Forget North Korea: India and Pakistan are the Real Worry

October 02, 2017

North Korea's nuclear threat to its southern neighbor pales by comparison to India-Pakistan tensions. The recent provocations from North Korea — missiles fired over Japan on August 29 and September 15, and a sixth nuclear weapon detonated on September 3 — have put the world on edge. With...

Dragging Out the Doklam Conflict is Futile for Both India and China

August 23, 2017

If China doesn’t want its territorial sovereignty breached, it needs to respect that of its neighbors. Last week, China’s Xinhua News’ The Spark show had a unique guest: A turbaned man, with a visibly Indian accent, appears clueless about India’s seven “sins,” as the video goes on to...

Is Kashmir Reaching an Inflection Point?

August 19, 2017

After 70 years of independence, India is finally making headway against Pakistan in its proxy war on Kashmir. Kashmir is approaching an inflection point. The tide is turning with the relentless targeting of insurgents by Indian security forces. It is not merely the numbers that are impressive...

The Repressive Measures of the BJP Government

July 14, 2017

It appears the BJP government in India has taken a decision to crush all opponents. In India, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological parent, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, do not have much faith in democracy. For this reason, they try to suppress every voice against them. Dialogue...

Solving the Kashmir Crisis

May 25, 2017

Can the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor lead to a solution of the Kashmir crisis? After entering office, a good part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s energy during his whirlwind international tours was spent trying to convince world leaders that Pakistan was a terrorist state in order...

Lieutenant Murdered Because of India’s Headless Chicken Syndrome

May 12, 2017

India’s political leadership has failed to counter the Pakistan army militarily or diplomatically, leading to tragic consequences for its security forces and the people of Kashmir. The recent death and mutilation of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani army-backed border action team, followed...

Erdogan Adds Fuel to Fire: Expect a Hot Summer in Kashmir

May 07, 2017

During a visit to India, Erdogan offered to play peacemaker on Kashmir to boost his credentials as the leader of the Muslim world. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ensured that the summer in Kashmir will be hotter than anticipated. While all indicators from the valley — with stone...