'SAARC's dysfunctionality and China's foot at South Asia's Door

Aryal, Saroj Kumar ; Nair, Adithyan

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The South Asian region is experiencing a shift in power dynamics. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has faced difficulties in reaching its potential, and India has played a great role in such difficulties. On the other hand, China’s involvement in the region creates new challenges for the regional body. This article aims to discuss why the SAARC has such trouble developing – and what role India plays in these dynamics. The article also discusses China’s engagement in the region and what future awaits the SAARC after the Taliban Takeover.

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2021
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 13:48
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Commerce, communications, transport
Controlled Keywords: Indien, China, Südasien, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Geopolitik, Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Wirtschaftsintegration
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, China, Südasien, SAARC, regionale Integration, Machtdynamik, Entwicklung, Wirtschaft / India, China, South Asia, SAARC, Regional Integration, power dynamics, development, economy
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: China
South Asia
Series: Themen > SADF Focus
Volume: 76
Additional Information: DOI: 10.48251/SADF.ISSN.2406.5633.F76 (der Erstausgabe)