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Choosing Peace in South Asia

While the governments of India and Pakistan plan for war and pour billions of dollars into their arms race, a recent poll in six major cities in India and in eight cities and 36 villages in Pakistan shows that civil society in these two countries is ready to make peace, if only the governments would permit them. Will the governments in India and Pakistan heed their people rather than their generals?

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Choosing Peace in South Asia Zia Mian   this coming year on acquiring new weapons. This was made possible by a staggering 34% increase in India’s military budget for 2009-10, which was only the most r ecent in a massive surge in annual military spend-

While the governments of India and Pakistan plan for war and pour billions of dollars into their arms race, a recent poll in six major cities in India and in eight cities and 36 villages in Pakistan shows that civil society in these two countries is ready to make peace, if only the governments would permit them. Will the governments in India and Pakistan heed their people rather than their generals?

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