The South Asia Story

Author: Harold A Gould
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9385985833
Format: PDF
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This book deals with the complex and changing U.S. relations with India and Pakistan in the sixty years since World War II. It carries a series of brief sketches on how twelve U.S. presidents, starting with Franklin Roosevelt, perceived and dealt with South Asia. The author proposes that though there are broad historical patterns in which the policies and decisions of these American presidents can be classified, yet their unique personalities and ideological predispositions also played a role in the political choices they made. Since none of them ever had any substantial experience with South Asia prior to assuming office, probing the reasons for their preferences and decisions is an enlightening and interesting exercise. With the unfolding of the South Asia policies of the new U.S. President, Barrack Obama, this book will provide the much needed background study to the readers.

G tter global

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Graf
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340666024X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die Globalisierung wurde von Missionaren und frommen Auswanderern vorangetrieben, die den wahren Glauben verbreiten oder bewahren wollten. Aber inzwischen hat sie die Religionen selbst fundamental verändert. Christliche, islamische, buddhistische oder „spirituelle“ Glaubensweisen werden immer stärker vermarktet. Aggressives God-selling, das klare Regeln und Bindungen verspricht, ist dabei am erfolgreichsten. Die Welt wird zu einem Supermarkt der Götter, Traditionen und Heilsgewissheiten. Friedrich Wilhelm Graf geht in seinem meisterhaft geschriebenen Buch den aktuellen globalen Entwicklungen nach. Er beschreibt unter anderem die erstaunliche Glaubensrevolution der Pfingstchristen in Amerika und Afrika und das Entstehen einer „kreationistischen Internationale“, die Schöpfungsgläubige von Nordamerika bis in die islamische Welt im Kampf gegen die moderne Naturwissenschaft vereinigt. Besonderes Augenmerk gilt der wachsenden Attraktivität „heiliger Kriege“ in allen großen Religionen, von der Sakralisierung der Weltkriege im 20. Jahrhundert über Terror gegen Andersgläubige bis hin zum Virtual Jihad im Internet. Am Ende steht die Frage, ob und wie sich Religionen in Zukunft überhaupt zivilisieren lassen.

India US Relations in the Age of Uncertainty

Author: B.M. Jain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317117344
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In the initial phase of the Obama administration, India’s ruling class and strategic community formed a perception that the spirit of strategic partnership between the two countries might be diluted on account of China looming large in the priorities of this administration. Despite occasional hiccups in their relationship, this perception was overshadowed by the administration’s recognition of India’s role as counterweight to China in the Asia-Pacific region. This book addresses and re-evaluates the perceptions, policies and perspectives of public policy makers and bureaucratic elites in both India and the US in setting and articulating the tone, tenor and substance of the multi-faceted ties between the two countries. The scope of the book is not exclusively limited to the bilateral relationship in the critical areas such as the Indo-US nuclear deal, defence, security and strategic partnership. Its concerns and ramifications are much wider in global and regional contexts, covering/involving security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, the interface between terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), China as a factor in India-US relations, and the fallout of the New Delhi-Washington partnership on South Asia.

Der Aufstieg der Anderen

Author: Fareed Zakaria
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783886809172
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Der Verfasser erklärt in seinem Buch, warum wir am Beginn eines neuen, postamerikanischen Zeitalters stehen und dennoch auf eine starke Rolle der USA unter ihrem neuen Präsidenten Barack Obama angewiesen sind.

Storming the World Stage

Author: Stephen Tankel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190237929
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Lashkar-e-Taiba is among the most powerful militants groups in South Asia and increasingly viewed as a global terrorist threat on par with al-Qaeda. Considered Pakistan's most powerful proxy against India, the group gained public prominence after its deadly ten-person suicide assault on Mumbai in November 2008. By the time the last Lashkar terrorist was dead after nearly 60 hours, it appeared the world was facing a new menace. Boasting transnational networks stretching across several continents, there has been serious debate since 9/11 of whether Lashkar is an al-Qaeda affiliate. The deliberate targeting of Westerners and Jews during the Mumbai attacks raised questions about whether Lashkar was moving deeper into al-Qaeda's orbit and perhaps on a trajectory to displace Osama bin Laden's network as the next major global jihadi threat. Lashkar's expansion has serious security implications for India, Pakistan, Europe and the United States and its activities threaten to damage US-Pakistan relations. Despite growing calls for action, Pakistan is yet to take any serious steps toward dismantling Lashkar for fear of drawing it further into the insurgency raging there and because of its continued utility against India. More than a militant outfit, Lashkar also controls a vast infrastructure that delivers necessary social services to the Pakistani populace, making it all the more difficult to dismantle. Storming the World Stage traces the evolution of Lashkar-e-Taiba over more than two decades to illustrate how the group grew so powerful and to assess the threat it poses to India, the West and to Pakistan itself. The first English-language book ever written about Lashkar, it draws on in-depth field research, including interviews with senior Lashkar leaders, rank-and-file members, and officials of the Pakistani security services--some of who have helped nurture the group over the years.

Three Sides in Search of a Triangle

Author: Asad Latif
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9812308857
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Singapore is America's closest security partner in Southeast Asia. The United States has decided to help India become a major world power in the 21st century, an objective that is furthered by the nuclear agreement between them. Singapore's relationship with India is an increasingly pertinent feature of Southeast Asia's political and strategic landscape. Whether these three realities, taken together, lay the basis of a triangular relationship among Singapore, America, and India is the question that this book seeks to answer. The book begins with a review of the notion of Pax Americana and goes on to describe the state of bilateral relations among the three countries as they have evolved since the end of the Cold War. Subsequently, it analyses three core issues - the Global War on Terror, the rise of China, and the agency of democracy in international relations - that play a defining role in relations among Singapore, the United States, and India. The book concludes by suggesting some directions in which these relations might move.