Kashmir Conflict

A Precarious Peace Descends over Kashmir

Pro-separatist graffitti in Srinagar, cc watchsmart, modified, Flickr, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

But peace cannot be imposed by force forever.

Kashmir: Myths and Reality

A soldier guards the roadside checkpoint outside of Srinagar International Airport (SXR) in Jammu and Kashmir, India., cc Jrapczak, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Keeping_Watch.jpg

After 70 years of failed initiatives, Kashmir remains one of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints. Peace talks remain the only hope for change.

US-India Relations and Trump’s Backtrack on Kashmir

Howdy Modi, cc Flickr White House, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

President Trump appears to have backed off on Kashmir in order to insulate a deepening bilateral relationship with India.

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.

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