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Social Science and Public Policy

A Toxic Triangle? The India-Afghanistan-Pakistan Dynamic in the 21st Century

October 8, 2019 at 12:30pm1:30pm EDT

Eggers Hall, 341

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Avinash Paliwal, Deputy Director, South Asia Institute, Lecturer, International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS University of London

Great power involvement in Afghanistan has often eclipsed analysis about the enduring and often decisive regional geopolitical dynamic between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. At odds with each other over their interpretation of history, identity, interests, and the future, these South Asian states are caught in a toxic triangle. This talk unpacks key features of this relationship and explains how such regional pressures constrain the U.S.’s attempts at a negotiated exit from Afghanistan.

This event was published on August 19, 2019.

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