Pakistans Security Dilemma with Afghanistan and India

Muhammad Tariq, Arif Khan, Bakhtiar Khan
2019 Global Political Review  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.31703/gpr.2019(iv-iv).08 fatcat:ksasvmcxh5eabm3e3tn3aauvgy