The Middle East's Relations with Asia and Russia

Synopsis

This book considers the significant geopolitical, economic and security links between the Middle East and the wider Asian world - links which are often overlooked when the Middle East is considered in isolation or in terms of its relations with the West, but which are of growing importance. Topics covered include Asia's overall geo-strategic realities and the Middle East's place within them; relations between the Middle East and China, Russia, central Asia, Southeast Asia and south Asia; Islam in central Asia and southeast Asia and the connections with the Middle East; and the important links between the Middle East and India and Pakistan's military and security establishments.