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