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Pakistan's Strategic Culture and its Gordian Knot in Afghanistan

Parkes, Aidan


A paradoxical element of Pakistan’s grand strategy exists in its approach to Afghanistan. Pakistan’s instrumentalisation of Islamist groups such as the Taliban has historically been the principal strategic method employed by the military to minimise Indian influence in Afghanistan. However, this strategy risks jeopardising Pakistan’s strategic partnership with China, which is another method used by Pakistan to counterbalance India. Beijing’s growing strategic interests in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs
DOI: 10.1177%2F2347797019885728


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