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Myanmar – Ready to Democratize?

July 30, 2010 by  
Filed under foreign policy, geopolitics

The elections in Myanmar raise a bundle of questions about the need for such elections, the compulsions of the Junta to announce them when they already yield all the power in Myanmar and the validity of such elections when NLD has boycotted them. Where is the catch and what does the future hold for Myanmar […]

Than Shwe and Cameron Come Calling

July 28, 2010 by  
Filed under foreign policy, geopolitics

The pace of events does throw you off guard, especially when WikiLeaks have provided media with ammunition to last a long time. But then, being the analysts that we are, General Than Shwe and Premier Cameron’s visit just can not be ignored. So, while the net discovers more on WikiLeaks, let us see what these […]

Who Rolls the Dice?

July 28, 2010 by  
Filed under geopolitics, war on terror

As a blogger I have to rely on graphics from other sources. But that’s OK..in this web 2.0 environment such collaboration is permitted. This one from Outlook is a wee bit dated in view of WikiLeaks but the larger question is determining who rolls the Dice and controls the fate of South Asia in the […]

Win Win for Pakistan

July 27, 2010 by  
Filed under geopolitics, war on terror

Map Courtesy www.stratfor.com Pakistan remains a victim of its vicious “Islamic State” paranoia since its inception. Zia Ul Haq fanned the Islamic powers to unite the country against India and launched Operation Topac. He began employing Jihadis as an instrument of state policy to bleed India through a thousand cuts since 1989. As per a […]

On the back foot with WikiLeaks

July 27, 2010 by  
Filed under war on terror

The American and Pakistani world turned on its head with WikiLeaks this monday. This is just the tip of the iceberg says WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange. This has started an intense debate across the globe on whether the leaks are a way to correct the wrongs or a grave danger to National security. It depends on which […]

Talking to Taliban

July 26, 2010 by  
Filed under foreign policy, geopolitics

NATO wants out NATO’s new strategy in Afghanistan is part military offensive, part training the Afghan security forces, part fostering civil society and part talking with at least some members of the Taliban, to entice them to join the government side. In one sense, it all began with President Barack Obama’s moves for a new […]

Water Wars

July 25, 2010 by  
Filed under geopolitics

South Asia today faces the worst of water wars. No country is likely to be left untouched, but the great thirst will be felt the most in the region that has the world’s two most populous countries — India and China. The Tibetan plateau is the principal watershed in Asia and the source of its 10 […]

Kayani – The Puppeteer

July 24, 2010 by  
Filed under war on terror

As was once said of Prussia, Pakistan is not so much a country with an army but an army with a country. Pakistan army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez  Kayani, has been given a a three-year extension to his term of office to maintain continuity in the country’s battle against Islamist militants. Kayani, arguably Pakistan’s most powerful man, had […]

Afghanistan – Kabul Conference and Beyond

July 22, 2010 by  
Filed under geopolitics, war on terror

“We can’t be there for another five years, having been there for nine years already”, British Prime Minister David Cameron suddenly realised. NATO’s Secretary-General Rasmussen has warned that the Taliban would return to Afghanistan and it would once again become a safe haven for terrorists if international forces withdrew too soon. The Kabul conference of […]

Re – Engagement Hiccups

July 17, 2010 by  
Filed under foreign policy, geopolitics

It was expected that the establishment would run counter to the peace process and choose to stick to keeping the conflict alive for its own survival. Kayani can not let the likes of Qureshi get away with permitting India  reinforcing Headley confessions implicating ISI. Further, Kayani had to reiterate his quintessential superiority over the civil government as the parley […]

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