Afghanistan at the Center of the New Great Game: Implications for Pakistan
Keywords:Afghanistan, Geopolitics, Pakistan, Realism, New Great Game, Regional Powers
This research paper examines the concept of the "New Great Game" with reference to Afghanistan according to the theory of realism in order to understand the motivations and actions of regional and global powers involved in the country. The paper employs case study approach to evaluate the old “Great Game” and its ongoing version in the Afghanistan. The article argues that Afghanistan is the hub of the “New Great Game” as many actors try to further their agendas in the region and Pakistan will most likely be impacted by the actions of outside actors as it has a large stake in what happens in Afghanistan. The paper utilizes theory of realism, analysis of key events and actors in Afghanistan's recent history, as well as their implications for the region in general. It emphasizes the importance of understanding the dynamics of the New Great Game for regional stability and international security.
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