The current impasse in South Asia testifies that strategies as containment, coercion and deterrence have not worked as well as intended and have carried unrecognised dangers. A change of tack is warranted. Getting Pakistan on the bandwagon with India is the answer. Is it possible?Read More
About the Author
Ali Ahmed is author of India’s Doctrine Puzzle: Limiting War in South Asia (Routledge 2014) and On War in South Asia and On Peace in South Asia (CinnamonTeal 2015). He blogs at www.ali-writings.blogspot.in.
A terrorist bombing of a bakery in Pune resulting in 14 dead greeted the announcement that the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan are to meet at New Delhi on 25 February 2010.Read More
India has major, continuing, and long-standing problems with its consequential neighbors. With China it has an unresolved border dispute. The Kashmir dispute remains a key roadblock with Pakistan. With Bangladesh, it has not even begun to tackle the emotive issue of illegal migration.Read More
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) arrived at between India and Pakistan at the Lahore Summit of 1999 had a whole host of measures that the two states were to undertake.Read More
With Obama promising to make a call soon on General Stanley McChrystal’s report on the counter insurgency requirements in Af-Pak, Obama no doubt used the opportunity to probe India’s position.Read More