The book is an attempt in chronicling and analyzing international developments from a non-western perspective. It scrutinizes the prevailing discourse in international politics in the light of recent developments. The analysis adopts a descriptive format while factoring India in the entire gamut of national, regional and international politics and arguing that the developments indicate both challenges and opportunities. The challenges from climate change to confronting and managing troubled regions in the world have become daunting tasks and India's role has become prominent in meeting these challenges. Opportunities too are varied and range from collective shaping of the international dynamics to widening international peace and development discourse in the framework of ideal human unity. India with its non-antagonistic foreign policy projections has a significant role towards the realization of this framework.
Coverage of a wide range of issues including the regional dynamics of Central Eurasia and South Asia, the happenings in Afghanistan-Pakistan and the issue of terrorism have made the book timely. The book is an important reading for all those interested in contemporary international developments and their implications.