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Series: Keeping Peace on the Subcontinent: India and Pakistan: Back from the Brink

Indian Deputy Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF) Mohammad Aquil (R) presents sweets to Pakistani Rangers personnel prior to a meeting on Oct.14, 2009.

"Keeping Peace on the Subcontinent" Series


C. Raja Mohan, Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar, John W. Kluge Center,
Library of Congress

Adil Najam, Frederick S. Pardee Professor of Global Public Policy and Director, the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University

The five-year old peace process between India and Pakistan was suspended after the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai. Recent public statements from leaders of the two countries point to the possible resumption of this "composite dialogue process." What are the prospects for meaningful progress, most particularly in relation to the dispute over the contested Jammu and Kashmir region? How can this tense relationship'which has led to four wars between the two nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors'be fundamentally restructured for enduring peace in the area? Is there a role for informal, non-governmental initiatives, such as those recently begun by the two of the largest news publishers in the two countries'the Jang Group and The Times of India?
Please join experts from the region to discuss these and other pertinent issues.

Policy programs at the Asia Society are generously supported by the Nicholas Platt Endowment for Public Policy.


Event Details

Thu 4 Feb 2010
1:30pm - 3:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$10 Asia Society members; $15 nonmembers; $12 students/seniors