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Kashmir: Defusing The Tinderbox

Samarth Pathak | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Samarth Pathak

With multiple questions and no ready answers, these are dark times indeed for India's Kashmir Valley. Nearly a fortnight since security forces killed Burhan Wani, a 22-year-old militant who enjoyed immense popularity among a sizable section of the youth, the region remains on the boil.

The World Explained in Maps

Peter Vaughn | Posted 04.20.2016 | Books
Peter Vaughn

If you have ever wondered why geography used to be a staple of any decent education and why we are paying the price for no longer staring at maps, spi...

Tensions Mount Between India and Pakistan Over Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 03.27.2016 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The row over the arrest of the alleged Indian spy now provides the Baloch nationalists an opportunity to demand an international investigation into the matter that is ideally led by the United Nations, the United States or the European Union.

The Other Bomb: Pakistan's Dangerous Nuclear Strategy

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

Successful test of the Hatf-5B Pakistan ballistic missile In recent years the concern over nuclear proliferation has centered on Iran's ongoing effor...

Will Modi's Visit to Pakistan Make a Difference?

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 12.31.2015 | World
Raza Habib Raja

India's Prime Minister Nirendra Modi surprised everyone by suddenly landing in Lahore to visit his Pakistani counterpart, Mian Nawaz Sharif. The visit due to its suddenness and departure from the normal diplomatic protocols is definitely in the news and has led to intense media attention and analysis.

India's Lit Up Border Can Be Seen From Space -- But 237 Million Lack Electricity

Adil Najam | Posted 12.30.2015 | World
Adil Najam

This photograph is a nighttime panorama that shows one of the few -- possibly only -- major international borders on Earth that can be seen at night from space. Cool? No, not cool. Not at all. Here's why.

Modi's 'Birthday Diplomacy': How Will Pakistan's Sharif Reciprocate?

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 12.27.2015 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

India and Pakistan can accomplish much progress in almost every sphere of life if they take practical steps to maximize the enormous potential they have by working with each other. In spite of realizing what great results friendly relations can offer the two countries, progress has been outrageously slow in addressing the outstanding issues that have perpetuated mistrust and hostilities.

How Tolerant Minds and Calm Politics Can Stop ISIS' War of Terror From Spreading

Gopalkrishna Gandhi | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Gopalkrishna Gandhi

SONEPAT, India -- ISIS' manslaughter in Paris has placed on Muslims across the world the agonizing task of self-definition and self-explanation. It has placed Muslims in India in the doubly agonizing predicament of fearing a local backlash for what ISIS does as part of its global agenda. I do not believe intolerance will prevail in India. The people here are not stupid. But they live in a trapezium of wildly swinging emotions. And there, belligerents want to have their macabre fun, get their bloodied thrills.

China Muscles Way Into the Indian Ocean Through Its Silk Road Link With Pakistan

Dilip Hiro | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Dilip Hiro

LONDON -- Twice in the fall of 2014, the Chinese attacked submarines docked at Sri Lanka's newly opened, $500 million Colombo South Container Terminal, built and majority-owned by the state-run China Merchant Holdings. This ran counter to the core of Xi's speech to the Indonesian parliament in October 2014 when he presented China's nationalist project as building a "maritime Silk Road" to increase trade and cultural exchanges in the sprawling region.

How Pakistan Hurts Its People By Blaming India

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.15.2016 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

On Wednesday, Jundullah, a Pakistan-based affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the killing of more than forty members of the Ismaili Shia community in Karachi.

Powerful Sports Scoreboards Tally War 'Death Count' To Reduce Violence In India, Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact

The score ticked up to India: 547,290, Pakistan: 546,228. But that tally -- displayed on scoreboards in New Delhi, India, and Karachi, Pakistan --...

Obsessed With India, Pakistan Risks Anarchy

Husain Haqqani | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Husain Haqqani

Since independence, Pakistanis have been told that their country is a "citadel of Islam," that its destiny is to be an Islamic state and its army is "the sword of Islam." Advocates of modern, secular values, even pluralism, are denigrated as "enemies of the ideology of Pakistan." Pakistan's establishment, led by its military, also seeks parity with India, not only in the legal sense of sovereign equality between nations but in military and political terms. This ideological milieu has helped religious-political groups exercise greater influence on national discourse than is justified and led to the outgrowth of jihadi groups, one more extreme than the other.

The Call for Transnational Jihad by Arif Jamal

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 09.13.2014 | Books
Malik Siraj Akbar

Senior Pakistani journalist and former New York Times contributor Arif Jamal's latest book, Call for Transnational Jihad: Lashkar-e-Taiba (1985-2014), is an extraordinary account of the LeT's evolution and its expanding network of trusted allies across the world.

By Changing India Policy, Nawaz Sharif Can Change Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 08.02.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

In May 2013, Pakistan had overwhelmingly voted for the head of the right-wing Pakistan Muslim League (P.M.L.) to become the country's prime minister for a third term, while the Indians also voted for a controversial Hindu nationalist leader.

Thoughts on India's New Prime Minister Narendra Modi

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
S. Azmat Hassan

The fact that a tea-seller's son who sold cups of tea at a railway station has become India's Prime Minister with a thumping majority, is indicative of a sea change in Indian politics.

The Continued Silencing of Torture in Kashmir

Julia Meszaros | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Julia Meszaros

The Indian army has tortured one out of every six people living in the occupied province of Kashmir, yet the plight of Kashmiris is largely undocumented in mainstream American media outlets.

MUST-WATCH: Indians, Pakistanis Bond Over Vending Machines In Awesome Coke Ad

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.20.2013 | Good News

Connected by language and history, but divided by years of war and persistent conflict, India and Pakistan share a rocky, schismatic relationship that...

Mumbai Attack Plotter Allegedly Confirms Pakistan Involvement

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

By D. Jose THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India, June 27 (Reuters) - India said on Wednesday that a man arrested on suspicion of helping plot the...

Let Them Eat Soot!

Helen Young | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Helen Young

Even a so-called "small" nuclear war would have huge and devastating consequences for people living nowhere near it

India-Pakistan: Zardari-Singh Meet and Beyond

Aparna Pande | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Aparna Pande

At the leadership level, it is well known that both President Zardari and Premier Singh personally desire better ties between their two countries and both have faced obstacles in their path towards this goal

India-Afghanistan-Pakistan: Not a Zero Sum Game

Aparna Pande | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

Pakistan has no reason to fear close ties between India and Afghanistan, as both countries benefit from and seek a stable, democratic and prosperous Pakistan. In trying to prevent India and Afghanistan from building close ties, Pakistan may end up being left behind.

Strengthening U.S.-India Cooperation

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

A powerful and influential India is in U.S. national interests, and the two countries should collaborate more closely on all major global issues, says Robert D. Blackwill, co-chair of a new joint study report by the Council on Foreign Relations and Aspen Institute India.

A New Chapter for U.S.-Pakistan Relations?

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Pakistan's arrest of three men it identified as senior operatives of terrorist organization al-Qaeda is being touted as a sign of renewed cooperation between Washington and Islamabad after months of tense relations.

Pakistan-India: Still Seeking Parity

Aparna Pande | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

Even today, Pakistan's foreign policy seems to be dominated by its historic refusal to accept India as being bigger or more powerful.

Clinton Heading To India One Week After Mumbai Explosions

Posted 09.17.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hopes to cement gains in ties with emerging global power India when she flies to New Delhi on Monday ti...