Ahmed Rashid has a new book out, Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
The following is from a blog post before the election:
"For nearly a decade, despite constant tensions—and even large-scale terrorist violence—between Pakistan and India, there is one thing the two nuclear-armed states have kept largely intact: their 2003 cease-fire agreement in Kashmir. Over the past week, however, that agreement has suddenly seemed in danger of unraveling, with alarming killings along the defacto border between Indian and Pakistani Kashmir and threats of further escalation by senior officials on both sides. Though it has until now received little attention in the international press, this new confrontation poses a grave threat to the entire region. We ignore it at our peril."
In Descent Into Chaos, his previous book about Afghanistan, Rashid stressed the importance of Kashmir as the conflict in which terror emerged in that region as a tool of warfare. He believes that the issue of Kashmir must be solved before Central Asia can enjoy peace. Of course, he was writing before the US began raining violence on anyone and everyone.