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Articles are short 800-850-word commentaries that provide a more analytical view of issues currently in the news.
18 April 2013
Pir Panjal International Festival: Marketing Rajouri, Poonch, Bhaderwah and Basholi
D. Suba Chandran suggests measures to realise the potential of these sub-regions as major tourism hubs
9 April 2013
J&K: The Man is Gone but Questions Remain
Shujaat Bukhari on the responses of Kashmiri leadership and civil society in the aftermath of the hanging of Afzal Guru
7 April 2013
J&K: The Deep Divide Within
Kashinath Pandit on the divide between Jammu & Kashmir in the fallout of Afzal Guru's execution
16 March 2013
Kargil: Echoes of Attacks against Minorities in Pakistan
Zainab Akhter discusses the reasons behind the protests in Kargil over the recent Hazara killings in Pakistan
28 February 2013
Pakistan's Trespass at LOC: Is 'Kargil Plan 2.0' Underway?
J. Jeganaathan explores the possibility of an ulterior Pakistani strategy behind the recent tensions along the Line of Control (LoC)
27 February 2013
Early Warning and Peace Alert: Transforming Rajouri & Poonch in J&K
D Suba Chandran on measures to be adopted to strengthen the positive transformation in the two districts
13 February 2013
J&K after Afzal Guru: Immediate Excuse and Inherent Problems
D Suba Chandran discusses the actual reasons behind the recent protests in the Kashmir valley
19 January 2013
India and Pakistan: Political Fallouts and Larger Questions of the LoC Violations
PR Chari addresses possible causes of the skirmish and the criticality of resuming Indo-Pak dialogue
15 January 2013
J&K and the Indo-Pak Peace Process: New Delhi, Islamabad and the Hurriyat
Zainab Akhter discusses the possibility of sustainable peace through trilateral talks
15 October 2012
Kashmir: Religious-Extremism on the Rise
Zainab Akhter highlights the bifurcation of societal norms along radical lines in Kashmir
31 July 2012
The Nimoo-Bazgo Hydroelectric Power Project: Potential and Future Prospects
Zainab Akhtar highlights the benefits of this scheme for Ladakh and the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir
12 July 2012
Kashmir: Why is the Peace Fragile?
Zainab Akhtar comments on the factors that continue to keep the Valley on the brink
2 July 2012
Reopening the Demchuk-Mansarovar Route: Exploring Possibilities
Zainab Akhter presents a case for the revival of the sub-regional trade and interaction via this pass
12 June 2012
Kargil: Implications of a Full-Fledged Air Base for India
Zainab Akhter examines the pros and cons of the upgradation of the airstrip in Ladakh by the Indian Air Force
26 April 2012
The Kargil-Skardu Route: Implications of its Opening
Zainab Akhter recommends the opening of the road as a step towards the pacification and development of Gilgit-Baltistan
10 January 2012
A 'Delhi Discourse' with Central Asia: Reviving Linkages
D Suba Chandran recommends a broadening of the scope of India’s engagement with the Central Asian Republics
11 November 2011
AFSPA: The Renewed Debate
Ali Ahmed makes suggestions for a strategic roll back of the AFSPA in J&K
3 November 2011
AFSPA in J&K: Why should it go?
Firdaus Ahmed proposes governmental reluctance as a motive for the lack of movement on the issue
16 October 2011
Nuristan: The Second Front in the Afghan Insurgency
Raghav Sharma draws attention to the growing insurgency in Afghanistan's eastern province
10 May 2011
J&K Panchayat Polls: Three Ideas
Saswati Debnath comments on the criticality of effective local governance in Jammu and Kashmir
15 April 2011
Maulana Showkat Shah: One More Dead; How Many More To Go?
D Suba Chandran questions the apathy surrounding the assassination of a religious leader in J&K
8 February 2011
WikiWrecks: The Kashmir Escalation Effect
Radhavinod Raju discusses the resolution of the Kashmir question in the context of documents released by WikiLeaks
28 January 2011
Alternative Strategies for J&K: Before Next Summer
D Suba Chandran discusses Kashmir against the backdrop of the recently concluded BJP Rashtriya Ekta Yatra
28 January 2011
Kashmir: A Hot Summer Ahead?
Ali Ahmed proposes ways to deal with the likely event of Arab unrest influencing opinions and actions in Kashmir 
3 November 2010
An Attack on Sufism
Radha Vinod Raju discusses the threat posed by Wahabism to Sufism
10 October 2010
Pakistan and Militant Groups in Kashmir: Musharraf’s Admission
Radhavinod Raju comments on the implications of state sponsored terrorism by Pakistan in Kashmir
1 October 2010
Challenge for Leaders in J&K: Restore Shrinking Political Space
Ashok Bhan urges political parties in J&K to shelve factionalism for restoring political stability in the region
28 September 2010
AFSPA: A Practical Approach
Ali Ahmed outlines the ‘human rights v. security’ dialectic related to the demands for the removal of the AFSPA
15 September 2010
“Sit Tight and Do Nothing”: New Delhi’s Nero Policy towards Kashmir
D Suba Chandran critiques New Delhi’s policy of inaction and waiting for violence to subside in J&K
6 September 2010
Kashmir: Search for a Consensus and the Elusive Starting Point
D Suba Chandran argues in favour of refocussuing on existing measures like the Working Group Reports and the withdrawal of AFSPA
27 August 2010
J&K: In Search of a ‘Starting Point’ to Break the Impasse
Ashok Bhan comments on Union Home Minister P Chidamabaram's effort to find a way to stop the vicious cycle of violence in J&K
19 August 2010
India’s COIN Policy: ‘Peace Preceding Talks’?
Firdaus Ahmed recommends strengthening negotiations in Kashmir for sustainable peace
17 August 2010
J&K: Implement the Working Group Recommendations
Ali Ahmed highlights the usefulness of working group recommendations in aiding the solution of the Kashmir issue
11 August 2010
Kashmir: the Youth is Coming, the Youth is Coming
Zafar Choudhry presents the implications of the participation of youth in the political arena of Jammu and Kashmir.
9 August 2010
Kashmir on the Brink?
Mohammad Ashraf describes the gradual progression of violence in the Kashmir Valley, starting from the 1930s
20 July 2010
Jammu and Kashmir: Need for a Political Solution
Firdaus Ahmed recommends ways of arriving at a political solution on Kashmir
19 July 2010
Kashmir: A Case for Watershed Management?
Pia Malhotra presents a possible solution to water problems in Jammu and Kashmir
9 July 2010
From the Elders to the Youth: Transition of Separatist Politics in Kashmir
Mehraj Hajni throws light on the changing trend of separatist politics in Kashmir
5 July 2010
Violence in Kashmir: Strengthen Communication between Rulers and the Ruled
Radha Vinod Raju comments on the lack of communication between political leaders and the people
5 July 2010
Violence in Kashmir: Elected Government is the Best Option
Dr. Ashok Bhan highlights the importance of an elected government

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