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
Publisher website | DOI

Abstract
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.

Related Research at the GIGA

Related Research Tabs

Recent Publications by the Authors

Chanchal Kumar Sharma / Sandra Destradi / Johannes Plagemann

Partisan Federalism and Subnational Governments’ International Engagements: Insights from India

Publius: The Journal of Federalism, online first, 2020

Johannes Plagemann / Sandra Destradi

The Foreign Policy of Populists

Horizons, Winter 2020, 2020, Issue No. 15, 110-118

Sandra Destradi / Christian von Soest

Internationales Krisenmanagement

in: Frank Bösch / Nicole Deitelhoff / Stefan Kroll (eds.), Handbuch Krisenforschung, Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien, 2020, 233-248

Johannes Plagemann / Sandra Destradi / Amrita Narlikar (eds.)

India Rising: A Multilayered Analysis of Ideas, Interests, and Institutions

New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2020

Sandra Destradi

The finances of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

in: Ulf Engel / Frank Mattheis (eds.), The Finances of Regional Organisations in the Global South, Routledge, 2020, 206-220