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Modi's Greta Garbo Moment on Kashmir

Sherry Rehman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Sherry Rehman

There is no crisis between India and Pakistan that has not been tried on for size. The latest one, though, comes at a time that could have been pivotal for a sustainable thaw between the neuralgic neighbors.

Obsessed With India, Pakistan Risks Anarchy

Husain Haqqani | Posted 08.22.2014 | 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.

Back Channel or Front

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Sunil Sharan

Reestablishment of a diplomatic back channel is an outcome of the recent parlays between Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi and Pakistani prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. But what has the back channel achieved?

Ukraine Diplomatic Deal: Necessary Next Steps

Michael Shank | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

Beyond economic aid to Ukraine and other Eastern European nations, we have identified four overarching themes that should be reinforced and reaffirmed by Congress and the administration.

World's Strictest Airport Security? Forget Tel Aviv. Think Kashmir.

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The soldier and airport security guy are pointing, pointing. What do they want? Not my camera. Not my car clicker. It's my pen. A Paper Mate soft g...

University Expels 66 Students For Cheering Cricket

AP | AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 03.06.2014 | World

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Dozens of Kashmiri students were expelled from their university and threatened with sedition charges because they cheered for...

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.

High Time to End the American Hustle of Afghanistan

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Sarwar Kashmeri

If news travels seamlessly through the impermeable borders around Afghanistan, hopping across the Himalayas, how effortless must it be for news to travel within Afghanistan?

An Army Adrift

Sunil Sharan | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Sunil Sharan

The Indian army, once hailed for its professionalism, is fast losing its sheen. Previous chiefs must be turning in their graves at how the recent lot are turning upon one another.

Anti-India Protests Erupt In Kashmir

AP | Posted 09.20.2013 | World

SRINAGAR, India -- At least seven people were injured Friday in clashes between anti-India protesters and government forces in Indian-controlled Kashm...

Pakistan Accuses Indian Army Of Wounding Civilians In Kashmir Conflict

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistani military on Friday accused Indian troops of firing across the disputed Kashmir border and wounding six civilians, the lates...

Warning Shots Fired As Deadly Clashes Erupt In Kashmir

AP | AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

SRINAGAR, India — Fresh clashes erupted Saturday between groups of Hindus and Muslims in the Indian portion of Kashmir, wounding three people, p...

Indian Army Imposes Curfew In Kashmir, Anti-India Protests Erupt

AP | AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 10.09.2013 | World

SRINAGAR, India — Indian forces imposed an indefinite curfew Friday in a town in the Indian portion of Kashmir after firing tear gas and warning...

Helping to Bring Peace to Kashmir

Stanley Weiss | Posted 08.30.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

LONDON--It may be the most infamous stomach ache in diplomatic history. In 1947, the United Kingdom partitioned British India, directing the rulers o...

One Step at a Time

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Rulers in Pakistan continually promise making the country another Turkey or Malaysia, ever invoking the common thread of religion. But Pakistan should aspire to be benchmarked against other countries as well, notably Brazil and South Africa.

Arundhati Roy, India's Conscience?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Where art thou, Arundhati Roy? The silence of India's only winner of the Booker Prize is deafening after the country's Maoists, whom she strongly supports, massacred a number of senior politicians recently.

Moderate Earthquake Hits Indian Kashmir

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

SRINAGAR, India — Officials say a moderately strong earthquake has hit a mountainous region in Indian-controlled Kashmir, injuring at least nine...

PHOTOS: The Most Extreme Slope On Earth

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel

GULMARG, India — There are very few ski resorts in the world where you see a soldier in uniform waiting for the gondola with a snowboard in one ...

How India Failed Kashmir

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Learn statecraft, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admonished his own home minister after he did not forewarn the family of a Kashmiri held responsible for an attack on India's Parliament, about his hanging.

Who Suffers Kashmir's Strikes and Curfews

Betwa Sharma | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Betwa Sharma

Each cycle of curfew and strikes in Kashmir takes a heavy toll on the livelihood of the majority of its six million inhabitants, and handicaps business especially in the transport and tourism industry.

Tensions Spike In Kashmir

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 04.17.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Indian troops shot and killed a Pakistani soldier who crossed the makeshift border separating Indian and Pakistani held Kashmir, official...

Indian Police Warn Kashmiri Residents Of 'Possible Nuclear War'

AP | AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

SRINAGAR, India -- Officials in Indian-controlled Kashmir are warning residents to be prepared for a possible nuclear war by building build bomb-proof...

Pakistani Soldier Dies In Latest Kashmir Attack

AP | TIM SULLIVAN and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

NEW DELHI — Pakistan on Wednesday blamed Indian troops for killing one of its soldiers along the disputed Kashmir border, the latest in a series...

Pakistan Allegedly Kills Two Indian Soldiers In Disputed Territory

AP | AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 03.10.2013 | World

SRINAGAR, India — Pakistani soldiers crossed the cease-fire line in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Tuesday and attacked an army pat...

Deadly Pakistan-India Border Clash: The Shot That Wasn't Heard 'Round the World

Michael Kugelman | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Michael Kugelman

Did you know that on Sunday, the Pakistani and Indian armies exchanged fire along their disputed border, resulting in the death of a Pakistani soldier? If not, you wouldn't be the only one. The lack of buzz crystallizes how much Pakistan-India relations have improved over the last few years.