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Rawalpindi—that is, the army, for Islamabad means government—has given up the daft idea of evacuating the Punjab and retreating into the ‘strategic depth’ of Kabul.

Bangkok Diary
Bangkok Diary
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Eureka Boats

We have heard of the Oslo summit, the Camp David summit and the London dialogue. Thailand so far did not have any strategic process or meeting named after it or some place in it. But now, that has been addressed with the Chaopraya dialogue, named after the beautiful, active river that flows through Bangkok. This dialogue between India and Pakistan brings together specialists on Kashmir, terrorism, water resources, people-to-people contacts and nuclear confidence-building. If these experts cannot take forward the peace process on the banks of the Chaopraya, they can’t do it anywhere else. The river is actually an architectural marvel—of how an Asian waterway, subject to floods and dry spells, can be tamed, giving it the potential of the Thames in London or the Seine in Paris. As a naval officer and small-boat enthusiast, I find the Chaopraya river-boats a revelation. Extra...

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