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When the Indian subcontinent won independence from Great Britain, the Hindu ruler of Jammu and Kashmir couldn't make up his mind about whether his mostly-Muslim state should be part of India or Pakistan. The consequences of that indecision have echoed through the past half century, turning the once tolerant borders of a an amazingly beautiful land into the source of bitter conflict between two countries that both have a hand on the nuclear button. What are the forces that are driving the conflict? What can the US do to help resolve the tensions? We hear from a journalist who's just returned from the region, a former US ambassador to South Asia, a UN advisor and political scientists from India and Pakistan. Sara Terry of the Christian Science Monitor guest hosts.
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