Narendra Modi and Imran Khan may be tempted to escalate the hitherto limited warfare in disputed Kashmir, both to distract public opinion away from domestic governance failures, and to reinforce their ideological claims to power.
Islamabad has been reactionary, rather than anticipatory, and the last-minute backing out from the ongoing Kuala Lumpur summit could further isolate the country when it needs committed friends the most.
Former Pakistan Ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, speaks out about allies abandoning Pakistan, Azad Kashmir, accusations of sponsoring terrorism and the terrible lows of Pak-US relations.
Exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani security forces over the Line of Control, claims the lives of a man and his two pre-teen children in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and a 24-year-old woman in India-administered Kashmir.
Although Islamabad has always supported Kashmir's UN-sanctioned Right to Self Determination, it has also been wary of Kashmiri nationalism that envisions a state free from both India and Pakistan.
Sanjay Bhattacharyya is the Indian Ambassador to Turkey.
Local press in Kashmir struggles to report the news in the face of massive restrictions and intimidation from security forces. Meanwhile, journalists parachuting into Kashmir enjoy far greater freedom and access.
The death of a young Kashmiri man occurred in police custody at a time when the government of India has imposed restrictions and a communication blackout in the region since August 5.
Why has a Kashmiri suburb barricaded itself against the Indian police and imposed self-isolation since August 9?
Why are Muslim countries in the Gulf silent over the crackdown and abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir?
As early as 1948, the legal advisor to the British Foreign Office questioned the validity of New Delhi's Kashmir treaty and argued that Kashmir's temporary accession to India would not settle the status of the disputed region.
A Kashmiri student describes how she feels about her besieged home while thousands of miles away in Turkey.
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