• Kashmir – Existing Deadlocks and Emerging Challenges

    Kashmir – Existing Deadlocks and Emerging Challenges0

    Despite recent talks between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, the issue seems to have returned to the political backburner. Relations between the two countries are slowly improving, with Foreign Ministers meeting and Pakistan granting India most favored Nation status. However with regard to Kashmir the existing deadlock remains, and continues to be ignored while both

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  • The Crucibles and Dilemmas of US State Building in Afghanistan

    The Crucibles and Dilemmas of US State Building in Afghanistan4

    The U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan, which began in 2001 as a presumably swift regime-change operation to drive the Taliban from power, morphed by the mid-2000s into a full-blown counterinsurgency against the Taliban’s effort to retake control of the country. In 2009, the Obama administration inherited the U.S. and international mission there in a condition

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  • The War for Afghan Women

    The War for Afghan Women0

    After the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom, the burqa-clad Afghan woman became iconic as the poster-child for the war, “the visible sign of an invisible enemy that threatened not only ‘us’ citizens of the West but our entire civilization”. In the theater of war, the US drew on the classic dichotomy of good versus evil

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  • Waziristan – The Drone Delusion

    Waziristan – The Drone Delusion0

    The British campaigner Jemima Khan has lately become vocal in her quest to put an end to US predator drone strikes against terrorist targets in Pakistan’s volatile tribal belt. In a recent television appearance, she claimed that “not only are they (drones) not targeting militants…but worse, they are creating militants because for every innocent person

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  • Building a Peace Culture after a Vicious Civil War

    Building a Peace Culture after a Vicious Civil War0

    One of the greatest difficulties in a democracy is to mediate fair decisions between ethnic majorities and minorities. This issue has led to terrorism and internal conflict, even in countries as economically advanced as Spain (Basque) and the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland). herpes antidote Democracy is a system predicated upon majority rule, with an implicit assumption

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  • The Ghandian Way and its Relevance to Conflict Resolution in the Contemporary World

    The Ghandian Way and its Relevance to Conflict Resolution in the Contemporary World0

    Violence and conflict are widespread today all over the world. Is a non-violent approach to conflict resolution and peace building as put forward by Gandhi possible today? The questioning of Gandhi’s relevance is neither novel nor striking. It was raised many times during his life time from the day he launched the first satyagraha in

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