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Afghanistan: 'spoilers' in the regional security context

Motwani, Nishank; Bose, Srinjoy


The ongoing international military withdrawal from Afghanistan has set the stage for energising the activities of Afghanistan's external stakeholders to re-evaluate their activities. The possible return of the Taliban in some form could compel Afghanistan's current external partners—Iran, India and Russia—to turn into limited spoilers. The absence of an international guarantor in Afghanistan from December 2014 is likely to encourage Pakistan—a greedy spoiler—to intensify its meddling as a means...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-09-23
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of International Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/10357718.2014.958815


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