March 11, 2005


Manju Parikh (Political Science)

War on Terror in Kashmir? The future of India - Pakistan relations

Two nations of India and Pakistan have had a conflictual relationship ever since they became independent from British colonial rule in 1947. The last six years have shown several swings in the relations, from thaw to renewed hostility to a cautious rapprochement. My presentation will focus primarily on two questions; how did the War on Terror affect this relationship andwhat factors have helped a rapprochement between the two nations. This presentation is based on the research I have just completed for an article in the forthcoming issue of the internet journal, Logos.