The work focuses on the Persian Gulf and South Asian States (PGSAS), including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and The Gulf Cooperation Council States. Recognized as the site for the rise of radical Islam, terrorism, inter-state wars, nuclear proliferation, and civil wars, the region has become a threat to global security. Yet, there still lacks an grand strategy to build a regional security community in the region, which should be treated as a political unit in need of stable and interdependent alliance. After discussing the concept of security community, the authors investigate the role of international institutions and U.S. policies in the (in)security of the region. It argues that the U.S. should invest in creating a security community in the region as it did in post War Europe, concluding that this would be a feasible and practical solution to current insecurity not only in the region but also in the world. Written by experts, this timely work will appeal to anyone studying issues of international security as well as the politics of South Asia and the Gulf States.
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 454 g
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