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Paradise Floats on -- the World Watches

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

India and the international community's poor response to the disaster in Kashmir will exacerbate an imminent health and food crisis for years to come, thereby fueling existing political and social tensions in the volatile region.

Are Kashmir's Floods India's Katrina Moment?

Yousra Y. Fazili | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Yousra Y. Fazili

The world is watching to see if Modi can rise to the occasion and show that he is capable of rising above the sectarianism that plagues Indian politics to lead Kashmir into the bosom of a potentially kinder mother India.

Why India and Pakistan Are Always Fighting -- Explained

Seriously Skewed | Posted 09.12.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

To understand the scope of this challenge, the NSA tapped Modi's phone (without a court order, of course) to listen into his conversation with the Pakistani government just last week.

'Green News Report' - September 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Catastrophic floods in Pakistan & India; Historic flooding in Phoenix, ...

Seven Minute Guide to Peace and Prosperity in Pakistan

Ben Barber | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Ben Barber

A few weeks ago I was asked to set down in a seven minute speech my ideas on how Pakistan can reverse years of stagnation and resume the path of developing peace and prosperity for its 180 million people.

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.