Guest: Ahsan Butt. We discuss the history of Kashmir and the current situation after India stripped the Jammu & Kashmir regions of their limited autonomy status to bring it under the direct control of the Indian government. Also we talked about Prime Minister Modi’s history and his relationship with American officials and politicians and why India is considered an important geopolitical balance to China. We discuss Tulsi Gabbard’s support for Modi and lastly about the obstacles to ending the war in Afghanistan.
Ahsan Butt is an Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a non-resident fellow at the Stimson Center. He generally work on issues of ethnicity and nationalism, security, international order, and South Asia and he is the author of the book: Secession and Security: Explaining State Strategy Against Separatists.
Recorded on September 25, 2019. Music by Fluorescent Grey.
- Book: Secession and Security: Explaining State Strategy Against Separatists, Ahsan I. Butt, Amazon, Download
- Ahsan Butt’s website, Twitter page
- India just pulled Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy. Here’s why that is a big deal for this contested region, Ahsan Butt, Washington Post
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