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Power’s world: why Holbrooke should focus on India

By Jonathan Power  

Today, Pakistan is probably the most dangerous country in the world. Yet it is India—not Afghanistan or al Qaeda—that bears much of the responsibility for this; and that, arguably, is the country holding the key to the beginnings of a solution.

More’s the pity, then, that President Barack Obama backed down as soon as India protested the mandate he wanted for his sharpshooting diplomat, Richard Holbrooke, which as originally intended would have included India as well as Pakistan and Afghanistan. Holbrooke…

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