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A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity

Kristian Berg Harpviken and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190627232
eISBN:
9780190663018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627232.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

What has driven neighboring states to intervene in the Afghan conflict? This book challenges mainstream analyses which place Afghanistan at the center – the so-called “heart” – of a large pan-Asian ... More


Central Asia and Afghanistan

Kristian Berg Harpviken and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

in A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190627232
eISBN:
9780190663018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627232.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the Central Asia Security Complex, and the involvement of its five states – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – in Afghanistan. Rivalry between ... More


Introduction

Kristian Berg Harpviken and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

in A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190627232
eISBN:
9780190663018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627232.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter lays out the historical and political background for Afghanistan’s fraught relationships to states in its neighborhood. It introduces the analytical framework developed by Barry Buzan ... More


The Persian Gulf and Afghanistan: Iran–Saudi Competition

Kristian Berg Harpviken and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

in A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190627232
eISBN:
9780190663018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627232.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the security dynamic within the Persian Gulf, and the involvement of its constituent states – particularly Iran and Saudi Arabia – in Afghanistan. Following the 2003 US ... More


South Asia and Afghanistan: Projecting the Indo-Pak Conflict

Kristian Berg Harpviken and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

in A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190627232
eISBN:
9780190663018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627232.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines dynamics within the South Asian regional security complex, how the two regional rivals, India and Pakistan, draw in global powers, and how their relationship is projected in ... More


India—Out of the Frame

Mohan K. Tikku

in After the Fall: Sri Lanka in Victory and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199463503
eISBN:
9780199086771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463503.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy, International Relations and Politics

India’s unease about the Rajapakse regime as it came to power in 2005 began with his insistence on retaining the country’s unitary constitution. However, New Delhi backed the President’s war effort ... More


Afghanistan and its Neighborhood: Continuity and Change

Kristian Berg Harpviken and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

in A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190627232
eISBN:
9780190663018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627232.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the hypothesis that the main drivers behind the involvement of the states in the wider neighborhood surrounding Afghanistan are to be found in the dynamic within three ... More


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