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Could the Administration Have Waited to Hold Kashmir Elections?

Sajad Rasool | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Sajad Rasool

For a politically volatile region like Kashmir, where the prevailing animosity between Army troops and the locals often escalates into gunfire from the former's AK47s, disappointment in the state isn't a newfound notion.

Washington Must Recognize India as Another Great Power to Be

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

No doubt the Obama administration feels overwhelmed. Who has time for India? But make time President Obama must. India matters today. It will matter much more tomorrow, especially if Prime Minister Modi commits his political capital to eliminate barriers to entrepreneurship, investment and growth.

Pause In Kashmir Fighting Brings Respite For Civilians

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Fighting between India and Pakistan paused on Friday after days of heavy shelling and gun battles acr...

Clashes In Kashmir Between India And Pakistan Are The Worst In Years

AP | ANJUM NAVEED and AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

DHAMALA HAKIMWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Iram Shazadi was making breakfast for her family when bullets started whizzing through her dusty Pakistani villag...

3rd Night Of India-Pakistan Clashes Leave 4 Dead

AP | ANJUM NAVEED and AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

DHAMALA HAKIMWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Troops trading heavy fire between Pakistan and Indian-controlled Kashmir have plunged civilians on both sides int...

Paradise Floats on -- the World Watches

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 11.23.2014 | 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 11.15.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.09.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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 10.26.2014 | 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 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.

Back Channel or Front

Sunil Sharan | Posted 10.05.2014 | 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.