The East Moves West: India, China, and Asia's Growing Presence in the Middle East

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While traditionally powerful Western economies are treading water at best, beset by crises in banking, housing, and employment, industrial growth and economic development are exploding in China and India. The world's two most populous nations are the biggest reasons for Asia's growing footprint on other global regions. The increasing size and impact of that footprint are especially important in the Middle East, an economic, religious, and geopolitical linchpin. The East Moves West details the growing interdependence of the Middle East and Asia and projects the likely ramifications of this evolving relationship. It also examines the role of Pakistan, Japan, and South Korea in the region.


Geoffrey Kemp, a longtime analyst of global security and political economy, compares and contrasts Indian and Chinese involvement in the Middle East. He stresses an embedded historical dimension that gives India substantially more familiarity and interest in the region—India was there first, and it has maintained that head start. Both nations, however, are clearly on the rise and leaving an indelible mark on the Middle East, and that enhanced influence has international ramifications for the United States and throughout the world.


Does the emergence of these Asian giants—with their increasingly huge need for energy—strengthen the case for cooperative security, particularly in the maritime arena? After all, safe and open sea-lanes remain an essential component of mutually beneficial intercontinental trade, making India and China increasingly dependent on safe passage of oil tankers. Or will we see reversion to more traditional competition and even conflict, given that the major Asian powers themselves have so many unresolved problems and that the future of the U.S. presence in the area is uncertain. Kemp believes the United States will remain the dominant military power in the region but will have to share some security responsibilities with the Asians, especially in the Indian Ocean.


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Geoffrey Kemp is the director of Regional Strategic Programs at the Nixon Center in Washington, D.C. He served in the White House under Ronald Reagan, as special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs and senior director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the National Security Council staff. Prior to his current position, he directed the Middle East Arms Control Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is coauthor of Strategic Geography and the Changing Middle East (Carnegie).


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" The East Moves West confirms Geoffrey Kemp's reputation as a scholar who combines a broad geopolitical vision with an extraordinarily detailed knowledge of the many bilateral relationships between so many Middle East countries, on the one hand, and so many Asian powers, on the other. It will be of great value to policymakers, journalists, scholars, and students."― Middle East Policy



"Geoffrey Kemp has written a book of startling originality. Much is said about a "new" Middle East, and here it is, India and China pushing westward into the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. This is strategic and political analysis of the highest order."―Fouad Ajami, professor and director of Middle East Studies, Johns Hopkins University



"Kemp offers an effective and broad survey of the Asian-Middle East-America nexus which covers new ground and offers a wealth of information, data, and analysis. His book should benefit area specialists and policymakers who seek to understand the Asian role in the Middle East and the dynamics between rising powers and the quasi-hegemon."― Middle East Journal



"Kemp adeptly steers the reader through the ties that bind Asia together, from the geostrategic importance of Central Asia to the big players China, India, Pakistan, Japan, and South Korea."― Executive (Lebanon)



"As any reader watches the inexorable swing of Gulf oil exports from the west to the east, this volume should be perused to provide a far fuller picture. Key events are dissected thoroughly and the political implications considered."―Ewan W. Anderson, in the Mackinder Forum

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