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

On Tuesday, October 8th, the South Asia Center of Syracuse University is pleased to introduce Avinash Paliwal as he presents on the Indian-Afghanistan-Pakistan Dynamic in the 21st Century. 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 attempt at a negotiated exit from Afghanistan. Avinash Paliwal

Dr. Avinash Paliwal is the Deputy Director of the South Asia Institute and a Lecturer in International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London. He specializes in contemporary Indian politics and South Asian strategic affairs. His first book, My Enemy’s Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal was published in 2017 by Oxford University Press. He is currently authoring a strategic history of India’s approach towards its eastern neighbors. 

This talk will take place at 12:30pm in 341 Eggers Hall and is open to all.

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 Caucus Research Group.