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Pakistan-Ukraine. Analogies in the Triangles of Regional Security Complexes

Yuriy Kotlyar    Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukrain    

Marharyta Lymar    Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Iryna Tykhonenko    Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

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abstract

The paper deals with two countries – Pakistan and Ukraine – that are located at the center of the following two interest triangles: India-Pakistan-Afghanistan (South Asia) and Russia-Ukraine-Moldova (post-Soviet regional security complex). Despite their considerable differences, they have similar problems with their geopolitical neighbours in the context of territorial conflicts. Existing issues with neighbouring countries give Pakistan and Ukraine the status of a ‘middle state’, which is characterized by threatening its territorial integrity and becoming an object of ‘penetrating’ into its RSC (regional security complex) for the states from neighbouring regions.

Keywords: Pakistan. Ukraine. India. Russian Federation. Afghanistan. Moldova. South Asian regional security complex. Post-Soviet regional security complex. Analogies. Territorial conflicts.

Language: en

Submitted: Feb. 6, 2020   Accepted: June 15, 2020   Published: June 30, 2020  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/AnnOr/2385-3042/2020/56/009

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