Kashmir conflict Resolution

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The Institute of Conflict Resolution and Social Development

Abrar Ahmed,

Professor Muhammad Rizwan, Raja Imtiyaz Ahmed,

Wahaid Ahmed, Tariq Gulzar, Shamazia Iqbal, Raja Ejaz Ahmed Shaique

  1. Track II Diplomacy: This is a type of diplomacy that involves unofficial negotiations between individuals or groups representing the conflicting parties. It can help to build trust, reduce tensions, and create a foundation for official negotiations. Research has shown that Track II diplomacy has been effective in resolving conflicts in other parts of the world, such as in South Africa and Northern Ireland.
      • Confidence Building Measures: These are steps that are taken to build trust between the parties in conflict. Examples of confidence building measures in the context of the Kashmir conflict might include creating joint economic projects, allowing cross-border travel, and exchanging cultural and educational programs.
      • Dialogue and Negotiation: This is the process of directly engaging with the other side to find a solution to the conflict. Research has shown that when negotiations are done in good faith and with a willingness to compromise, they can be effective in resolving conflicts.
      • Multi-Track Diplomacy: This approach involves the use of multiple strategies to address different aspects of the conflict, such as economic, social, and political issues. By addressing these different aspects of the conflict simultaneously, multi-track diplomacy can help to create a more comprehensive and sustainable solution.
      • International Mediation: International organizations, such as the United Nations, can play a role in mediating the Kashmir conflict. Research has shown that when international mediators are perceived as neutral and credible, they can help to facilitate dialogue and find a resolution to the conflict.

      It’s worth noting that the Kashmir conflict is a complex and longstanding issue, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. However, by using a combination of these strategies, it may be possible to create a path towards resolution.


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