Many Pakistanis fear more troops mean more of the nightmarish same; more drones, more CIA and private boots on the ground, more money for the ISI, and moral support for the army. Don’t be surprised by drone attacks in Baluchistan as well.
America encourages India’s increasing involvement in Afghanistan, and calculates that Indian and American interests coincide in seeking to develop pipelines that would draw central Asia’s oil reserves toward south Asia and the Indian Ocean.
For South Asian analysts mention of India and Pakistan in the joint statement was significant. China and the United States voiced support for the peace and stability in South Asia.
Between US and local masters, Pakistanis are experiencing a plurality of sovereign. Trust me, it is a relief to go from one man’s rule into democracy. With bi-polarity at the top, the process becomes interesting. According to stories, the almighty power of Pakistan’s military over its people is being curtailed and shared by the US [...]