New faculty commentary on the Future of Kashmir

By |2017-05-05T15:49:22-10:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: External Publications, Snedden|

Dr. Christopher Snedden was recently in India where he was interviewed by several media outlets and wrote an editorial on the Kashmir region. In the interview with the Hindu Business Line, Snedden discusses the Kashmir region and the uniqueness of its situation. According to Snedden, “the bilateral dispute over whether India or Pakistan should possess J&K will continue for some time. India and Pakistan have not yet been able — or perhaps willing — to resolve it. There is little or no political will on either side to do so; neither has a perception that might lead to a meaningful compromise. [...]

Regional Security Architecture: Some Terms and Organizations

By |2018-11-01T15:06:29-10:00December 5th, 2016|Categories: Courses, Faculty, College, Snedden|

Updated October 31, 2018 “Regional Security Architecture: Some Terms and Organizations” by Dr. Christopher Snedden serves as a primer for those studying the Indo-Asia-Pacific-Region. “I wrote this document to try and better understand what security activities and bodies actually exist in the Asia-Pacific Region,” said Snedden. “In my research, I also hadn’t found a similar document anywhere else that provided such details about what is a complex subject.  There are many security bodies in the Asia-Pacific Region and producing this document really helped me to understand the complexity and inter-connectedness of regional security architecture.” The document discusses many—but not all—of the [...]

Opinion: Resolving the Kashmir Dispute

By |2024-04-01T09:03:37-10:00September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Faculty, College, Faculty Articles, Snedden|

Dr. Christopher Snedden's opinion piece "Self Determination the Only Solution: Resolving the Kashmir Dispute" has been published on-line by Asia & the Pacific Policy Society Policy Forum. Snedden addresses the long-running territorial dispute between India and Pakistan regarding the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Both exercise control in different parts of a region marked by ethnic, sectarian and political tensions. Snedden gives a brief history of the dispute, discusses the instransigent positions of both parties and recommends that people in the contested lands determine their future. In addition, he recently published a similar blog, “Kashmiri unrest will continue if their [...]

New Paper on ‘Shifting Geo-politics in the Greater South Asia Region’

By |2016-04-12T17:44:46-10:00April 12th, 2016|Categories: Faculty, College, Faculty Articles, Independent Faculty Articles, Snedden|

“Shifting Geo-politics in the Greater South Asia Region” is the latest analytical report by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Christopher Snedden. The report serves as a primer on the greater South Asia region which is home to 1.7 billion people.  According to Snedden, this is a region of challenges and possibilities.  The report covers important historic events, economic achievements, interactions with each other and with the U.S. and China, as well as future trends and possibilities. While fractious, one of the biggest challenges and opportunities is to develop South Asia into a strong, economically-unified region. To achieve this, states Snedden, “the nations [...]

APCSS’ Dr. Christopher Snedden Publishes Book on Kashmir dispute

By |2017-03-09T13:06:23-10:00August 18th, 2015|Categories: Faculty, Alumni, External Publications, Snedden|

Dr. Christopher Snedden Understanding Kashmir and Kashmiris is a new book authored by Dr. Christopher Snedden. It provides a comprehensive, informed and even-handed narrative of the Kashmir dispute for a generalist audience. The seemingly intractable Kashmir dispute and the fate of the Kashmiris throughout South Asia and beyond are the twin themes in Snedden’s book. Synopsis: In 1846, the British created the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) — popularly called ‘Kashmir’ — and then quickly sold this prized region to the powerful local raja (ruler), Gulab Singh. Intriguingly, had they retained it, the India-Pakistan dispute over possession of [...]

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