ISBN 9788170947400,Concise Encylcopedia of United States-South Asia Relations

Concise Encylcopedia of United States-South Asia Relations


Rajesh Kadian


Vision Books



Vision Books

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788170947400

ISBN-10 8170947405


Number of Pages 346 Pages
Language (English)

Careers & vocational information & reference

South Asia is home to approximately thirty per cent of the world's population. Though a well-defined geographical entity, it remains politically fractured. This pioneering work traces the complex, and often love-hate relations between the United States and the nine countries comprising South Asia. The encyclopedia contains hundreds of entries, in an easy-to-refer alphabetical arrangement, spanning people, places and events, organizations and institutions, political, economic, business and cultural ties, security and defense relations, and much else. The rich mine of information is placed in context by an introductory essay and an extensive bibliography. The relations between United States and South Asia now impact the global order. Nuclear tests by India and Pakistan, 9/11 and the subsequent U.S. war on terror against al-Qaeda and the Taliban, America's dependence on Pakistan as an indispensable, if reluctant, ally in that war, and India's emergence as a formidable economic, knowledge and military power have all provided a fillip to the engagement between the United States and South Asia in recent times.