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By T. V. Paul

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India-Pakistan contention continues to be probably the most enduring and unresolved conflicts of our occasions. it all started with the start of the 2 states in 1947, and it has persevered ever on account that, with the periodic resumption of wars and crises. The clash has affected each measurement of interstate and societal kin among the 2 nations and, regardless of occasional peace projects, exhibits no indicators of abating. This quantity brings jointly best specialists in diplomacy thought and comparative politics to provide an explanation for the endurance of this contention. Their research bargains attainable stipulations lower than which the competition can be terminated.

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Henehan, ‘‘Territorial Disputes and the Probability of War, 1816–1992,’’ Journal of Peace Research 38 (2001), 123–38. Paul Senese and John A. Vasquez, ‘‘A Unified Explanation of Territorial Conflict: Testing the Impact of Sampling Bias, 1919–1992,’’ International Studies Quarterly 47 (2003), 275–98. Paul Huth and Todd Allee, The Democratic Peace and Territorial Conflict in the Twentieth Century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003). Theoretical specifications of enduring rivalries 35 or symbolically valued territory inhibits the construction of solutions or compromises acceptable to both parties.

28 Accordingly, disputes over territorial control tend to repeat. Democratic states, although perhaps more pacific in general, are still strongly subject to such pressures in territorial disputes. 29 Indian and Pakistani leaders would be committing political (and perhaps more) suicide if they abandoned their claims to Kashmir. Beyond domestic political aspects, territory is often valued as much or more for its symbolic or intangible value as it is for its economic or strategic importance. That is, states and their peoples attach historical, religious, or related significance to a piece of territory, independent of its material value (which may in fact be limited).

These are ‘‘a set of interactions between or among states involving threats to use military force, displays of military force, or actual uses of military force . . these acts must be explicit, overt, nonaccidental, and 4 5 6 8 A. F. K. Organski and Jacek Kugler, The War Ledger (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980). James Fearon, ‘‘Rationalist Explanations for War,’’ International Organization 49 (1995), 379–414. See Leng in this volume. 7 Diehl and Goertz, War and Peace. For example, see Paul R.

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