Helms School of Government
GOVT 335 POLITICS OF ASIA
Spring Semester 2016
Dr. Steven Alan Samson
Office Hours MWF 12:00-12:50, 16:20-17:00; TR 08:15-10:15 by appointment
Course Description A
Akbar the Great a Moghul Emperor who walked into the Ahmedabad Empire and conquered it two
years later. Gujarat offered him a link to the sea and prevented India from splitting as the Portuguese
Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his wife,
Mohandas Gandhi lead an opposition against colonial British rule known as the Salt March. He
identified with the poor and rejected utilitarianism. Instead, he wanted the greatest good of all.
Greatest good of all Gandhis doctrine that was in dire
Ottoman Turks had a presence in the Red Sea in Yemen and on the Persian Gulf. They attempted to
close the Red Sea to the Portuguese but were defeated. They were a land-based Empire.
Seizure of Yemen was an attempt by the Ottomans to close the re
Rimland a term describing a strategically important location. Today, it is the Greater Indian Ocean. It
is less likely that a violent conflict will erupt in this region; however, economic and military engagement
will be focused in this region.