Cross-border terrorism and low-intensity conflict between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control in Kashmir continue to create the risk of a crisis. While warfare in South Asia that could escalate to nuclear use is obviously risky, is making peace between India and Pakistan also too risky for political leaders? How do media organizations in India and Pakistan amplify or ameliorate the propensity for conflict escalation? Which actors in both countries successfully utilize media to mobilize political movements, either for bellicosity or for peacemaking? And what do political trends indicate about the potential for military conflict in the near future?


Toby Dalton, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Shashank Joshi, Royal United Services Institute
Smita Sharma, India Today TV
Huma Yusuf, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Polling Question

What is the likelihood that, by March 20, 2019, India and Pakistan will have resumed a comprehensive dialogue?

Number of respondents: 67
Audience average: 37%
Audience standard deviation: 23%