Indo-Pakistan Strife

  • Gowher Rizvi
Part of the St Antony’s/Macmillan Series book series


When historians look back upon the concluding years of the 1980s they may have little or no hesitation in thinking it the period that marked the beginning of the end of the cold war and of superpower rivalry for global ascendancy. There have been several earlier attempts at superpower détente but these have been short-lived: the legacy of hostility and suspicion was too deep to produce a lasting rapprochement.1 Not surprisingly the analysts remain sceptical of yet another false dawn. But this time there are reasons to believe that superpower détente, with all its attendant consequences, is here to stay.


External Power Regional Conflict Princely State Kashmir Valley Muslim Majority 
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