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The world’s most dangerous border

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 2, 2011

To reduce the risk of terror, the West must help defuse tension between India and Pakistan

THE late Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, had many virtues as a diplomat, but tact was not among them. His description of his theatre of operations as “AfPak” infuriated the Pakistanis, who wanted the Americans to regard their country as a sophisticated, powerful ally worthy of attention in itself, not just as a suffix to the feuding tribesmen next door. But that was not the only reason the coinage was unwise. It encouraged the understandable American tendency—shaped by the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, the war against the Taliban and now the death of Osama bin Laden—to see Pakistan in the context of the fighting on its north-west frontier, and thus to ignore the source of most of the country’s problems, including terrorism: the troubled state of relations to its east.

The border between India and Pakistan has seen a bloody partition in 1947 that killed hundreds of thousands; more than 15,000 dead in three wars and 25 years spent fighting over a glacier; 40,000-100,000 dead (depending on whom you believe) in the insurgency in the disputed province of Kashmir. And now both countries are armed with nuclear weapons.

Bloodshed over the border is not the only measure of the damage this poisoned relationship does. In India it exacerbates feuds between Muslims and Hindus. But Pakistan has been worse affected. Fear and hatred of India have distorted its world view and politics (see article). Ignoring this—as the West seems to be doing again—is a terrible mistake, especially because a settlement is not beyond reach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Global Military Spending Hits High But Growth Slows

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 11, 2011


With $1.6 trillion what can’t be done? Unfortunat­ely we are not interested to do something good for people but interested to do bad for people.
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Afghanistan Suicide Bomber Kills 6 NATO Troops

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 13, 2010


US strategy not working properly.
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U.S. Has Been In Afghanistan As Long As Soviet Russia

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 26, 2010


Why not one more year than Soviet Union to break the record? Anyway this is not for good reason.
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Taliban Vows To Force NATO Out Of Afghanistan Before 2014

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 22, 2010


When to start ‘win win game’ rather than ‘lose lose game’?
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Pakistan NATO Attacks: Dozens More Fuel Tankers Destroyed, Driver Killed

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 6, 2010


Apology is better than hiding the reality if really mistaken. Only this could be helpful to sort out the problem.
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U.S. Kills 5 German Militants In Pakistan

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 5, 2010


So suspicious.
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Pakistan Cuts NATO Supply Line In Apparent Retaliation For Killed Troops

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 30, 2010


Better to give attention to listen each other rather than to give tension to each other.
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Afghanistan Casualties: 3 More U.S. Troops Die In Deadliest Month Of Afghan War

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2010


War always deadly and dreadful. We, therefore, need to love each other rather than to spend money, time and effort in war.
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Afghanistan War Logs: WikiLeaks Releasing Over 90,000 Documents In ‘Afghan War Diary’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 26, 2010


Strange! Anyway war is also part of politics.
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U.S. Money Wasted On Afghanistan Projects, Federal Auditor Says

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 25, 2010


Not only wasting money, but also the Afghanistan war is one of the main reasons for recession.
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Pakistan Aid: Hillary Clinton Announces $7.5 Billion Aid Effort For Pakistan

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 19, 2010


Definitely friendship is better.
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Clinton Heads To Afghanistan As U.S. War Fears Grow

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 18, 2010


Effort must be with peace purpose rather than war.
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