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Discuss: India and Pakistan -- Back from the Brink?

Activists from the Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy hold their flags during a protest against the Mumbai attacks, in Lahore on December 4, 2008. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists from the Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy hold their flags during a protest against the Mumbai attacks, in Lahore on December 4, 2008. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

The five-year old peace process between India and Pakistan was suspended after the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai. Recent public statements from leaders of the two countries point to the possible resumption of this "composite dialogue process."

What are the prospects for meaningful progress on the stalled dialogue, particularly over the disputed regions of Jammu and Kashmir? How can this tense relationship—which has led to four wars between the nuclear rivals—be fundamentally restructured for enduring peace in the area? Is there a role for informal, non-governmental initiatives, such as those recently begun by the two of the largest news publishers in the two countries—the Jang Group and The Times of India?

What are the prospects of a durable peace deal between India and Pakistan?

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