Chaophraya Dialogue 17 | Report of Proceedings

The 17th round of the Chaophraya Dialogue was held exclusively for senior mediapersons and journalists from India and Pakistan in Bangkok from December 2-3, 2015. This conference reviewed and discussed bilateral relations by recapping recent official and unofficial developments; the issue of Kashmir; the shared challenge of terrorism and extremism facing South Asia today, and in light of November’s Paris attacks; the future of Afghanistan after a violent summer offensive; and how altered states of public discourse in both countries affect peace building efforts and conflict prevention. Both sides were represented by senior journalists who discussed opportunities and challenges in the India-Pakistan relationship, and devised an appropriate set of policy recommendations in Working Groups on the second day of the conference, included at the end of the conference report.