The neorealist approach to the analysis of conflict relations in the Pakistan-India-China «triangle»

Author(s):  O.A. Harina, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MGIMO), Moscow, Russia,

Issue:  Volume 37, №1

Rubric:  Topical issues of political science

Annotation:  The article is devoted to the analysis of conflict relations between Pakistan, India and China from the position of the neorealist approach on international politics. Despite its wide use in studying interstate conflicts in other parts of the world, it has never been used to study conflict relations in the PakistanIndia-China “triangle”. The necessity of use of this theoretical approach in this research is detected and substantiated. The main factors influencing the relations between the three considered states are determined. Special attention is paid to the concept of system relations and balance of power in the South Asia at the present stage

Keywords:  neorealism, the Pakistan-India-China triangle, South Asia, conflict relations, balance of power, anarchy, the global system, Indo-Pakistan conflict, competition

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