“Robert Kaplan’s fascinating, prodigiously researched and important new book shines light on an ancient truth. Geography has been the pre dominant factor in determining fate of nations, from Pharaonic Egypt to the Arab Spring” - Henry Kissinger In this provocative book Robert D Kaplan, the author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghost [...]
The world is no longer unipolar . A cluster of powers is emerging now .While US remains pre-eminent but it is not the same hyper power as before. As predicted earlier by SAI , alliances are now being formed with or against US. An analysis of basic global power equations indicates “West versus Rest” clusters [...]
In this maze of activities redefining the New World Order in Middle East a lot is at stake not only for the middle east but South Asia and the world as such. Much in league with Mr Jamal Wakim’s assertions, Israel and the west may get deeper into the struggle now called West versus the Rest. While it would be difficult for the West to replicate Libya in Syria, an attack on Iran would alter the geopolitical geometry totally.
Soon as the last of US forces crossed over into Kuwait Monday, Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, a Shia, labelled terrorism charges against the Sunni Arab Vice President Tariq al Hashemi and ordered his arrest. Hashemi’s party Al Iraqqiya has since boycotted the Parliament and the cabinet even as Hashemi has taken refuge in Kurdistan. While [...]
The narrative of this article is to highlight impact of current turmoil in the Arab world, more specifically the three important countries of Egypt, Libya and Syria. A detailed analysis of various ramifications on Asia, apart from spread of radical Islam, has also been discussed. As Richard K. Betts, an academic with close contacts with US intelligence agencies puts it, “the priority [right now] is collection and analysis about what’s going on”.
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 [...]
Libya Lost in Libya – Los Angeles Times editorial In Libya, ‘Mission Creep’ Sets In – Los Angeles Times opinion Syria 120 Dead after 2 Days of Unrest in Syria – Associated Press Shameful Inaction on Syria – Washington Post editorial Assad Must Change Course, Fast – Daily Star editorial Yemen Yemeni President Agrees to [...]
Libya ‘Odyssey’ or Limited Engagement? Mission Title Confusing - FOX News The Libya Calculation – Los Angeles Times editorial Does Duty Call in Libya? – Los Angeles Times opinion War of Semantics – New York Times opinion What Obama Should Tell Congress – Washington Post opinion A New Lease on Life for Humanitarianism – Foreign Affairs opinion [...]
Af Pak The US Pakistan Relationship in Disarray FP For the immediate future, the best-case scenario is that U.S.-Pakistan relations will simply continue to muddle along. With too many fundamental differences to consummate a healthy, sustainable relationship, yet with too much at stake for both sides to sever ties, a very shaky status quo may well [...]
(CNN) — Demonstrations have spread across parts of the Middle East and Africa. Here are the latest developments, including the roots of the unrest: Monday developments: Don’t miss the map on this link. Very educative. LIBYA Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi remained defiant and gave no indication Monday of appeasing protesters’ demands for him to leave [...]