Thursday, February 28, 2019

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 28, 2019

Indian soldiers stand next to the wreckage of an Indian Air Force helicopter after it crashed in Budgam district in Kashmir February 27, 2019 [Danish Ismail/Reuters]

Holly Robertson, ABC News Online: India and Pakistan seem on the brink of war (again) — but could it go nuclear?

The conflict between India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir has escalated dramatically in the last 24 hours — and the rivals are both armed with nuclear weapons.

On Wednesday Pakistan's military shot down two Indian warplanes and captured an Indian pilot, raising tensions to a level not seen for decades.

The attack came just hours after Pakistan accused India of firing mortar shells into its side of divided Kashmir, killing six people.

The two countries have a long and complicated history, one that is not always easy to grapple with.

Here's what you need to know about the situation.

Read more ....

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 28, 2019

Kashmir conflict explained: what took Pakistan and India to brink of war? -- Kunal Purohit, SCMP

India, Pakistan, and the remote but real threat of nuclear war -- Michael Kugelman, DW

Is war coming to South Asia? -- Happymon Jacob, Al Jazeera

AP Explains: Pakistan-based militant group sparks tensions -- Kathy Gannon, AP

Q&A: What’s at stake as India-Pakistan tensions rise? -- Kathy Gannon, AP

Terror attack political bonanza for Modi -- Bhim Bhurtel, Asia Times

Netanyahu goes it alone -- Mazal Mualem, Al-Monitor

Why did Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif resign? And what happens next? -- Maysam Behravesh, Al Jazeera

Will Washington's Syria Policy Fail? -- Seth J. Frantzman, National Interest

Trump Kim talks: What to make of the Hanoi summit collapse? -- BBC

The Art of the Walk? Summit collapse and Trump’s diplomacy -- Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Lee, AP

What Khaled Al-Meshri Thinks About the Future of Libya -- Matthew Reisener, National Interest

US-Russian cyber war just getting started -- Konstantin Eggert, DW

Trump or Europe: Who Is Right? -- Ivan Eland, RCW

From Venezuela to NOPEC, trying times for OPEC -- Jonathan Gorvett, Asia Times

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