Pakistan, India and the Nuclear Factor

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Today, the capital of India's province of Kashmir, Srinagar, exploded in violence with twenty five people killed and fifty injured. In the past twelve years, tens of thousands have died in the struggle to gain independence for Kashmir or merge it with Pakistan. Today's flare-up comes at a time when old enemies, India and Pakistan, have agreed to join the coalition against Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist organization, with nuclear weapons in their arsenals. To explain this delicate union and potential outcomes are a physicist, a former Deputy Director of Policy Planning at the State Dep't, and South Asia experts.
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Warren Olney