About the Book
Afghanistan has been a primary topic on the international security agenda for most of the last three decades. In light of the ongoing US and NATO drawdown in operations and transfer of responsibility to Afghan authorities, the relationship between Afghanistan and its neighbouring states and regions has once again become paramount to stability in the wider region and beyond.
This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the perspective and approaches to Afghan security taken by the states bordering and in close proximity to Afghanistan, and the transnational dynamics that interconnect these states with Afghanistan and one another. On this basis, it examines the nature of the regional dimension to Afghan security, and assesses prospects for and likely nature of a regional mechanism for managing Afghan security and stability following the US and NATO withdrawal.
Including case studies from Pakistan, Iran, China, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and proximate regional powers, namely India and Russia, this timely book will appeal to scholars across international relations, security studies and Asian studies.
About the Author: Rudra Chaudhuri is Lecturer in South Asian Security at the Department of War Studies, King's College London, UK Emilbek Dzhuraev is Lecturer at the Department of International and Comparative Politics, American University of Central Asia, and holds a PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, USA Sharibek Dzhuraev is Director of the Central Asian Studies Institute at American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Shaun Gregory is Professor and Director of the Pakistan Security Research Unit in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University, UK Artemy M. Kalinovsky is Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Marc Lanteigne is Senior Lecturer at the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations at the University of Wellington, Victoria, New Zealand Marlene Laruelle is Research Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University, USA Sebastien Peyrouse is Research Professor of International Affairs, Central Asia Program, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, USA Michaela Prokop was based in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2004 to 2007 as country economist for the Asian Development Bank Amin Saikal is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University, Australia Farkhod Tolipov is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at The National University of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan Andreas Wilde is Assistant Professor at the Chair of Iranian Studies at the University of Bamberg, Germany?