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David J. Karl
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David J. Karl is president of the Asia Strategy Initiative, a
consultancy based in Los Angeles, and a lecturer in international
relations at the University of Southern California. He previously
served as director of studies at the Pacific Council on International
Policy, in charge of the Council’s think tank focused on foreign
policy issues of particular resonance to the U.S West Coast, and was
project director of the Joint Task Force on Enhancing India-U.S.
Cooperation in the Global Innovation Economy.

Blog Entries by David J. Karl

The Real Tragedy of Memogate

Posted November 28, 2011 | 14:43:07 (EST)

The key lesson of the Memogate controversy is the readiness of the Pakistani political class to exploit the civil-military imbalance for tactical advantage.


On one level, the widening Memogate mystery/conspiracy drama playing out in Pakistan is yet another example of the endemic dysfunctions between the powerful security establishment and...

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The Hollywood Connection in U.S.-India Relations

Posted November 24, 2009 | 08:16:00 (EST)

The summit meeting on November 24 between President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is certain to be a glittering celebration of what has become one of the most strategic relationships of the post-Cold War era. Yet for all the talk about the emerging U.S.-India geopolitical partnership, it is...

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