Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — August 7, 2019

David Ehl, DW: Kashmir: The world’s most dangerous conflict

The dispute over Kashmir has poisoned relations between India and Pakistan since the two became independent countries in 1947. Here’s an overview of how tensions have grown more dangerous over the past seven decades.

Like so many conflicts around the world, the dispute over Kashmir began with independence from a colonial power. In 1947, the United Kingdom gave in to the struggle for freedom in its Indian colony and granted it independence. The retreating British left behind two states: the secular Indian Union and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.


Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — August 7, 2019

Modi’s high-stakes gamble with Kashmir — AFP

Redrawn map may set off more change in Indian-ruled Kashmir — Sheikh Saaliq, AP

Why a US-China deal that once looked close now seems far off — Paul Wiseman, AP

‘China is in uncharted territory with Hong Kong protests’: Ai Weiwei — Biresh Banerjee, DW

What Hong Kong’s unrest means for Asia’s largest financial hub — Brian Clark & Jordan Smith, CNBC

What’s the economic cost of Hong Kong protests? — Andrew Thomas, Al Jazeera

Missile tests don’t alter core US-North Korea dynamic — Rodger Baker, The Hill

With record meth busts and thriving transnational crime, has South-East Asia’s ‘war on drugs’ failed? — Max Walden, ABC News Online

Report Slams US Troop Pullout from Syria — Jeff Seldin, VOA

‘We have to fight for our rights’: is Russia ready to defy Putin? — Shaun Walker, The Guardian

Under Venezuelan Socialism, There Is No Beer. (And No Democracy.) — Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell, Reason

Explainer: Argentina heads to the polls. What’s up for grabs? — Nicolás Misculin, Reuters

America’s nuclear-weapons policy isn’t what you think—it’s much worse — Alex Wellerstein, Quartz

A Doctor’s Insights Into Gun Violence And Gun Laws Around The World — Marc Silver, NPR

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