A Pakistani paramilitary soldier keeps guard inside a bunker at the Pakistani border town of Dhamala Hakimwala near Sialkot (REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood).

Opinion

Tensions Rising Dangerously in South Asia

October 19, 2014, Bruce Riedel

Bruce Riedel argues that escalating tensions sparked by the Lashkar e Tayyiba attack on the Indian consulate in Herat last May could lead to war between India and Pakistan. Political pressures on Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif and India’s Narenda Modi leave little room for compromise or dialogue, Riedel explains, and waning U.S. influence in the region will make it difficult to avert a nuclear exchange with terrible consequences.

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