12 December 2011
India's Engagement with Afghanistan: Developing a 'Durable Policy Architecture'
Calls for a regional approach to stabilize Afghanistan have not been accompanied by serious efforts to analyze the evolving motivations and strategies of regional actors. Occupying a unique position as Afghanistan’s leading regional development partner, India is poised to play an instrumental role. The development partnership between India and Afghanistan, which emerged in the wake of the US invasion in 2001, has been re-calibrated according to a revised conception of India’s own strengths and limitations in its region and a sober reassessment of geopolitical realities.
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