The Journal of Political Science. GC University - Lahore

The Journal of Political Science

Department of Political Science, Government College University Lahore
ISSN (print): 1726-6467
ISSN (online): 2709-8672

Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations-Third Party Role

  • Dr. Azhar Javed Siddiqui/
  • December 27, 2022
Keywords
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Pashtunistan, Landlocked State, Parentier State, Geneva Accords.
Abstract

The trajectory of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations has been inert for the last seventy years. The two neighbors, incidentally Muslims, have not been able to develop a paradigm for a friendly conduct of their bilateral relationship despite the fact that the two countries share a number of potent similarities. This article identifies Afghanistan’s status as multi-ethnic, landlocked and Parentier state, inter alia, contributory factors in shaping the trajectory of Pak-Afghan relations as they have served a determinant in introducing the preponderant role of the third party in Afghanistan’s policy matrix. The two countries need to revisit the traditional trajectory of their interaction and seek a mechanism for developing good relations. Certain provisions of the Geneva Accords 1988 could provide a theoretical framework to this effect. Balancing of internal contradictions approach has been employed to explain theoretically the third party role.

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Author(s):

Dr. Azhar Javed Siddiqui

Associate Professor, Pakistan Studies.

Govt. Dyal Singh Graduate College, Lahore.

Pakistan

Details:

Type: Article
Volume: 40
Issue: 1
Language: English
Id: 63aaf3d35e092
Published December 27, 2022

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