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Looking East
A Changing Middle East Realigns with a Rising Asia
  • Shirzad Azad
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Looking East. A Changing Middle East Realigns with a Rising Asia
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Major Mideast nations are looking east, showing an accelerating tendency to forge closer ties with the quickly rising Asia. This may represent a different sort of geo-magnetic reversal, as this time the poles flip from West to East, with potentially the same shocking reverberations of a North-South polar reversal.

This work reviews the "Look East" approach that Iran, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Egypt have pursued in recent decades.

The work concentrates largely on the critical contemporary aspects, while providing some references to important historical developments for context.


About the Author

With a doctorate in Political Science and International Relations, Shirzad Azad has studied and worked in East Asia for close to a decade, including five years in South Korea (ROK).

He has published a series of scholarly books in English, including Koreans in the Persian Gulf: Policies and International Relations (Routledge, 2015), and several other academic studies with a special focus on Iran-East Asia relations.

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Looking East is a rising trend around the world. And while one country may be focused on the potentially huge politico-economic benefits it offers, another one may be most impressed by the socio-cultural aspects.

This relatively new and...

Looking East is a rising trend around the world. And while one country may be focused on the potentially huge politico-economic benefits it offers, another one may be most impressed by the socio-cultural aspects.

This relatively new and fast-growing desire to work with China and its neighbors, and to cooperate in many varied sectors, has much to do with tremendous changes in the economic and political weight and status of Asia over the past several decades.

This book outlines some of the new initiatives in the political, economic, technical, military, and cultural areas, based on research in important archives in several East Asian and Middle Eastern languages as well as in English.


Pages 172
Year: 2020
BISAC: POL062000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Geopolitics
BISAC: POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian
BISAC: POL059000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
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