Stimson in the News

The Stimson Center mentioned in Kashmir Life

in Program

An American diplomat whom India calls the mother of Hurriyat Conference, was recently in the middle of an espionage drama. But in 1991, this lady diplomat, during a secret meeting, almost convinced JKLF’s top brass to shun gun and embrace diplomacy for a lasting solution. Bilal Handoo recreates what transpired in that meeting and some un-kept promises that shaped Kashmir’s modern history

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Back in Kashmir, the situation triggered by militancy and counter-militancy was the top subject of analysis for think-tanks like the Stimson Center during that period. Kashmir was top priority for Indian and Pakistani diplomats in US. Both were involved in a literal tug-of-war to woo Uncle Sam for getting a favourable statement.

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