Deconstructing the Geopolitical Identity of South Asia: A Critical Geopolitics Perspective

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Deconstructing the Geopolitical Identity of South Asia: A Critical Geopolitics Perspective

Geopolitics assesses current events through the prism of geography and politics. By doing so, it facilitates the creation and prediction of the future trajectory of world affairs and the response of countries.

Several aspects that appraise geopolitics can be seen in the South Asian region – ‘contentious borders, diverse geography, and challenging demography.’

The countries that form the region of South Asia are Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The region has a combination of both continental and maritime settings.

Most of the borders shared between the countries in South Asia are highly disputed. This is more of a colonial consequence.

Historically, the region of north-western India and south-eastern Pakistan was the host of the Indus Valley Civilisation.

The ancient and medieval periods of the region…

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