S N Malakar/
Editor(s): Sreedhar & Dr S N Malakar
Publisher: Academic Excellence
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188684147
The New millennium literally began with a bang. The Terrorists attack on world Trade Centre and Pentagon in The USA in September 2001 followed by a US launched wars on Afghanistan in October, 2001, and on Iraq in March 2003. Both the wars were started by the pole super power in the global order, the United States of America. Of the three events, the war on Iraq is unique in many ways. At this point of time in history all one can say is the USA hate Saddam Hussein in Iraq and decided to remove him power. The West Asian observers in New Delhi look at it that way, though some commentators gave different reasons. Some argued of the oil factor, some others argued about Israeli factor and few argued that it is due to WMD's of Saddam Hussein. This part of the World, however, gives little credence to these reasons.
Though there was some hectic lobbying, the Indian parliament expressed its disapproval of the USA's Iraq action. Next came the issues of sending Indian armed forces to Iraq to assist the USA in restoring a semblance of order there. After an intense debate, the Government of India thought it is prudent to stay back. The subsequent events have shown that situation in Iraq is showly drifting to near chaos. Saddam Hussein might have been captured by the US army, but a section the Islamic world and the Arab world in particular saw the regime change in Iraq by extra regional powers as a confrontation between their faith and that of others. In the process, the sole supper power's legitimacy of such an action and how to stop it, have come to the forefront. Some others see that the US action in Iraq had a demonstrative effect on others and put an end to issues such as nuclear proliferation and pan-Islamic world. One can say at this point of time that the security equilibrium of the world has got into a spin.
All these and other related issues have been discussed in this volume. This volume perspectives of a group of eminent scholars who are watching the region over the years. It will help the scholars, academicians and policy makers to understand how people from the New Delhi look upon the unfolding events in Iraq.
Bush's War: Pre-emptive Thought Process-Pinaki Bhattacharya
Making the UN Ineffective-Anusha Lall
Persian Gulf: Mixed Response -Dr S N Pattanayak
End of the OPEC?
India's Middle Path-G Ajay Yadav
The Great Debate:
G Ajay Yadav
Emerging Scenarios in West Asia-Dr Chintamani Mahapatra & Sreedhar