Chinese weariness comes as Obama is pivoting his focus from Middle East towards Asia Pacific to counter balance China’s power.
For the strategy to work US may have to “Fight” in Afghanistan (not Pakistan), “Talk” to Kayani above all others and “Build” Pakistan more than Afghanistan. Then probably the Istanbul and Bonn summits might have some meaning.
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, [...]
Af Pak Clinton warns against US abandonment of Pakistan - Associated Press of Pakistan: “U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned against abandoning Pakistan again as she urged Capitol Hill to back the administration’s request for assistance for key allies including Islamabad. …. Clinton noted that the U.S. standing in Pakistan is difficult. ‘When I [...]
Egypt Egypt remains at an impasse Al Jazeera How long the rallies – which are taking place across the country – can hold out has become a crucial question in the crisis gripping Egypt, but the protesters have vowed they will not back down in their demand for Mubarak to step down and end his [...]
This Republic Day Let us make the Republic work through good Governance Sino US Relations Whose Chinese Military Is It? FP Hu Jintao’s seeming lack of control over the PLA should worry Washington. In China, Hu’s Successor Is Being Quietly Groomed NYT Following a secretive succession plan sketched out years ago, Mr. Hu has apparantly [...]
China in News Avoiding a U.S.-China cold war – Henry A. Kissinger, Washington Post: In the American-Chinese relationship, the overriding reality is that neither country will ever be able to dominate the other and that conflict between them would exhaust their societies. Can they find a conceptual framework to express this reality? A concept of [...]
In a recent seminar on Indo US relations the author asked the panel if warmth in Indo US relations was a direct fallout of America’s desire to contain China, the answer was a muddled NO NO. Incidently the next day Times of India carried this story titled ‘US partnering with India to contain China’ claiming that ahead of [...]
By contrast, when it comes to military might, China will not be a match for the U.S. for some time to come. If current trends continue, China is bound to devote an increasing proportion of its resources to the military at the expense of the general population, whose expectations the leadership will find increasingly difficult to meet. In that case, today’s prosperity is likely to prove transient.
Living inspired is a state of mind that you choose. When you find your zone of creativity and create a vision, each day takes on new meaning. ~Lisa Schilling Indo US Relations Together Into The Future TOI It makes a lot of sense for the world’s most powerful democracy and the world’s most populous democracy [...]