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Thursday, December 21, 2006

The EU as a model for Kashmir?

SK Sinha, the governer of Jammu and Kashmir, suggests that India consider the Europian Union as a model for "solving" the Kashmir issue. It sounds nice if we're into wishful-thinking mode, but it isn't realistic, for the simple reason that it is not in Pakistan's interest to allow this. Their military establishment sustains itself from the conflict with India, and no matter how much they speak of peace, it is not in the military's interest to end that conflict.

What is in Pakistan's interest is an entirely different matter. But for now, the military is in charge there, and we must be realistic about that.

(Link via email from Naveen Mandava.)
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