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The Persistency of the India-Pakistan Conflict: Chances and Obstacles of the Bilateral Composite Dialogue

This article investigates the underlying causes for the persistency of the India–Pakistan conflict and, on this basis, the chances and obstacles of the bilateral composite dialogue initiated in 2004. In particular, it wants to provide a theoretically grounded account of the factors that facilitated and constrained the bilateral composite dialogue process. Drawing on the regional security complex theory, this article examines the rivalry between the two South Asian nuclear powers on four levels of analysis: the domestic, the regional, the interregional and the global level. The analysis shows that there have been some substantial changes on all four levels in the recent decade or so and that these changes have provided more beneficial conditions for a peace process. These changes include, inter alia, India’s new regional policy, the consequences of the 9/11 terrorist attacks for the region and India’s growing power capacities. However, major obstacles to the India–Pakistan dialogue and a permanent conflict resolution continue to persist: the dominant role of the military in Pakistan, conflicting national identities and the still partially contested nature of statehood in India and Pakistan, which is in the case of Pakistan linked to the growing power of Islamic fundamentalists.

The Persistency of the India-Pakistan Conflict: Chances and Obstacles of the Bilateral Composite Dialogue

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Status: Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Sprache
Englisch
Umfang
Seite(n): 319-345
ISSN
2349-0039

Erschienen in
Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, 1(3)

Bezug (was)
Internationale Beziehungen
Politikwissenschaft
regional security; complex theory
Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Sicherheitspolitik
internationale Beziehungen, Entwicklungspolitik
Indien
Pakistan
zwischenstaatlicher Konflikt
bilaterale Beziehungen
Friedensprozess
Dialog
Konfliktregelung
nationale Sicherheit
Regionalpolitik
Staatlichkeit
Südasien

Beteiligte Personen und Organisationen
Wojczewski, Thorsten
Erschienen
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
2014

URN
urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-428714
Rechteinformation
GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften. Bibliothek Köln
Letzte Aktualisierung
24.01.2023, 06:47 MEZ

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  • Zeitschriftenartikel

Beteiligte


  • Wojczewski, Thorsten

Entstanden


  • Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

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