As Ukraine and Taiwan Tensions Rage, Pakistan Envoy Warns of Another Crisis

With the international community’s eyes on Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine and a burgeoning crisis between China and Taiwan, Pakistan’s envoy to the United States told Newsweek that high tensions across his country’s disputed border with India risked sparking yet another crisis.

Friday marked the third anniversary of India’s revocation of Articles 370 and 35A, a move that repealed the special, semi-autonomous status of the India-administered stretch of the disputed Kashmir region. New Delhi has argued the step was necessary to improve the situation of the embattled province beset by decades of insurgency, while Islamabad has rejected the move as an illegal change to a long-running feud with an international dimension.

And though the decision continued to stir frictions between two nuclear-armed South Asian rivals, Pakistani Ambassador Masood Khan said there has been a dangerous indifference to the issue on the part of the international community.

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