West Asia is in the throes of acute political turbulence today. Given West Asia's energy resources, developments in the region have profound implications for the wider world. The international community has been deeply concerned with the fragile conditions of the region in recent years. This book tries to analyse the evolving security environment in West Asia and its implication for global security. This edited volume discusses critical issues of our times: religious extremism, democratization, WMD proliferation, international terrorism, external intervention in the region, and energy security. The articles in the book analyse these issues critically and suggest possible alternatives for securing peace and prosperity in West Asia.
N. S. Sisodia is the director of the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses in New Delhi. He holds a masters degree from Harvard University. Ashok K. Behuria is a research fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses. He has a PhD in international relations and has contributed many articles on national and international politics and security to various research journals and magazines.