Monday, April 17, 2006

[PINR] 17 April 2006: S.A.A.R.C.: A Potential Playground for Power Politics

apr 16th

chinese up to their usual tricks.

understatement about SAARC: 'anything but impressive'. in reality, it is a useless grouping.

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Subject: [PINR] 17 April 2006:  S.A.A.R.C.: A Potential Playground for Power Politics
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17 April 2006

In light of today's topic, a recent PINR analysis may be of interest:

"China's Strategy of Containing India" http://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=434

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S.A.A.R.C.: A Potential Playground for Power Politics
Drafted By: Dr. Sreeradha Datta
http://www.pinr.com

At the Dhaka meeting of its Standing Committee held on April 10-11, 2006, the member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (S.A.A.R.C.) agreed in principle to admit the U.S. and South Korea as "observers." This move comes against the background of the earlier decision taken during the summit meeting in November 2005 to bestow a similar status to China and Japan. The European Union has also shown its interest for a similar status.

In short, major global economic players are too eager to be formally associated with S.A.A.R.C. Because its track record as a cohesive and vibrant organization for regional economic cooperation has been anything but impressive, why is there a sudden rush for "observer" status?

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1 comments:

Kaunteya said...

Sonia Gandhi played another joke yesterday. In her election application she quoted her assets to be worth 1 crore !!!!!
Ya, right !

I guess she forgot to mention "per week".

BTW, Reporting from Kochi.
This is my second day here, haven't met a single Hindu till now. Churches galore. Masjids come second. Haven't seen a temple either, on the roads.

Watched Indian news channels after long time.Can tell,there has been an abysmal degradation in last couple of years.