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Zia Mian

Blog Entries by Zia Mian

A Path for Peace in South Asia

Posted January 7, 2010 | 17:26:58 (EST)

It has been a grim start to the New Year and the new decade in South Asia. Vested interests, hardened obsessions, and old habits continue to push India and Pakistan in the direction of ruinous conflict. While military planners in both countries plan and prepare for the next war, politicians...

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Pushing South Asia Toward the Brink

Posted July 28, 2009 | 18:41:09 (EST)

The contradictions and confusions in U.S. policy in South Asia were on full display during Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's recent visit to India. U.S. support for India, which centers on making money, selling weapons, and turning a blind eye to the country's nuclear weapons, is fatally at odds with...

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The Biggest Problem in Pakistan is the United States

Posted July 9, 2008 | 17:13:31 (EST)

The United States is struggling with Pakistan. The problem is manifold, encompassing a resurgent al-Qaeda, a Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan with bases in Pakistan, and Islamist militancy in Pakistan’s tribal areas and North-West Frontier Province.

But most damaging of all for the United States is that people in...

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