publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Liberalism in India-Pakistan Relations: a critique of realism

MEHSUD, Muhammad Imran;
English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: Cambridge Journal of China Studies
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Liberalism is increasingly applied in explaining post-Cold War India-Pakistan relations. It is argued that both the nations have cultivated liberal values, resulting in complex interdependence and peace in their mutual relationship. The existence of different regimes as the Indus Waters Treaty, regional trade regime of SAPTA and SAFTA, CBMs and gas regime of TAPI and IPI, are referred to as liberal trends in their IR. However, this article contends such a view as naïve and idealistic. India and Pakistan are trapped in an unending security dilemma manifested by 3 major and one minor war, border disputes, alleged mutual interventions and the arms race. It argues t...
Subjects
free text keywords: India, Liberalism, Pakistan, Realism
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Liberalism in India-Pakistan Relations: a critique of realism

MEHSUD, Muhammad Imran;