India and West Asia in the Era of Globalisation
Edited by: Anwar Alam
India's foreign policy posture in recent years, particularly towards the region of West Asia and North Africa (WANA), has been a subject of intense debate. India's growing relationship with the US and Israel, and its 'lukewarm stand' on the Iraqi crisis and the Iranian nuclear issue has been seen as a fundamental shift in the Indian foreign policy exercise. Critics have accused the succeeding Indian governments during the last decade and a half of abandoning its independent foreign policy, of deviating from Nehruvian national consensus in foreign policy matters, and towing the pro-American line. Others have argued that the radical shift in the orientation of Indian foreign policy in terms of its pro-American tilt bears the mark of realism and pragmatism that is dictated by the demand of globalization. This book examines the political, economic, cultural, security, and diasporic dimensions of the evolving relationship between India and countries of WANA in the context of globalization.
Publication Date: 3/1/2008