South Asia Monitor: Building Confidence in India and Pakistan - August 1, 2002
August 1, 2002
After a tense six months and high-level international attention, India and Pakistan have retreated from the brink of war. As the two countries try to move toward peace, it is worth taking another look at how they might avert future crises. Based on India's and Pakistan's previous experience with confidence-building measures [CBMs], future efforts at crisis prevention need to provide more explicit means of adjudicating implementation problems. The two countries also need stronger political will to make a confidence-building system work.