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Peace at the Borders
Jun 27, 2011

Peace at the Borders

It is time that India seriously consider "outsourcing" some aspects of its foreign policy to its border provinces. Encouragement of deeper cooperation between border states in both India and Pakistan -especially the two Punjabs, the two Kashmirs, and Rajasthan (India) and Sind (Pakistan) -- could be a good beginning for bettering relations.

Peace Pipeline: The Next Dimension
May 29, 2004

Peace Pipeline: The Next Dimension

Nothing, with the exception of the Kashmir issue, has been more debated, researched and written about in the context of Indo Pak relations than the issue of the Iran-Pakistan-India Natural Gas pipeline in the last decade. From Onshore to Offshore options and international consortia and guarantees to people to contact, almost everything and anything has been tossed around and evaluated, yet to no avail. The pipeline still remains a pipe dream.

Peace process in Nepal put on backburner
Oct 30, 2007

Peace process in Nepal put on backburner

The peace process in Nepal has been pushed to a corner and it has reached a very critical stage, after the postponement of the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.

Peace process wears no clothes
Dec 29, 2005

Peace process wears no clothes

The demand for India¿s active engagement with the Sri Lankan peace process has been building up for the past couple of years following the gradual erosion in the credibility of Norway as an impartial ¿facilitator¿. With the election of President Mahinda Rajapakse, who is in New Delhi this week, this demand has gained momentum; more so because of the fast deterioration in Sri Lanka¿s internal peace.

Peace with India and Democracy Can Save Pakistan
Mar 08, 2011

Peace with India and Democracy Can Save Pakistan

Pakistan created the Taliban in the first place to capture Afghanistan politically. It is Pakistan's dangerous, anti-Indian ambitions in Afghanistan that are recoiling on it today, with the Pakistani Taliban as an off shoot of the country's chosen tryst with its anti-Indian destiny.

Peace with PWG Naxals: A wishful exercise?
Jul 02, 2004

Peace with PWG Naxals: A wishful exercise?

The contours of the fledgling peace process with the People's War Group (PWG) Naxalites in Andhra Pradesh are gradually emerging. It is the second attempt in as many years. The Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh, K Jana Reddy, announced on June 29, 2004 that the government has requested S R Sankaran, a retired Secretary to Government and Andhra Pradesh-cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS),

2020 in the Middle East: An assassination, a blast, and peace with the enemy
Jan 03, 2021

2020 in the Middle East: An assassination, a blast, and peace with the enemy

The year 2020 was a bad year for the world, owing to Covid-19 pandemic, but for the Middle East, it was even worse.

50 years of Pokhran I: Revisiting India's peaceful nuclear explosion
May 30, 2024

50 years of Pokhran I: Revisiting India's peaceful nuclear explosion

India's nuclear odyssey should be understood through the lens of geopolitical tensions, technological ambitions, and ethical dilemmas

A peace pact waiting to be made
Jan 17, 2006

A peace pact waiting to be made

As the foreign secretaries from India and Pakistan try this week to sustain the peace process amidst growing mutual suspicion, the Siachen question offers one potential area where recent progress could be consolidated. Discussions on the demilitarisation of the Siachen conflict zone have been proceeding slowly but surely towards a political agreement, even though the pace is too gradual to satisfy pragmatic analysts in both countries.

Abraham’s F-35: West Asia’s new peace and the politics around a fighter aircraft
Oct 26, 2020

Abraham’s F-35: West Asia’s new peace and the politics around a fighter aircraft

The F-35 saga in West Asia shows at some level what America’s dealings with the region is going to be.

Active in conflict, disinterested in peace: Foreign powers delay truce in Libya
Jan 18, 2020

Active in conflict, disinterested in peace: Foreign powers delay truce in Libya

While intervening powers, except Turkey, eschewed sending combat troops to Libya till now, they have nevertheless used proxies, i.e., militias and mer

Afghan peace process must be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned
Apr 07, 2017

Afghan peace process must be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned

Terrorism and criminality are intertwined and fed by an illicit economy that destabilises Afghanistan and undermines regional security.

Afghanistan: Could implications of the hospital, funeral carnage upend the peace process?
May 15, 2020

Afghanistan: Could implications of the hospital, funeral carnage upend the peace process?

The attacks have rendered true government apprehensions about the ability of the Taliban to control the violence — their own, and that engineered by

Afghanistan: Foreign fighters complicate peace prospects
Aug 06, 2020

Afghanistan: Foreign fighters complicate peace prospects

The presence of foreign fighters in Afghanistan presents a serious challenge in securing counterterrorism gains of the past, while ensuring that the Taliban delivers on the promise of ensuring non-use of Afghan soil to plan attacks against the US or its allies.  

Afghanistan: Increasing violence and the future of peace process
May 20, 2020

Afghanistan: Increasing violence and the future of peace process

Even with the knowledge that Afghanistan has suffered terrorist violence for almost two decades now, the brutal attacks on the maternity ward and the funeral in the holy month of Ramadan, have unleashed a wave of horror and disgust that is unlikely to die down anytime soon.

Afghanistan: Mullah Omar's death and the peace talks
Aug 11, 2015

Afghanistan: Mullah Omar's death and the peace talks

The confirmations about the death of Mullah Omar, who is said to have died in 2013, may not have taken many by surprise. His absence from the public domain for years led to various theories about his possible whereabouts.

Afghanistan: Pakistan obstructing peace talks?
Feb 21, 2014

Afghanistan: Pakistan obstructing peace talks?

The killing of a former Taliban minister, Mullah Abdul Raqeeb, has raised questions about the involvement of the Pakistan establishment in the peace process and a possible rift within the ranks of the militant movement.

Afghanistan: Peace talks must prioritise inclusivity and compromise
Sep 08, 2020

Afghanistan: Peace talks must prioritise inclusivity and compromise

The talks must be viewed as an opportunity to transform the Afghan social and political landscape, by reflecting local voices – especially that of w

Afghanistan: Peace talks with Taliban gain momentum
Jul 06, 2012

Afghanistan: Peace talks with Taliban gain momentum

For the first time, Taliban and Government representatives met publicly on June 27 in Japan, signalling another round of parleys between the belligerents to find a negotiated end to the insurgency.

Afghanistan: Procedural issues continue to threaten peace talks
Nov 03, 2020

Afghanistan: Procedural issues continue to threaten peace talks

The Taliban seems to be negotiating in bad faith, constantly shifting the goal post to delay progress in talks until the outcome of the US presidentia

Afghanistan: Rising violence, uncertain peace
Mar 23, 2015

Afghanistan: Rising violence, uncertain peace

In Afghanistan, how the unity government strikes an internal balance will in turn determine in long run its ability to carry forth a range of bold policy initiatives through political consensus. It would also to an extent impact morale on the battlefield.

Afghanistan’s peace process and India’s role
Nov 13, 2020

Afghanistan’s peace process and India’s role

The key is to achieve peace within the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan — a system that is defined by its core values related to human rights, women’s rights, democracy, rule of law and political inclusion.

After trade, can we use water to build peace with Pakistan?
May 16, 2012

After trade, can we use water to build peace with Pakistan?

In the domain of water cooperation between India and Pakistan, maybe it is important to look at actors beyond the Ministry of Water Resources. Greater cooperation between the farming communities could be one more logical step towards building a substantial peace constituency in Pakistan.

AI risks for international peace and security
Jan 31, 2024

AI risks for international peace and security

AI already presents major risks for international peace and security. We must address the dangers of misuse.

Another Afghan peace push and a role for India
Sep 19, 2020

Another Afghan peace push and a role for India

New Delhi’s engagement after America’s exit must build on its resonating vision of a stable and plural Afghanistan

Are Americans Becoming More Peaceful?
Jul 01, 2011

Are Americans Becoming More Peaceful?

Dr. Paul Joseph, Fulbright-Nehru distinguished chair, Tufts University, US, argues that there are two types of opposition to war inside the US, which proves that Americans are becoming more peaceful.

As India and Islamabad unite on peace, it's time to put our faith in diplomacy
Sep 23, 2013

As India and Islamabad unite on peace, it's time to put our faith in diplomacy

Now that BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi is approaching what could possibly be the pinnacle of his career, the last thing he wants is to box himself in by his own rhetoric. It is for this reason that in his Haryana speech, he also invoked Atal Bihari Vajpayee's policy, which used the Kargil crisis to get the world community to pin down Pakistan on avoiding the use of violence in relation to Kashmir.

Asian Century: Will it be stable and peaceful?
Mar 13, 2012

Asian Century: Will it be stable and peaceful?

While the simultaneous rise of powers need not always result in a clash, the four major powers in Asia - established powers Russia and Japan, and newly rising China and India - have had troubled historical relations.

Attacks on the United Arab Emirates test resilience of nascent peace moves in West Asia
Feb 11, 2022

Attacks on the United Arab Emirates test resilience of nascent peace moves in West Asia

Will the continued attacks on Abu Dhabi douse the glimmer of optimism raised by recent efforts to bring about peace in West Asia?

Between international ambitions and domestic realities — India’s involvement with the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
Feb 11, 2021

Between international ambitions and domestic realities — India’s involvement with the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

India has the potential to emerge as a champion of the WPS agenda — it needs to achieve greater gender equality in domestic security as well.

Broadening the notion of ‘peace’ in conflict ridden Kashmir
Jul 30, 2019

Broadening the notion of ‘peace’ in conflict ridden Kashmir

With over 415,000 Kashmiri civilians meeting the diagnostic criteria for a major depressive disorder, interventions aimed at improving mental health i

Build on the constituency of peace and trust, say visiting Pak journalists
Jan 24, 2011

Build on the constituency of peace and trust, say visiting Pak journalists

Visiting Pakistani journalists informed a select gathering at Observer Research Foundation that the ongoing turmoil in their country was the result of a transition from military dictatorship to coalition politics in the democratic setup.

Building bridges, fostering peace:  J&K's new DGP connects with the public
Feb 28, 2024

Building bridges, fostering peace: J&K's new DGP connects with the public

The continued collaboration between various stakeholders is crucial to effectively foster trust and maintain peace in the Valley.