Shadow diplomacy

Most analysts of U.S. foreign policy in South Asia agree that there is pressure from within Islamabad and New Delhi to reopen the discussions. For Pakistan, the situation is fairly transparent. Instability along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and the leakage of jehadi ambitions towards Islamabad have shifted the government’s priorities away from India: no longer the easy thought that it is from New Delhi that all of Pakistan’s problems hail. Full Story »

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Fabrice Florin
3.7
by Fabrice Florin - Jul. 28, 2009

Informative report on the changing relationship between the U.S., Pakistan and India, from the publishers of The Hindu. This article is factual and provides useful context on the 'quiet diplomacy' going on behind the scenes to address the many issues in that region.

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Emma Asomba
4.7
by Emma Asomba - Jul. 28, 2009

Very thorough, the article goes straight to the main points. It's all about consensus-building and the drive to maintain a "sense" of legitimacy when sudden shifts in geo-political priorities are like sweeping tides that help move the status-quo.

Change is definitely not bound to linear thinking

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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - Jul. 28, 2009

Pakistan cannot afford to face three adversarial situations: one from within, one from the Afghan borderlands, and one from India (as well, another, in Balochistan, where ... More »

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Brendan Kearney
4.2
by Brendan Kearney - Jul. 28, 2009

Without coming right out and saying so, this article gave good insight to how the U.S. exerts it's will in the region. No unsubstantiated claims were made.

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