Regions / Pakistan
The latest UN security council resolution does give us some small hope for a more multilateral future.
"Free and fair" elections under a military government imply continuity of military rule, not a transfer of power to an elected parliament.
There is reason to believe nuclear capability may make the chances of war worse in South Asia.
Why, all of a sudden, is India acting so belligerently and risking disaster?
The United States' actions speak louder than words for Indian and Pakistani leaders.
While the long-term challenge is to find a stable, final, and just solution to this problem, the short- and medium-term need is to find ways of de-nuclearizing South Asia, and to separate the militaries of the two countries perhaps through some kind of tr
, Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf in his policy address on January 12th set about redefining the role of religion in Pakistani society and its domestic and external politics, with a special reference to Kashmir and terrorism.
Whatever turn events take from here onward, the Pakistani state and society is bracing for a troubling time ahead.
All sorts of proposals about a final settlement on Kashmir are being floated, but what is going to work?
India has developed its nuclear weapons program in reaction to local, regional, and global nuclear and political realities.