Sandra Destradi

Regional Powers and Security Governance: ISAF Withdrawal, Regional Competition and Domestic Norms in India’s Afghanistan Policy

Asian Perspective, 38, 2014, 4, 565-587
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Despite a tense security situation, the uncertainties related to withdrawal of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and the increased activities of its competitors (Pakistan and China), India has not substantially stepped up its security governance engagement in Afghanistan. In this article, I explain India's hesitant policy as a factor of domestic-level threat assessments, international pressures, and the risk-averse character of Indian foreign policy.

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