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Pakistans Security Dilemma with Afghanistan and India

Muhammad Tariq, Arif Khan and Bakhtiar Khan
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Muhammad Tariq: Teacher, Elementary and Secondary Education Department, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Arif Khan: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Buner (Swari), KP, Pakistan.
Bakhtiar Khan: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Buner (Swari), KP, Pakistan.

Global Political Review, 2019, vol. 4, issue 4, 70-77

Abstract: Security dilemma plays an important part in determining state relations when particularly they are next door neighbors. In such a condition, it becomes difficult for the states to keep their security protected. Nations have to adopt policies that are beneficial for their national interest. An important function of security dilemma is that it also supports the balance of power theory which helps in balancing and counterbalancing of the countries. As far as, Pakistans security is concerned, it has two dimensions; the internal dimension which has greatly subsided during the present government while external dimension has always been like a Hanging Sword of Damocles. Pakistan is faced with this dilemma on both its eastern and western borders. The eastern border has caused three wars against India while the western border created trouble for Pakistan in the post-9/11 scenario. This paper discusses Pakists security dilemma with Afghanistan and India.

Keywords: Security Dilemma; India; Afghanistan; Border (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.31703/gpr.2019(IV-IV).08

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