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Sunday, 2 August 2009

How Clinton's India Schmoozing was seen in Pakistan

Here is an interesting take from the Pakistani point of view. I feel that the countries in the region, Pakistan, China and India, are at different times like schoolboys being handled by teacher USA, all interacting in different ways with the new administration while watching what is happening to the other two. I would suggest that Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are not really in the frame, they are at the back of the class. India seems to be teacher's pet in terms of what it has negotiated so far, which includes the way the US is handling Pakistan.

US Special Envoy to the region Richard Holbrooke was mooted to have been given a wider remit than the fairly wide remit he has ended up with, due, I would suggest, to behind the scenes activity on India's part.

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