The book is a confluence of the writings of Ali Ahmed and Firdaus Ahmed, Firdaus being Ali Ahmed's pen name. The writings have been consistent in their furthering the liberal political perspective in matters in national security, strategic and peace studies. The book takes this cause ahead under challenging times, when as the book highlights, the chief national security challenge is from within, specifically from the dominant political ideology religious majoritarianism made palatable by the more saleable term cultural nationalism. The book needs reading alongside the eight books by the author published by CinnamonTeal over the past four years. The publications, that number over a thousand commentaries and articles, comprehensively cover the region in its nuclear age.