The writer is a journalist based for nearly two decades in the Middle East. The views expressed are personal.
Truth is a casualty in the contest of wills in the region.
From Iraq’s Kurd region and Catalonia, the lesson for national determination movements: Costs of pushing for secession are too high.
As a first step, though, India needs to devote more resources to examining objectively the ferment in Kashmir, with less blaming Pakistan reflexively every time protests erupt there or militants attack.