Posted on 04-04-2010
Filed Under (Foreign Policy) by Rashtrakut

As predicted in previous posts (see here and here) the Indo-Pak talks have hit a dead end.  See link.   The talks were taken for the benefit of the United States and Europe and were never going to go anywhere.  The undiplomatic truth from the Indian perspective is that there isn’t much to talk about as long as Pakistan keeps its terror proxies in reserve.  After being burned by the Pakistani security establishment many times New Delhi is not eager to repeat an experience akin to the classic clip from Animal House below.

What use is a composite dialog of the sort Pakistan wants when there is no trust on the ground and when Pakistan’s civilian government does not have the ability to rein in its military.  In the meantime Pakistan continues to ratchet up its complaints.  The latest concerns alleged violations of the long standing Indus Waters Treaty.  See link.  So the dance between the nuclear emerging power and the nuclear failed state continues.  The result will be headaches for the persons in charge of Washington’s Afghan policy.

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Ross Molho on 11 April, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

Is it fair to say that on other blog (or commentator for that matter) has interwoven American pop culture in the form of Kevin Bacon and “Animal House” with Indo/Pakistani relations. Suffice it to say this is why I read Rashtrakut and look forward to more jarring cultural connections.
Ross


Ross Molho on 11 April, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

Is it fair to say that no other blog (or commentator for that matter) has interwoven American pop culture in the form of Kevin Bacon and “Animal House” with Indo/Pakistani relations. Suffice it to say this is why I read Rashtrakut and look forward to more jarring cultural connections.
Ross


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