Arabia and the Region
      -- Neha Kohli
    7. Wahhabism and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: An Evolving
      -- Adil Rasheed
    8. PART 3: YEMEN

    9. Yemen: An Introduction
      -- Ranjit Gupta
    10. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
      -- Dipanwita Chakravortty
    11. The Yemen Conflict: Domestic and Regional Dynamics
      -- Ashiya Parveen
    12. PART 4: IRAN

    13. Iran and the Region: An Introduction
      -- Javed Ahmad Khan and Sanjay Singh
    14. The Concept of Wilayat al-Faqih: 37 Years after the Iranian
      -- Shafat Yousuf
    15. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and Its
      -- S. Samuel C. Rajiv
    16. Iran and the Region: Changing Dynamics and New Challenges
      -- P.R. Kumaraswamy and Md. Muddassir Quamar
    17. PART 5: ISRAEL

    18. Israel and India: An Introduction
      -- P.R. Kumaraswamy
    19. The Shaping of Israel-US Relations
      -- Moinuddin Ahmad
    20. India-Israel Relations: The Influence of Third Parties
      -- Manjari Singh
    21. PART 6: EGYPT

    22. Al-Sisi’s Egypt: An Introduction
      -- Sudhir Vyas
    23. The Increasing Control of the Armed Forces: The Deteriorating
      Security Situation in Egypt
      -- Rajeev Agarwal
    24. State-Society Ties in Egypt: Recent Developments
      -- Tanzoom Ahmed
    25. PART 7: SYRIA-IRAQ

    26. The Civil War in Syria: A Regional Battleground—
      An Introduction
      -- V.P. Haran
    27. The Civil War in Syria: A Regional Battleground
      -- Tsupokyemla
    28. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria: Causes and Consequences—
      An Introduction
      -- A.R. Ghanashyam
    29. The Islamic State: Origins, Evolution and Consequences
      -- Alvite Singh Ningthoujam
    30. The Mentors
      The Contributors

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