Kabul, Kashmir, Korea – a single lesson
The embrace of “remote warfare” to manage conflict seeds disaster.
Mothers, martyrdom, violent extremism and ‘azadi’ in Kashmir
There has been a rise in violence in Kashmir, amid claims of a growing culture of martyrdom that is beginning to form the new driving... Read More
Assam – preventive diplomacy needed to protect Bengali-speaking Muslims
Before there is greater violence and a refugee flow from Assam, there needs to be preventive diplomacy from the United Nations and from conflict-resolution non-governmental... Read More
Protests in Gaza – changed perceptions from India
The worsening security situation that India faces today at its borders regions is making it see the violence in Gaza through the lens of Kashmir,... Read More
Inter-sectional foreign policy for Kashmir
We need to work together to put together a foreign policy for these people and especially, women, in Kashmir who have faced unforgettable horrors. We... Read More
Doors of dialogue and windows of mind: conflict and deadlock in Kashmir – part two
More than three months since violence broke out in Kashmir over the death of militant leader Burhan Wani, the situation remains grim. Schools are shut,... Read More
Doors of dialogue and windows of mind: conflict and deadlock in Kashmir – part one
Three months since violence broke out in Kashmir in over the death of militant leader Burhan Wani, the situation remains grim. Schools are shut, hundreds... Read More
Reconciliation and justice in Kashmir
Since 1990, Kashmiri Pandits have been exiled from their community after violent attacks forced them from their homes. Now that their return is on the... Read More
New hope in Kashmir?
Animosity between the Jammu and Kashmir regions runs deep. In a tense environment, local conflicts often have far-reaching impact and must be resolved swiftly.
Building peace through education
A social climate of peace can thrive only if there is a communal approach to it through education, but not just literacy-driven education – rather,... Read More
Where next for relations between India and Pakistan?
Creating peace between India and Pakistan requires a strong sense of ownership over the process, with a clear packaging of the message how peace will... Read More
United Liberation Front of Western South East Asia – a new found alliance of terror or an eruption of indigenous grievances?
The emergence of the United Liberation Front of Western South East Asia (UNLFW) – comprised of nine prominent terrorist organizations active in India’s peripheral Northeast region... Read More
Building national stability in Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s domestic stability can best be fostered in a climate of regional stability. The historic nuclear deal between the US and Iran has enhanced the... Read More
NPT – nuclear weapons and tension areas
Today, there are four tension areas that involve States which have nuclear weapons and where no negotiations to reduce tensions are going on: Korea, India-Pakistan,... Read More
“We need more peacebuilders to prevent future violent conflict”
TransConflict is pleased to present a report from the Peace Channel, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, about its efforts to promote... Read More
The future of (nuclear) war
The taboo against the use of nuclear weapons is fading as newer nuclear powers consider whether to use them as they would any other tools... Read More
The banning of ‘India’s Daughter’ – what is Delhi afraid of?
TransConflict is pleased to present an interview with Dr. Seema Shekhawat about the banning of India’s Daughter and the echo and the effects that it has... Read More
India’s northeastern region environmentally threatened
The northeastern region of India is still a relatively secluded region. Under the pretext of national security and economic development, however, the activities of the Indian... Read More
Jammu and Kashmir – a dotted line and a blotted history
For Jammu and Kashmir, the Line of Control (LoC) is not only a symbol of state interference in social life, but also an emotional object... Read More
Social media helps connect divided families in Kashmir
Compared to other confidence building measures, social media has played a vital role in bridging the divides created by the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu... Read More
India and the conflict in Gaza – moralistic concerns or national interest?
A polarized public perception has emerged in India; one that views the the Gaza crisis through the prism of either humanity and morality, or from the perspective of... Read More
Sweeping victory in India orders UN about turn over Kashmir
The potential disappearance of UN military observers from Kashmir would mean the Security Council has turned a deaf ear and a blind eye to the... Read More
Across the Line of Control – the real stakeholders of peace
The 740km line of control dividing Indian and Pakistani administered Kashmir, which has been labelled ‘Asia’s Berlin wall’, has a profound impact on on communities.
Indian exceptionalism – the Armed Forces Special Power Act
The impunity granted to the Indian army by the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) in areas such as the Northeast and Kashmir continues to... Read More
Kashmir – an integral part of what?
The dispute over Jammu and Kashmir has long been discussed from an Indian or Pakistani perspective, ignoring the views of those Kashmiris who feel that they... Read More