June 29, 2017

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Reflections on Polls in Indian-Administered Kashmir

Kashmiri leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has been turning to Twitter to highlight atrocities by Indian security forces.

The international community should respond to the brutal suppression of Kashmiris and minimize the possibility of unimaginable nuclear disaster that looms on South Asia. Read More »

Farmers Start Adapting to Climate-related Risks in South Asia

Dried saffron safflower.

Attempts to tackle the declining production of saffron, the iconic spice of Kashmir, is symptomatic of the various agricultural adaptations that are required across south Asia to adjust to climate change. Read More »

What is Important?

Indian troops near Line of Control in Indian administered Kashmir. (Photo via video stream)

The poor of South Asia need compassionate consideration by their ruling elites. Spare them arrogant brinkmanship, says one analyst. Read More »

A Season of Loss in Kashmir

(Photo by Kashmir Global, Creative Commons License)

Why is it that the deaths in Kashmir, and the blinding of more than 100 people are never referred to in the media or in drawing rooms as the death and injury of Indians? Read More »

Mourning and Resistance in Kashmir

Anti-India banner at a protest rally in Srinagar, the  summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (Photo via Aljazeera video stream)

India cannot claim to be “the biggest democracy in the world” while refusing to hold a plebiscite in Kashmir. If Scotland, Catalonia, and Crimea can vote to decide their own futures, so should Kashmir. Read More »

India Living in Denial on Kashmir

Anti-India protestors displaying Pakistan's flag during a protest in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir region. (Photo via video stream)

Indian-held Kashmir is returning to home-grown insurgency, with religious radicalization acting as a force multiplier this time. This round of agitation may eventually end, but the Kashmir issue is certainly not going to go away: it will keep simmering, with occasional eruptions such as this one. Read More »

View from India: The Map of Neighbourly Outreach

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during his visit to Lahore December 25. (Photo via PID, Pakistan)

If states have only permanent interests, then India is yet to define them. Until then, New Delhi will swing between chaotic state responses to terrorist attacks and that of dramatic bilateral summits. Read More »

Delhi’s ‘Red Lines’ Hurting India-Pakistan Peace Process

Fencing at India Pakistan border. Tensions have been rising between the two nuclear armed South Asian rivals in recent days. (Photo by Abhishek Baxi, Creative Commons License)

The cancellation of NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan owing to new “red lines” drawn by the Modi government is disconcerting, writes one of top leaders of Jammu and Kashmir. Read More »

Views from Delhi: Getting the Talk Atmospherics Right

Narendra Modi shares emotive conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (Photo via Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office)

Talks between India and Pakistan suffer from certain inbuilt defects. India’s desire to up the ante for talks stems from a combination of international and domestic pressures. In contrast, Pakistan has far fewer stakes in the outcomes. Read More »

The Mirage of India-Pakistan Dialogue

This is the second time in a year that the peace talks between the two sides have collapsed. (Photo by Giridhar Appaji Nag Y, Creative Commons License)

The collapse of talks between Pakistan and India is a bad omen for peace in South Asia. It can push the world's most militarized region closer to a new military standoff. Read More »