Dr. Christopher Snedden is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, where he has worked since 2014. He is a former academic, politico-strategic intelligence analyst and security practitioner who specializes in South Asia, the Indian Ocean, and Australia and Australasia. With a long involvement with South Asia going back to 1981, he has worked professionally on South Asian matters with the Australian Government, the Australian university sector, and in his own consultancy. He has visited both sides of disputed Jammu and Kashmir and interviewed many elder statesmen involved in the Kashmir dispute. His publications include the groundbreaking work The Untold Story of the People of Azad Kashmir, published by Hurst and Co., London/Columbia University Press, New York, 2012 (republished in India in 2013 by HarperCollins as Kashmir: the Unwritten History), which argued that the diverse and disparate peoples of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir instigated the Kashmir dispute in 1947—and not Pukhtoons from Pakistan, as India has claimed and in which claim Pakistan surprisingly has acquiesced. His most recent book is Understanding Kashmir and Kashmiris, Hurst and Co., London, 2015. He is originally from Central Victoria, Australia.