Tag Archives: Indus

South Asia’s Geography of Conflict

Our patron saint Robert D. Kaplan has been quiet as of late, but those of us who know his pattern of speaking, publishing articles, and writing books know what to expect — Kaplan’s recent speeches, interviews and articles on geography … Continue reading

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Curzon’s Durbar

The blog Rabbiting On recently published an interesting write-up on Curzon’s Durbar. A Durbar was simply the Indian coronation of a new monarch, but the British found it so spectacular that they thought it was a unique cultural ceremony unique … Continue reading

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Two Great Pakistan Articles

While doing research for my trip to Iraq in 2007, I came across an article written by independent Basque journalist Karlos Zurutuza. He was one of the very few sources I could find who’d been there recently and did so … Continue reading

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India Creates a New State

Given that territorial disputes and separatism are great interests of mine, I took note of yesterday’s news that a new state will be created in India. It is important to note though that, “The process of forming the state of … Continue reading

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Kaplan on the Indian Ocean

Kaplan had another piece out ten days that we didn’t post at the time. Here it is, advocating the importance of geography and paying attention to the Indian Ocean. The center of a new world For better or worse, phrases … Continue reading

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Kaplan Article: Talking to the Taliban

Robert Kaplan has a new article out in The Atlantic called Talking to the Taliban (via Arab Media Shack). Kaplan points out that Obama’s new strategy, which consists of convincing Pakistan to sever ties with its long time ally the … Continue reading

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Kaplan on India

Robert Kaplan has a new article up at The Atlantic discussing India (Hat tip to Lexington Green). Below are the opening paragraphs. India’s New Face If the spirit of modern India has a geographic heartland it is Gujarat, the northwestern … Continue reading

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Indian BMD and Pakistan

While the US missile defense sites in Poland and the Czech Republic have consistently made the news, few realize that other countries are equally interested in ballistic missile defense (BMD). Unsurprisingly, those are Japan, Israel and India (Russia to some … Continue reading

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Four Pakistan Scenarios

While recently doing research on Pakistan (my least favorite country in the world), I’ve developed four short scenarios to help myself and others think about alternative futures for that country and the implications for US policy as well as the … Continue reading

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Kaplan gives Curzon a shout out!!!

Robert Kaplan, Kishan Rana and former Indian ambassador Satinder Lambah discuss the relationship between India and its neighbors, including from the global perspective. Hosted by the Aspen Institute, The 2008 Aspen Ideas Festival will engage its participants in a variety … Continue reading

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