To The Brink: Indian Decision-Making and the 2001-2002 Standoff (2008)

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Pakistan is grappling with multiple crises simultaneously: a political crisis to determine an arrangement of governance in which President Pervez Musharraf seeks to share, but continues to exercise power; a resilient and growing insurgency emanating from Pakistan’s tribal belt; and a growing economic crisis.  Yet one source of instability in South Asia, Kashmir, is hardly in the news.  Islamabad and New Delhi, fortunately, share an interest in avoiding another downturn in bilateral relations.