My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal by Avinash PaliwalMy Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal by Avinash Paliwal

My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal

byAvinash Paliwal

Hardcover | October 29, 2017

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The archetype of "my enemy's enemy is my friend", India's political and economic presence in Afghanistan is often viewed as a Machiavellian ploy aimed against Pakistan. The first of its kind, this book interrogates that simplistic yet powerful geopolitical narrative and asks what truly drivesIndia's Afghanistan policy.Based on an extensive repertoire of hitherto untapped primary sources including official memoranda, diplomatic correspondence, and a series of interviews with key political actors, My Enemy's Enemy provides a comprehensive analysis of India's strategy debates and foreign policymaking processesvis-a-vis Afghanistan, from the last decade of the Cold War to the 1990s Afghan civil war and the more recent US-led war on terror. It demonstrates that Indian presence in Afghanistan has been guided primarily by an enduring vision for the region that requires a stable balance of power across theDurand Line.
Avinash Paliwal is a Lecturer in Defense Studies at King's College London. Specializing in the strategic affairs of South Asia and Afghanistan, he holds a doctorate in international relations from King's, and an economics degree from the University of Delhi. Prior to joining academia he worked as a journalist and foreign affairs analys...
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Title:My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US WithdrawalFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190685824

ISBN - 13:9780190685829

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