Crisis in Kashmir with Farhana Qazi

The ethnically diverse region of Kashmir has been hotly contested even before India and Pakistan won their independence in 1947. In August 2019, India revoked the significant autonomy of Indian-administered Kashmir and implemented a communications ban. Today, we will discuss the history of conflict in Kashmir, including  relevant state and non-state actors, previous attempts at peace, the significance of the revocation of Article 370, and future prospects for peace given the nuclear armament of both Pakistan and India. Joining us today is professor Farhana Qazi

Farhana Qazi is an award-winning author, instructor and scholar. Qazi is also a certified world affairs lecturer on cruises. Her focus is global conflicts, terrorism & violent extremism, as well as women in war and peacekeeping. For nearly twenty years, she has traveled throughout the Muslim world to understand political Islam, local drivers of extremism and the roots of conflict. She offers a variety of training courses to the U.S. military and addresses the worldwide threat. For her service to the U.S. military, she received the 21 st Century Leader Award, presented by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in New York; and the Distinguished Humanitarian Award for her research on women in war from Southwestern University, her alma mater. She is the author of Secrets of the Kashmir Valley, a human-interest story focused on the protracted conflict between India and Pakistan (2016). Her second book titled Invisible Martyrs: Inside the Secret World of Islamic Female Radicals explores the reasons why Muslim women and girls turn to violent extremism (2018). Qazi received The Benjamin Franklin Book Award in non-fiction for her second book. As an expert on Islam, Farhana has appeared in the mainstream media: CNN, BBC television and radio, Public Broadcasting Service, National Public Radio, Fox News, C-Span, Bloomberg, ABC News, MSNBC, Canadian national television, Voice of America, Al-Jazeera, The Daily Ledger Show and more. To learn more about her work, visit

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