September 30, 2020
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South Asia’s Tragedy...

South Asia’s Tragedy...
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While the TV channels indulge in feverish speculation over the turf war between the home and external affairs ministries, Pratap Bhanu Mehta in the Indian Express reminds us:

The spectre of malevolent hubris is haunting South Asia again. It would be foolish to underestimate the signals Pakistan’s recent attitude sends about the unfolding strategic scenario in South Asia. The core issue is not that its foreign minister’s conduct represented a diplomatic slight to India. Rather, his conduct represents a new warning on how the strategic game is changing in the region....

... if Pakistani hubris was not enough, there are more follies afloat. Robert Blackwill, a former US ambassador to India, has floated an argument, now gaining some ground in India, that a division of Afghanistan, premised on nurturing Pashtun nationalism, would help stabilise the region...

Read the full article at the Indian Express

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