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The Arab Ferment and Challenges for India's West Asia Policy

The Arab unrest under way in west Asia and north Africa is about overthrowing authoritarianism and resisting the US-Israel axis. It is also about conflicting traditional norms guiding the pan-Arab identity and newer aspirations for rights. India needs to use the moment to recreate its ties with the Arab world.

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The Arab Ferment and Challenges rational choice. Ironically, all forms of authoritarianism have something in com
for India’s West Asia Policy mon: they need enormous structures of self-delusion without which they cannot
  perpetuate their rule. Hence, despots must
  necessarily engage in acts of self-denial
Shibashis Chatterjee and refuse to see and recognise signs that

The Arab unrest under way in west Asia and north Africa is about overthrowing authoritarianism and resisting the US-Israel axis. It is also about conflicting traditional norms guiding the pan-Arab identity and newer aspirations for rights. India needs to use the moment to recreate its ties with the Arab world.

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