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News From the Muddled East

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Murray Fromson

Resolution of the Golan Heights problem could lead to a settlement of other thorny issues that are part of the Middle East process.

"Mission Accomplished" Bush Gets the Last Laugh in Iraq and Afghanistan

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

For years, George W. Bush has been roundly criticized, even lampooned, for declaring "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq. But maybe declaring "Mission Accomplished" was not that crazy after all.

Afghanistan: The Four Questions

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

It matters little in the big scheme of things how many new troops President Obama announces. If there is no real change in policy, new troops won't accomplish anything.

Kashmir Battle 'Leaves 25 Dead'

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Indian army says 17 militants have been killed in a five-day-long gun battle with security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir....

Pakistan's Confused Militants

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

When a local ABC news crew began to interview the Indian family at the next table, I knew the militants had really awoken the... global media in a way their last foray in India did not.

Obama Administration Omits Kashmir From Envoy's Mandate

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Like the conflicts in Afghanistan and Palestine, the Kashmir conflict is one that is talked about in hundreds of thousands of mosques -- not jut in the region, but throughout the world.

A Silk Road to Obama's Success

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Adam

The Obama administration seems oblivious of the only option it has to solve the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan without broadening the crisis -- involving China in the conflict resolution strategy.

Kashmir Voting Ends With Clashes Between Protesters And Police

AP | AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SRINAGAR, India — Hundreds of protesters chanting pro-independence slogans clashed with soldiers in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir o...

The World's Most Dangerous Nuclear Threat

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Special for the Huffington Post Eric S. Margolis December 18, 2008 The bitter struggle over the beautiful Himalayan mountain state of Kashmir is the ...

Is India Allowed to Attack Pakistan?

Jim Arkedis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Arkedis

India's military right to pursue the Mumbai attackers into Pakistan remains unquestioned. But if India chooses to exercise that right, it could be disastrous military strategy.

Pakistan Under Pressure

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News

Saeed Shah investigates the origin of Ajmal Amir Qasab; the only gunman caught in Mumbai attacks.

India-Pakistan Relations Stable

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

With the violence in Mumbai at an end, and the city beginning to return to normal, the question of response is moving to the front of the conversation.

Understanding Kashmir through Texas

Martin Savidge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Savidge

We'd never give up Texas. It embodies much of America's essence. Kashmir is Texas to India -- unfortunately, it's also the same to Pakistan.

India, Pakistan, Kashmir, and Hope for the Future

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Barry

If an investigation uncovers evidence of high-level Pakistani involvement in the Mumbai attacks, we can safely say that productive negotiations between the two countries over Kashmir are no longer possible.

A Kashmiri Perspective on the Mumbai Attacks and Communal Relations

Huzir Sulaiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Huzir Sulaiman

Dr. Amit Wanchoo is from Srinagar, a town of half a million people that is the capital of India's fractious Kashmir region. Just 28, Dr Wanchoo can se...

Al Qaeda's Kashmir Conspiracy

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

U.S. intelligence officials are increasingly concerned that Al Qaeda may be attempting to foment as much turmoil as possible on the subcontinent to force India and Pakistan into a nuclear war.

The Mumbai Attacks: Implications for Kashmir

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

As a Muslim, as a Kashmiri-American, as a human being, I am outraged at the actions of the terrorists who have killed more than a 150 innocent people and injured hundreds.

Wake Up, World! We are Fighting Two Wars Against Al Qaida

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Gilfillan

As long as Indian troops are patrolling lands where Muslim insurgents exist and elicit government responses that ostracize the Muslim public and moderates, there will continue to be attacks on Indian soil. Period.

Memorandum to: Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the U. S. State Department, the FBI, and President-Elect Obama

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

When I called my senator's office three months ago, I spoke to a sweet intern there. He promised to have Senator Kennedy's foreign affairs people get back to me. They did not.

Kashmiris Vote For Survival

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

The international community must not mistake Kashmiri participation in the current elections as legitimacy for Indian rule and Kashmiri acceptance of Indian policies in Kashmir.

Open Trade Within Closed Civil Society?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

A trade route may alleviate concerns for now; but it will take more than a reopened trade route to erase decades of continued manipulation by India and Pakistan over Kashmiri civil society.