When Will Pashtun Taliban Win Pakistani Panjab? What Does The Obama Administration Think?

Last August, we wrote, “Yet, the Pakistani establishment keep looking the wrong way. The bulk of the Pakistani Panjabi Army faces India, while behind their backs, the Pashtuns are increasing their control over Pakistan. If this goes on unchecked, we might see a struggle break out for control of Panjab between the Panjabis and the…

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IBSA – If You Have Not Heard of IBSA, Read This Article

IBSA began as an international dialogue forum between India, Brazil and South Africa. It represents three important geographic poles for galvanizing cooperation and greater understanding between three important continents of the developing world, Africa, Asia and South America. The forum provides a platform to engage in discussions in the field of agriculture, trade and defense…

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President Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the G-20 in London

President Obama had a long meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the recent G-20 Summit in London.  It was clear from his comments after the meeting that President Obama was very impressed with Prime Minister Singh. He praised Dr. Singh for his leadership and attributed “much of the growth and the rise of India” to the…

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China-India Tensions – Views Of The Pentagon & The Indian Military

We began writing about the military tensions between China and India in June 2008 with our article “Dr. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld of Yale – Is his ignorance symptomatic of Global Investors?” (see  http://www.cinemarasik.com/2008/06/13/dr-jeffrey-sonnenfeld-of-yale–is-his-ignorance-sympotomatic-of-global-investors-and-global-media.aspx). At that time, some readers might have considered us as fanciful or even alarmist.  But, our views are getting more visibility in mainstream strategic circles…

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“Greed And Stupidity” – Of Wall Street, Washington Or American TV Networks?

“Greed and Stupidity” is the title of an article about the current economic crisis by David Brooks of the New York Times. David Brooks has become a favorite of ours; we find him sensible, balanced and devoid of dogmatism that seems to be the bane of many Newspaper opinionators. (see http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/03/opinion/03brooks.html?_r=1 ) In this article, Brooks discusses reasons for the…

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If Attock Falls, Can Lahore Be Far Behind?

Last week, the Pashtun Taliban attacked a Police Academy near Lahore. The attackers issued no demands but went on a rampage, killing at least eight recruits & instructors and wounding more than 100 others. One attacker was killed in the siege that followed and, in a gory finale, three detonated suicide belts, killing themselves. “They were barbaric,” a senior trainer…

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