This work studies the Indian-Pakistani conflict over Kashmir as this long-standing confrontation between regional rivals became inflamed. It focuses on the period from the effective nuclearization of the dispute in 1998 to the introduction of US troops into the region in connection with the war in Afghanistan. Four chapters take on key problems illustrated by this case: regional rivalry, intervention, religious conflicts, conflict resolution. The author is an advocate of international intervention in regional conflicts and does not think that leaving the contesting parties to settle their dispute (a sort of benign neglect) is a responsible US policy.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 The problem of regional rivalry - the "nuclearization" of the Kashmir dispute: regional diplomacy, the revival of India-Pakistan talks; nuclear brinkmanship on the line of control; toward dialogue, ceasefire diplomacy and the agra summit; war on terrorism, common cause against Osama and the Taliban?; Nuclear stalemate over Kashmir. Part 2 The problem of global intervention - the "internationalization" of the Kashmir dispute: global diplomacy, the "virtual" mediation of Kargil; Kashmir on the international agenda, reticence to the rescue; Kashmir in American foreign policy, taking sides?; in Afghanistan's shadow, the deepening contradictions of Kashmir. Part 3 the problems of religious identity - faultline politics in a disputed territory: faultline politics I, religion in Kashmiri identity; Faultline politics II, religion in Kashmiri separatism; Faultline politics III, religion in state strategies towards Kashmir. Part 4 The problem of conflict resolution - the autonomy puzzle: autonomy's global appeal; Autonomy for Kashmir?; beyond autonomy.