How to Stop Kashmir from Spiraling into All-Out War

An Indian Army soldier with the 99th Mountain Brigade fires at role-playing insurgents during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

by Rajan Menon Kashmir has again become the venue for a confrontation between India and Pakistan. On September 11, militants attacked an Indian military post in Poonch, and on September 18, another in Uri—both towns in Indian Kashmir. They infiltrated… Continue Reading  

Why Victory Over IS Won’t Solve the Real Problem Facing Iraq and Syria

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by Derek Davison A recent spate of high-casualty Islamic State-linked attacks in France, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and (arguably) Orlando, Florida, has raised fears about the group’s ability to carry out international terrorist strikes while also obscuring its failures at… Continue Reading  

The Middle East’s New Nakba

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by John Feffer After midnight on August 15, 1947, India and Pakistan became separate countries. What should have been a joyous occasion — a celebration of independence from three centuries of British colonial rule — quickly turned into one of… Continue Reading