The Jammu and Kashmir Conflict
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The paper offers a background into the Indo-Pakistani conflict that is rooted in the dispute for the Jammu and Kashmir regions. The paper identifies the political, religious, ethnic and economic components that have created this difficult situation in South Asia. The paper discusses potential solutions that are all extremely challenging, but concludes that solutions and negotiations must be undertaken before nuclear conflict results.
From the Paper:"The relationship between India and Pakistan has evolved towards a very dramatic outcome after the fall of the British Indian Empire in 1947 and the emergence of the two countries as independent states. The two countries fought four wars between each other and the reasons that stand at the basis of the tensioned situation are complex and deeply rooted in the historical and cultural relation between the two countries. One of the main reasons for conflict is over the disputed regions of Jammu and Kashmir and the main concern is that the conflict does not seem to end, not even after all the wars."
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- Habibullah, Wajahat, "The Political Economy of the Kashmir Conflict: Opportunities for Economic Peacebuilding and for U.S. Policy", June 2004, Special Report No. 121, available at http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr121.html;
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The Jammu and Kashmir Conflict (2008, July 31) Retrieved September 26, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/the-jammu-and-kashmir-conflict-106367/
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