Archive for the ‘Pakistan’ Category

Changes to Indus Water Treaty Could Raise Hostility Between India, Pakistan

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at how proposed changes to the Indus Water Treaty could raise hostility between India and Pakistan: In an unexpected development, India issued a notice to Pakistan in January to amend the 1960 Indus Water Treaty. For Pakistan’s policymakers, the Indian move is aimed at threatening Pakistan with unilateral changes to the treaty if […]

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South Asia’s Looming Water War

Via Project Syndicate, commentary on how the Indus Waters Treaty – widely considered the world’s most generous water-sharing pact – is not meeting a “fair” standard for India, and it is in Pakistan’s interest to remedy that before more tension arises: More than six decades ago, the world’s most generous water-sharing pact was concluded. Under the Indus Waters […]

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An Opportunity To Revisit The Indus Waters Treaty

Via Modern Diplomacy, commentary on an opportunity to revisit the Indus Waters Treaty: Two days before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague was about to proceed with the hearing of “objected” hydro-power projects on tributaries, India issued a  notice to Pakistan seeking amendments to the decades old and only pact that compels historic rivals […]

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The Parched Tiger: India Escalates Water Conflict With Pakistan

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on how India’s notice for the Indus Water Treaty’s modification comes in the wake of a series of hydroelectric projects planned on the Indus valley rivers in India: On January 25, two days before a Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague started its hearing on the dispute over the Indus Water […]

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The Disastrous Colonial Redesign of Pakistan’s Rivers

Via YouTube, a video analysis of how British engineering of water infrastructure along the Indus River and its tributaries – notably a series of perennial canals, dam-like structures called barrages, and embankments built to extract as much water from the Indus as possible and convert much of Pakistan’s arid landscape into farmland – exacerbated the destruction […]

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Indus Water Treaty: Pakistan And India Under International Law

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the Indus Water Treaty: Water is increasingly being recognized as one of the key impediments to development in arid and semiarid nations, where adequate quantity and quality of water for varied needs has already become a very tough challenge. All present trends point to a considerable growth in the complexity […]

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