This book focuses on the developments in post 2014 Afghanistan with external military support from the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies. It discusses topical themes such as the withdrawal of US troops and non-traditional security.
Introduction Part I: Locating Afghanistan in a globalising world and testing theories of international relations 1. Situating Afghanistan in a globalising world 2. The many lives of Afghanistan: Reassessing disciplinary international relations 3. Rethinking stability for Afghanistan: Socialising Great Powers in a multilateral order Part II: The USA, NATO and Afghanistan 4. The US role in Afghanistan: A critical overview 5. The Afghan National Security Force: The challenges and implications of the NATO withdrawal 6. For durable peace and stability: Discussing prospects of the NATO membership for Afghanistan Part III: Afghanistan and major powers 7. Germany’s engagement in Afghanistan 8. Developments in Afghanistan after 2014: A perspective from Russia and its possible role 9. Withdrawal of the NATO and Indo–Afghan relations: Emerging possibilities and challenges Part IV: Regional perspectives on Afghanistan 10. Nailing Jell-O: Regional organisations and Afghanistan’s security after 2014 11. Afghanistan in the South Asian traditional and non-traditional security paradigm 12. Drawdown from Afghanistan: Implications for India’s engagement in Central Asia