2011 comes to a remarkable close in the world of geopolitics. America, the Arab states, Af Pak, South East Asia and Korea hogged the limelight in forcing changes upon the very definition of political geography. Long time names such as Bin Laden, Gaddafi, Mobarak and Kim Il Jong faded or were forced to leave the [...]
Despite Western world view of Iran being a terrorist state, Iran today holds a large number of pieces of the zig saw puzzle that may help solve Afghanistan provided the West and Pakistan don’t use it as a punching bag to meet their ends. US would have to envision a common platform with Iran to stabilise the region beyond 2014. This calls for US to heed to suggestion by Farid Zakaria and re engage Iran constructively.
In an article titled “How to Win in Afghanistan”, Ex Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mr Ronald E Neumann suggests that the only way out is to bomb the insurgent hideouts in Pakistan
The visit of US Secretary of State to India seek a simple answer – whether US has been able to read South Asia right over the years. This includes its understanding of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the impact of China in the regional dynamics. As per an article by Stephen Cohen, India is a friend, [...]
USSA not SAARC USSA United States of South Asia Not SAARC Not South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC is a regional civil service bureaucrat’s attempt to manage, contain and restrict the yearnings of the South Asian PEOPLE. It puts bureaucrats in control of People’s dreams of visiting families across lines on a map, checkposts [...]