Regions / Pakistan
On Aug. 14 and 15, the 56th anniversary of the independence of Pakistan and India from British colonial rule, it is a sad commentary on the political condition of South Asia that even though the region has been independent for over half a century, it is s
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?