India-Pakistan War Unlikely, So is Peace

In a New Atlanticist essay, “India-Pakistan Walking Line Between War and Peace,” I note that India is ratcheting back its rhetoric against Pakistan and argue that the prospect over the Mumbai attacks leading to war between these nuclear powers is exceedingly remote.  Unfortunately, so is anything worthy of the name “peace.”

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. caj says:

    I hope to God they don’t start a war with each other or else there will be another thing for us to get involved in!!!
    Wouldn’t it be so much nicer if all these countries could just learn to live with each other instead of engaging in senseless wars??
    I’m a dreamer I know, but God it would be nice to have a peaceful world for once.

  2. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    Yes caj it would be nice if countries learned to not engage in senseless wars. However when one of the tenents of the religion of many countries is to spead their beliefs through the use of the sword. You either submit or fight. Sort of like the Nazi’s or Communists. Free men do not wish to dominate others but as long as there are those who wish to impose their will on you, your only choice is to fight or submit. Freedom is not free and we will not be conflict free until all men enjoy liberty.