About the Author
Bansidhar Pradhan is Professor at the Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is the author of From Confrontation to Hostile Intimacy: The PLO and the US ; Shuttle Diplomacy and the Palestine Question; and Dynamics of Conflict and Peace in West Asia. He has contributed many articles to edited volumes and refereed journals like International Studies. He specialises in Palestinian National Movement, politics and foreign policy of the Fertile Crescent Countries, terrorism, Israel-Palestine conflict, and India-West Asia relations. He has served as Editor of International Studies (Sage, India) for nearly a decade. He was a regular commentator on West Asian affairs in the External Services Division of All India Radio.