India, seizing on Afghanistan’s travails, has pumped in over a billion dollars toward improving Afghanistan’s economic and social infrastructure. On the face of it, this magnanimity should be considered a praiseworthy gesture. But Worldfocus blogger S. Azmat Hassan writes how the U.S. needs to help fix Indo-Pak relations.
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The dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir has been ongoing since the 1940's and impacts security throughout the region. Worldfocus contributing blogger S.Azmat Hassan argues that settling the conflict there should be as urgent a foreign policy goal for the United States as working towards peace in the Middle East.
China and India have often been portrayed as the major drivers of the future, based on their economic clout. But quite apart from grand economic plans and new global alignments, a different reality is taking shape in both countries. Worldfocus contributor Luv Puri writes about border disputes that are renewing fears of a Sino-Indian confrontation.
Worldfocus contributor Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din writes about the decision to remove the disputed region of Kashmir from U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke's mandate, arguing that the move will have dangerous repercussions.
As President George W. Bush prepares to leave office, commentators and Bush himself have examined the legacy he will leave behind. Though Bush has suffered from low approval ratings within the United States, a handful of foreign countries may view him in a more favorable light.
Former Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations Ahmad Kamal discusses recent developments in the region.