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#3883
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
#3877
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
#3875
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
#3846
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
#3829
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)
#3826
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
#3813
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
#3797
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
#3791
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
#3726
15 October 2012
Kashmir: Religious-Extremism on the Rise
Zainab Akhter highlights the bifurcation of societal norms along radical lines in Kashmir
#3693
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
#3675
12 July 2012
Kashmir: Why is the Peace Fragile?
Zainab Akhtar comments on the factors that continue to keep the Valley on the brink
#3664
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
#3636
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
#3614
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
#3553
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
#3485
11 November 2011
AFSPA: The Renewed Debate
Ali Ahmed makes suggestions for a strategic roll back of the AFSPA in J&K
#3483
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
#3476
16 October 2011
Nuristan: The Second Front in the Afghan Insurgency
Raghav Sharma draws attention to the growing insurgency in Afghanistan's eastern province
#3376
10 May 2011
J&K Panchayat Polls: Three Ideas
Saswati Debnath comments on the criticality of effective local governance in Jammu and Kashmir
#3356
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
#3327
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
#3322
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
#3321
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 
#3271
3 November 2010
An Attack on Sufism
Radha Vinod Raju discusses the threat posed by Wahabism to Sufism
#3255
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
#3250
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
#3244
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
#3237
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
#3229
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
#3225
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
#3220
19 August 2010
India’s COIN Policy: ‘Peace Preceding Talks’?
Firdaus Ahmed recommends strengthening negotiations in Kashmir for sustainable peace
#3217
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
#3210
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.
#3205
9 August 2010
Kashmir on the Brink?
Mohammad Ashraf describes the gradual progression of violence in the Kashmir Valley, starting from the 1930s
#3195
20 July 2010
Jammu and Kashmir: Need for a Political Solution
Firdaus Ahmed recommends ways of arriving at a political solution on Kashmir
#3194
19 July 2010
Kashmir: A Case for Watershed Management?
Pia Malhotra presents a possible solution to water problems in Jammu and Kashmir
#3189
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
#3180
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
#3179
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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