Since the September 2016 attack in Uri, Indo-Pak relations have steadily gotten worse. India cites Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in Kashmir as the major reason for this deterioration, with the 14 February 2019 bombing at Pulwama as the most recent dramatic example; Pakistan blames Indian atrocities in Kashmir. But after every attempt to initiate dialogue, there is a return to hostility. This paper analyzes this cyclical pattern of dialogue, estrangement, and hostility in Indo-Pak relations. Further, it seeks to explain the structural, ideational, and strategic aspects of the problem and to outline a course correction in Indian foreign policy.
Research Article| June 01 2019
Interpreting the Perennial Impasse in Indo-Pak Relations: Breaking the Cycle of Dialogue, Estrangement, and Hostility
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (3): 474–499.
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Shrey Khanna; Interpreting the Perennial Impasse in Indo-Pak Relations: Breaking the Cycle of Dialogue, Estrangement, and Hostility. Asian Survey 1 June 2019; 59 (3): 474–499. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.3.474
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