Muhammad Abdul Qadeer is a Research Fellow at the Strategic Studies Institute Islamabad (SSII). He holds an M.Sc. in International Relations from National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad. His area of research focuses on South Asian & East Asian politics.

The Simla Agreement: Is It Still Relevant Today?

Kashmir has remained the subject of a long-running dispute between Pakistan and India, the roots of which can be traced to their shared colonial past. Pakistan desires a solution and wants global powers to play a role in resolving the Kashmir issue. While India has long bristled at any suggestion of third-party involvement over Kashmir insisting it is an “integral part” of the country. Where India finds it difficult to escape Kashmir’s reference by simply terming it an “integral part,” it takes another approach by describing it a “bilateral issue” between Pakistan and India as set out in the 1972 Simla agreement. 

The White Genocide

A 28-year-old Australian whose assault rifles bore anti-Muslim and White-supremacist slogans killed 50 Muslim worshippers last month at two mosques in New Zealand where they had gathered for Friday prayers. What made this atrocity more devastating was the fact that the shooter filmed the attack using a head-mounted camera, live streaming the assault to Facebook.…

The Kashmir Challenge: Multilateralism is the only way forward

Pakistan’s nascent government is hoping for the resumption of bilateral talks with India. However, the government feels that this is not possible before the Indian parliamentary elections in April or May 2019, as electoral rhetoric in India demands an anti-Pakistan approach rather than pursuing dialogue with Pakistan. The political realities suggest that any progress towards reconciliation…

The Kashmir Dispute & Right to Self Determination: A Review of the Frank P. Graham Report

By Muhammad Abdul Qadeer The government of India blames Pakistan for not fulfilling the preconditions for a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). It maintains that plebiscite was “conditional upon Pakistan fulfilling Parts (I) & (II) of the United Nation’s resolution of August 13, 1948 which required Pakistan to withdraw its troops and to secure…