INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS : International Relation
Syllabus of Civil Service Main Exam- India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure and mandate
West Asia and India
West Asia comprises strategic importance in Geo-Political setup. It is having great cultural connectivity with the world since ancient times, being a cradle of civilization (Mesopotamia), origin and influence of Islam it marked the course of world polity. Presently with vast resource of crude oil and its strategic location, it plays strategic role in world's economic and consequential political sphere. The conflict in the Arab world and in West Asia is not new. Israel Palestine conflict, Shia- Sunni divide, Arab Spring, Syria Crisis, Yemen Crisis, Iran Embargo etc are of much significane for the present future world polity. News Paper is an important domain from where we can study International Relation in more appropriate way.
Indo-Pacific and India
Indo- Pacific region is gaining importance in the present world geo-political set up. USA is making more concern to counter China's "One Belt One Road " initiative. Having her strategic location in Indian Ocean, India has to play much pivotal role. MEA in India has opened one dedicated office for this cause. We do find this an important domain for the forthcoming Civil Services Examination.