The Soviet Threat to Afghanistan and India 1938–1940

  title={The Soviet Threat to Afghanistan and India 1938–1940},
  author={M. Hauner},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  • M. Hauner
  • Published 1981
  • History
  • Modern Asian Studies
FROM an Asian angle Afghanistan could easily be selected as the centre of the extra-European world. It lies at the crossroads of three different geographic regions, the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia, as much as it borders on three different cultural zones, the Islamic world, the Hindu culture, and the Chinese influence. From a political standpoint, until the Second World War, Afghanistan appeared as buffer state par excellence, sandwiched between two Great Powers, the Russian Empire… Expand