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...

The Key to Kashmir: Public Diplomacy and Secret Talks

June 14, 2017

In Kashmir, engaging the public is as important as secret negotiations. Indian and Pakistani diplomats tend to agree on one thing: A peace deal with their quarrelsome neighbor will need to be worked out under the cover of darkness through a so-called “back-channel.” Away from the blinding...

Pakistan and Lutyens’ Delhi Play Games in Kashmir

May 30, 2017

English-speaking elites in Lutyens’ Delhi tragically aid and abet Pakistan’s longstanding designs to pry Kashmir away from India. On May 21, Fair Observer published an article by this author titled “Arundhati Roy, Please Do Not Support Pakistan’s Jihad in Kashmir.” It was republished...

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...