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Emerging Security Concerns in West Asia
Emerging Security Concerns in West Asia

Emerging Security Concerns in West Asia

by Dilip Lahiri

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Language

English

Publisher

Macmillan

ISBN

9780230636767 - Year: 2009 - Pages: 224

Binding

Hardcover

Dilip Lahiri

Author: Dilip Lahiri
Publisher: Macmillan
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 224
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780230636767

Description

The last few years have seen an increase in the intensity of the conflicts that have been endemic in West Asia between states, as well as sectarian strife. The region has also seen non-state actors and non-regional powers coming centre stage. Terrorism, including suicide terrorism, seems to have become the strategy of choice. Perhaps as important as the conflicts themselves is the recurrent failure of all efforts and initiatives to bring peace and stability.

Traditional established elites are facing mounting pressure for change. Minority and women’s rights have suffered. Failure to develop accommodative and representative political systems that might have provided an outlet for these pressures for change have been held responsible for much of this deterioration. This failure seems to have been mirrored at the interregional level with the lack of viable regional institutions.

This volume, the result of an international conference organized by the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Germany looks at a range of issues, including from two critical countries, Iraq and Iran, to understand the emerging security situation in West Asia and how it can best be handled. Among the themes examined are the patterns of political opposition in West Asian countries and the constraints on political expression and participation.

The volume attempts to identify the desirable objectives in West Asia mutually shared by Europe and India, the policies that might help to attain these objectives and actions that could be taken by Europe and India to help stabilize the security situation in West Asia.

EXTRA

Observer Research Foundation is a public policy think-tank that aims to influence formulation of policies for building a strong and prosperous India. ORE pursues these goals by providing informed and productive inputs, in-depth research and stimulating discussions. The foundation is supported in its mission by a cross-section of India’s leading public figures, academics and business leaders.

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is actively involved in political education throughout the Federal Republic of Germany. It considers itself part of the political movement for democratic socialism. The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation has its origins in the association “Social Analysis and Political Education”, founded in Berlin in 1990. It has become a provider of political education, a discussion forum for critical thinking and research both in Germany and throughout the world.

Contents

SECTION ONE
INAUGURAL REMARKS AND SPEECH

OPENING REMARKS
-M.Rasgotra
OPENING REMARKS
-Michael Brie
INAUGURAL SPEECH
- Hamid Ansari

SECTION TWO
EMERGING SECURITY SITUATION IN WEST ASIA: SOME PERSPECTIVES

INTERVENTION DILEMMA: IS IMPARTIAL INTER VENTION POSSIBLE?
- Siret Hursoy

EMERGING SECURITY SITUATION IN WEST ASIA: AN INDIAN PERSPECTIVE
- Girijesh Pant

A FEW REFLECTIONS
- Norman Peach

SECTION THREE
WEST ASIAN SECURITY: ROLE OF IDEOLOGY

MOVEMENTS OF POLITICAL ISLAM: FUTURE DIRECTIONS
-Khaldoun Hsan AL-Naqeeb

ROLE OF IDEOLOGY IN THREATENING WEST ASIAN SECURITY
- Mohammed Wahby

SUB-STATE IDENTITY AND STATE SECURITY: THE SECTARIAN DIVIDE IN IRAQ
-Gulshan Dietl

ROLE OF IDEOLOGY
- Werner Ruf


SECTION FOUR
POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE REGION AND THEIR IMPACT ON STABILITY AND SECURITY

PERSPECTIVE FROM WEST ASIA – MIDDLE EAST: POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE REGION AND THEIR IMPACT ON STABILITY AND SECURITY
- Faisal O.Al-Rfouth

CROSSROADS DILEMMA: ARE WE ON THE RIGHT TRACK?
- Anissa Hassouna

INDIAN PERSPECTIVE
- A.Ishrat Aziz

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF REGIONAL SECURITY
- Sabin Hofmann

SECTION FIVE
ROLE OF EXTERNAL AND REGIONAL POWERS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR REGIONAL SECURITY: ALTERNATIVE PARADIGMS

THE IRAN-LED SHIITE CRESCENT: A MYTH OR REALITY?
-Sadegh Zibakalam
INDIAN PERSPECTIVE
-Vinayak Patankar
SECURITY SCENARIO IN WEST ASIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR INDIA
- Harinder Sekhon

EUROPEAN UNION AND WEST ASIA
- Claudia Haydt

SECTION SIX
POLICY RESPONSES

PERSPECTIVE FROM WEST ASIA: GLOBALISATION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN WEST ASIA
- Sahar Al-Majali

EUROPEAN VIEW
- Erhard Crome

INDIAN VIEW
- Rajendra M.Abhyankar

SECTION SEVEN
VALEDICTORY SESSION

VALEDICTORY SPEECH
- Chinmaya R.Gharekhan

ANNEXURE
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
CONCEPT NOTE
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS

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