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Victoria Schofield
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Love in China, Traveller, No. 3, 2013

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CHOGM Diary 2011, The Round Table, The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, December 2011.

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Pakistan 2011, The Round Table, The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, December 2011

Abstract

Pakistan has been in the forefront of foreign policy debate for decades, at times condemned as a failing or failed state, also as a 'terrorist' state. As the country faces continuing pressure from the fallout of the war in Afghanistan as well as deepening internal strife, this article gives an overview of Pakistan's problems, highlighting growing anti-Western sentiment and emphasising the importance of institutional stability, as well as a resolution of 'the Kashmir issue'.

The tangle of issues hindering a solution for Jammu-Kashmir, Global: The International Briefing, Fourth quarter 2011.

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The unending war: Afghanistan 1979-present, Military Times, May 2011

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Roses in the Dust, Traveller, Winter 2010/2011

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Hidden Beauty: Bandi Amir, Afghanistan. Traveller , Winter 2010.

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'The beauty of Kashmir as I observed.' The Nation, London, 24 September 2009 

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Longing for Lamu,Traveller, Summer 2009

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Letter from Bamian , 2 Sept 2008.

www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/432

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Kashmiri separatism & Pakistan in the current global environment

Contemporary South Asia, The Cohesion and Stability of Pakistan, March 2008, produced by The Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU), Bradford. 

Abstract

The theme of this paper is to review the extent to which, in the post-9/11 environment, it became difficult for Pakistan to continue its covert support of the Kashmiri separatist movement at the same time as assisting the United States and its allies in the global 'War on Terror'. The paper will explain the origins of Pakistan's support and also examine the potential that the dispute between India and Pakistan over the state of Jammu and Kashmir still has to act as a de-stabilising factor in Pakistan and the region. The argument is that the Kashmir issue no longer has the same explosive characteristics it had 20 years or even 10 years ago, and that a genuine attempt has been made by the Pakistan government to curtail cross-border terrorism - although it has not been entirely successful, mainly because the militant groups have succeeded in establishing a momentum of their own. Yet, even after 60 years, there remains a general reluctance to let go of the Kashmir issue without some tangible political gain.

 

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