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20 January 2005
Pugwash Conference on Kashmir: Some Reflections
Noor Ahmad Baba presents a reflection on the Pugwash Conference on Kashmir and highlights the atmosphere of reconciliation visible during its course
20 January 2005
Baglihar Project: Another Bone of Contention
Dr Alok Kumar Gupta examines competing claims by India and Pakistan over the legality of the Baglihar Project and stresses the need for skilled diplomacy
18 January 2005
Human Rights and Peace: The Angst in Kashmir (Urdu Media Survey, December 2004)
Amin Masoodi surveys the Urdu media in Kashmir for important news, articles and opinions as appeared in December 2004
12 January 2005
Kashmir: India and Pakistan back to Incrementalism
Sanjay Kumar in his analysis of the ongoing India-Pakistan Peace Process finds favour with an incremental pace
24 December 2004
Half Widows of Kashmir
Ravinder Kaur highlights the predicament of 'half widows', women whose husbands have disappeared, in Kashmir
24 December 2004
'Model'ing Kashmir - Options Afloat for Resolving Kashmir Dispute
N Manoharan discusses various existing models that are cited for resolving Kashmir dispute
22 December 2004
Menu for the New Chief
Firdaus Ahmad argues that prospects of institutionalizing the approach of "winning hearts and minds" in Kashmir have never been as bright in the background of recent improvements in Indo-Pak relations
13 December 2004
Manmohan's JK Visit Fails Expectations
Arjimand Hussain Talib analyses Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to J&K which he says could not live up to the people's expectations
4 December 2004
In Pursuit of Workable CBMs: Dateline Kashmir
Mohammed Badrul Alam recommends a set of significant steps to be taken into account while working out modalities of a structured dialogue on Kashmir
30 November 2004
A Glimmer of Hope (Kashmir Urdu Media Survey, October 2004)
Amin Masoodi surveys the Urdu media in Kashmir for important news, editorials and opinions as appeared in October 2004
13 November 2004
Kashmiri Response to Pakistani Scribes' Visit to the Valley
Noor Ahmed Baba and Abid Ahmad point out that the general consideration of Pakistan by Kashmiris as the bedrock for their right to self-determination moulded their response to Pakistani scribes visit
13 November 2004
What Would be Acceptable in Jammu and Kashmir?: A Kashmiri Perspective
Arjimand Hussain Talib analyses the reactions of various political actors and groups to General Musharraf's proposals for solving the Kashmir problem
23 October 2004
What Would be Acceptable in Jammu and Kashmir?: An Indian Perspective
Suba Chandran analytically presents the terms acceptable to India on Kashmir vis a vis Pakistan and the Kashmiris respectively
16 October 2004
Resolving Kashmir Conflict: A View from Kashmir
Prof. Noor Ahmad Baba argues for dialogue and peace as the mantra for resolving the Kashmir conflict
13 October 2004
The Hope Continues (Kashmir Urdu Media Survey 1-30 September 2004)
Amin Masoodi surveys the Urdu Media in Kashmir for important news, opinions and analyses as reported during September 2004
16 September 2004
Addressing the 'Central' Issue
Firdaus Ahmed argues for a two pronged approach to solving the India-Pakistan problem by assuaging Musharraf on Hurriyat and averting a second 'Operation Parakram'
16 September 2004
A Kashmiri Voice in Bilateral Talks (Urdu Media Survey 1-31 August 2004)
Amin Masoodi surveys news, opinions and analyses as reported in the Urdu media in Kashmir
8 September 2004
Amarnathji Yatra: An Economical boost for the Kashmiris
Dr Shafqat A Siddiqi, while welcoming the trend of growing tourism in a village in Kashmir, cautions about the consequences of using non-biodegradable items by tourists and yatris
31 August 2004
Critiquing Habibullah Report on Kashmir - VI: A Role for the United States?
Suba Chandran analyses the role of the US as envisaged in the USIP Report 121 in the sixth part of the critique
1 September 2004
Critiquing Habibullah Report on Kashmir - V: Externally Funded Development
Roselyn Joseph examines the role of external funding and hurdles involved in the economic regeneration of J
28 August 2004
The Prospects of Pakistan-India Relations
Report of IPCS Seminar held on 27 August 2004 (Speaker: His Excellency Aziz Ahmad Khan, High Commissioner of Pakistan in India)
27 August 2004
Critiquing Habibullah Report on Kashmir - IV: Special Category Status as an Inhibitor
Roselyn Joseph raises the question as to whether special category status of J&K, while serving political goals, has contributed to the many economic ailments of the state
23 August 2004
Critiquing Habibullah Report on Kashmir – III: Importance of Delivery Mechanisms in Economic Building
Dr. Suba Chandran deals with the issue of leakages and pilferages of the central funds in the third part of his critique of the USIP Special Report 121 on Kashmir
21 August 2004
Critiquing Habibullah Report on Kashmir II: Vested Economic Interests
Suba Chandran says it is an oversimplification to analyse the Kashmir conflict as a case of youth taking up arms for economic reasons in the second part of his critique of the USIP Special Report 121
21 August 2004
Critiquing Habibullah Report on Kashmir – I: Political vs. Militant
Suba Chandran gives a critique of the USIP Special Report 121, “The Political Economy of the Kashmir Conflict”
17 August 2004
Changing Face of Peace Talks (Kashmir Urdu Media Survey, July 2004)
Amin Masoodi surveys Urdu media in Kashmir on opinions, analyses and new developments in Kashmir in July 2004
1 August 2004
Peace through Dialogue (Kashmir Urdu Media Survey, June 2004)
Amin Masoodi surveys opinions and analysis that appeared in the Urdu media in Kashmir
7 July 2004
Perspectives on the Kashmir Conflict - Part II: Future Options
Maj. Gen. Ramesh C Chopra (Retd) charts the possibilities for India and Pakistan to put an end to their dispute over Kashmir
7 July 2004
Perspectives on the Kashmir Conflict - Part I: Current Situation
Maj. Gen. Ramesh C Chopra (Retd) gives an overview of the situation in Kashmir following the start of the composite dialogue process
15 June 2004
Kashmir and the New Government at the Centre (Urdu Media Survey, May 2004)
Amin Masoodi surveys the attitude of Kashmir to the new government as seen in its Urdu media
12 June 2004
Can Environmental Security Bring Peace to Jammu and Kashmir? – II
R Ramasubramanian argues for political will to tackle the problems of species survival and deforestation in the troubled state
12 June 2004
Can Environmental Security Bring Peace to Jammu and Kashmir? – I
R Ramasubramanian looks at the problem of water management in the state saying that peace demands effective and proper environmental planning
12 June 2004
Kashmir: A Trip Report
Maj Gen (Retd) Dipankar Banerjee believes that fencing along the Line of Control will provide dramatic results soon
8 May 2004
Poll Boycott and Violence in Kashmir (Urdu Media Survey, April 2004)
Amin Masoodi presents a survey of events and opinions covered in the Kashmir Urdu media during the month of April 2004
5 May 2004
Kashmir: Looking Further
Report of the IPCS One Day Conference held at India Habitat Centre on 19 March 2004 (Panelists: Gen. A M Vohra, P R Chari, Prof. Satish Kumar, Salman Haidar, Prof. Riyaz Punjabi, Dr. Saifuddin Soz, Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee, EN Ram Mohan, B.G. Verghese, Prem Shankar Jha, Rita Manchanda, Manoj Joshi and Amb. C. V. Ranganathan)
20 April 2004
Election Melancholy Grips Valley People
Amin Masoodi finds out the different moods of the people of Srinagar Valley toward the upcoming elections
18 March 2004
Kashmir: A Way Forward
Report of the IPCS Seminar held on 1 March 2004 (Panelists: Howard & Teresita Schaeffer )
9 March 2004
The Bandipore Incident (Urdu Media Survey, 16- 29 February 2004)
Amin Masoodi notes that the Urdu media expressed the widespread anger and condemnation that the people felt over the deaths in Bandipore
8 March 2004
Centre-Hurriyat Dialogue and Elections (Urdu Media Survey, 1-15 February 2004)
Amin Masoodi reports on main issues that dominated the Urdu media in Kashmir in the run-up to the elections
23 February 2004
Mufti Government: Promises and Performance
Dr. Hajani and Dr. Kaur say that the promise of Good Governance by the Mufti government has not yet been translated into reality

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