Violence in the Kashmir Valley has dramatically declined since 2003, but this has not created a stable political order. India has not succeeded in overcoming the contradiction between its articulated ideals of “normalcy” and its actual policy, which undermines those ideals. This debilitating tension can be found elsewhere in Asia.
Kashmir since 2003: Counterinsurgency and the Paradox of “Normalcy”
Paul Staniland is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago. He wishes to thank two anonymous reviewers and the editors of Asian Survey for careful and thorough comments, and especially interlocutors in New Delhi and Srinagar for generously sharing their insights. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Paul Staniland; Kashmir since 2003: Counterinsurgency and the Paradox of “Normalcy”. Asian Survey 1 October 2013; 53 (5): 931–957. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.5.931
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