M K Bhadrakumar, a former career diplomat who served as India’s ambassador to Uzbekistan, argues that the two organizations may eventually merge. “The SCO may focus on the range of so-called ‘new threats’ [terrorism] rather than on the conventional form of military threats, while the CSTO would maintain a common air-defense system, training of military personnel, arms procurement, etc.” … (full text, June 25, 2008). (See also: The new NATO of the East’ takes shape, Asia Times Online, August 25, 2007).
M K Bhadrakumar has parlayed a distinguished career in the Indian Foreign Service, with postings in Moscow, Seoul, Colombo, Bonn, Islamabad, Tashkent and Ankara into his current eminence as one of the country’s foremost thinkers on foreign affairs … (full text, July 3, 2008).
China, India, play it again for Uncle Sam, March 1, 2008.
Yushka Fisher, A Warmonger in Disguise? June 19, 2008.
M.K. Bhadrakumar – India
India tiptoes to the new Middle East, June 21, 2008.
He writes: … Whereas, the reality is that we live in savage times where realpolitik and not morality often enough happens to be the guiding force inciting our monstrous enemies. A need arises, therefore, to take a more honest look at any hidden sewers that may exist. Such an exercise cannot and should not in any way detract from the total condemnation that the terrorists deserve. But it will serve an important purpose in so far as we do not fall into a false sense of innocence … (full long text).
India blows up a monsoon, July 4, 2008.
… Meanwhile, Bhadrakumar offers a lot more to chew on while we await the Senate testimony of Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq. For instance, chew on this:
- It appears that one of the most shadowy figures of the Iranian security establishment, General Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, personally mediated in the intra-Iraqi Shi’ite negotiations [to end the fighting] … ;
- US military commanders routinely blame the Quds for all their woes in Iraq. The fact that the representatives of [the] Da’wa [Party] and SIIC [the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council] secretly traveled to Qom [in Iran] under the very nose of American and British intelligence and sought Quds mediation to broker a deal conveys a huge political message.
Now swallow this: … (full text, 11 Jul 2008).
Russia joins the war in Afghanistan, June 25, 2008.
… After the March 14 riot in Lhasa, M. K. Bhadrakumar, an Indian diplomat and former Indian ambassador to Turkey and Uzbekistan, said in an article titled “India Wakes to a Tibetan Headache” that” Tibetan activists … darkly hinted they were indeed expecting the disturbances” … (full text).
Geopolitics of the Afghanistan War: US Elevates Pakistan to Regional Kingpin. Implications for Russia, NATO, Iran and the Arab States, January 26, 2007.
The audio: “India-Iran Energy Relations: The Strategic Dimension“, Webcast of IPCS Seminar held at the IPCS Conference Room on 23 February 2007, February 23, 2007 (click on download).
North Korean Counterfeiting of US Currency, May 28, 2007.
Iran looms over Turkey crisis diplomacy … , October 24, 2007.
A dust storm over the Holocaust, Dec. 13, 2007.
Il écrit: Lorsque le Président George W Bush a nommé le pakistano-américain né à Karachi, Sada Cumber, comme premier envoyé des Etats-Unis à l’Organisation de la Conférence Islamique (OCI), l’annonce de la
Maison-Blanche du 27 février est presque passée pour une magouille politique de la part d’une administration en fin de mandat. Cumber est un entrepreneur texan – comme l’était Bush … (full long text on fr.soc.politique).
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