Kashmir Conflict

Kashmir Conflict (March 9, 2019)

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Zac and Nick discuss the recent flare-up in India and Pakistan's decades-long conflict over Kashmir. Is there a real threat of more military clashes, or was this just political theater for domestic consumption in both countries?

Backgrounder: India-Pakistan Clashes in Kashmir

F-16s from the Pakistan Air Force fly near a KC-135 Stratotanker after refueling during an Exercise Red Flag mission July 21, 2010, at Nellis Air Force, Nev. Approximately 100 Pakistan Air Force F-16B pilots and support personnel are participating in Red Flag. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Phelps) PAF at Red Flag, cc Flickr DVIDSHUB, modified,

A sudden string of escalations in Kashmir risks a dangerous new conflict between South Asia’s two nuclear-armed states.

International Law vs. Institutional Disarray on Palestine & Kashmir

CC Michael Coghlan, Flickr, modifed, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Some of the world’s more intractable conflicts demand a legal rather than a political solution.

Water Conflict: Indus Water Treaty Up for Debate in India

India Dam, cc Flickr DARSHAN SIMHA, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A 1960 water-sharing treaty between India and Pakistan could be the next casualty of deteriorating bilateral relations.

Global Forecast (09-19-2016)


Tensions spike in Kashmir, Putin’s United Russia cruises to a big win in parliamentary elections, and the Syria ceasefire deal goes on life support.

AQIS Ups the Ante, but against India or Islamic State?

Zawa, cc Flickr, modified, Andres Pérez, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

AQIS has apparently changed its information warfare strategy to try and make itself more relevant vis-à-vis an ascendant Islamic State.

Breaking the India-Pakistan Logjam Won’t Be Easy

NawaModi, cc Flickr Narendra Modi, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The Kashmir issue continues to loom large over any possible thaw in Indo-Pakistani relations.

No Easy Answers in Kashmir

Kashmir_map, cc Planemad wikicommons

Farooq Abdullah’s suggestion of a partition along the Line of Control in Kashmir is easier said than done.

Nostalgia for the Cult of Personality in India

cc Flickr, Archives of New Zealand

Any examination of Nehru’s historical legacy must take the bad with the good.

ANALYSIS: Musharraf Admits to Training Militants in Kashmir


Former Pakistani ruler Pervez Musharraf has admitted to Der Spiegel that Pakistani forces trained militant groups to fight in Indian-administered Kashmir.

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