Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
4. The declining influence of the US in West Asia could have serious geopolitical consequences for the region. Examine. (250 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why the question:
The article analyses U.S. President Donald Trump’s West Asia policy. Thus the question.
Key Demand of the question:
One must explain the effects of declining influence of the US in West Asia could have serious geopolitical consequences for the region.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Explain first what USA’s West Asia policy is about.
Discuss the West Asia policy of the US from past to present.
Present the West Asia policy and its inclination during Barack Obama and now of Donald Trump.
There has been a reversal of the US’s West Asia policy after Mr Donald Trump assumed office in 2016.
The plan was to remake the regional dynamics in favour of America’s allies like the Saudis and Israel and push rivals like Iran to a corner.
Discuss the concerns associated.
Conclude that the declining influence of the US in West Asia could have serious geopolitical consequences for the region and might be an indication of an upcoming troublesome future.