The Kashmir Policy Group:
Kashmir has seen an increase and intensification of violence over the past five years, with terrorist attacks increasing by about 176 percent. Kashmir is currently divided between three countries: India, Pakistan and China. Human rights organizations have called Kashmir one of the world’s most militarized zones. Muslim-majority Kashmir, claimed by both India and Pakistan, has been in turmoil since India stripped its portion of the region of its autonomy and statehood on Aug. 5, leading to clashes between security forces and residents and inflaming tension with Pakistan.
The Kashmir Policy Group aims to lead policy discussions on how to understand and best address the ongoing problems in Kashmir. The group intends to commission new research to layout the issues more thoroughly, publish regular newsletters and policy briefs, hold public events and arrange meetings with policy makers in DC and elsewhere.
The Kashmir Policy Group is being chaired by Dr Azeem Ibrahim, the Director of the Displacement and Migration Program at the Center for Global Policy, with Hassan Abbas, a Senior Fellow from the Center for Global Policy, and Kamran Bokhari, the Director of the Governance in Muslim-Majority States.