U.S. foreign policy has often been likened to an oil tanker. It can shift course, but major changes in direction happen slowly, if ever. But one prominent exception to this rule is now taking place: the U.S. foreign policy consensus on China, which has shifted rapidly in recent years and is still moving.
In late February and early March, India and Pakistan engaged in a series of aerial skirmishes sparked by a deadly suicide bombing attack on Indian security personnel in disputed Kashmir. Avinash Paliwal discusses the longer history of the dispute and what it will take to prevent future crises from escalating.