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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard outside a closed market in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Feb. 28, 2019 (AP photo by Dar Yasin).

Without Dialogue Between India and Pakistan, Another Kashmir Crisis Is Inevitable

Monday, April 15, 2019

In late February and early March, India and Pakistan engaged in a series of aerial skirmishes after a suicide bombing killed 40 Indian security personnel in the disputed territory of Kashmir. The crisis marked the worst escalation between the two nuclear-armed countries in nearly two decades. In an interview with WPR, Avinash Paliwal, a lecturer and deputy director of the South Asia Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, discusses the longer history of the dispute over Kashmir and what it will take to prevent future crises from escalating.

World Politics Review: Recent tensions between India and Pakistan are often framed as the result of a territorial dispute between two neighboring rivals, but is that the whole story? What other root causes are at play? ...

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