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

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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.  

Sponsored by the South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science and INSCT, Public Administration and International Affairs Department, Middle East Studies Program and the Central Asia and Caucuses Research Group.

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