cohen is a second-rate scholar, whose 'scholarship' is quite shallow.
but, alas, some of the things he says about india's lack of leadership and lack of strategic focus are true. the so-called 'leaders' are more concerned about a) approval from whites, b) numbered swiss accounts, c) settling scores d) sucking up to china, than about the national interest.
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PRAGATI: THE INDIAN NATIONAL INTEREST REVIEW
JUNE 2, 2008
Look before you hop
A discussion on strategic affairs with Stephen P Cohen
NITIN PAI & ARUNA URS
In 1979, Stephen P Cohen wrote a book titled India: Emergent Power? In 2001, he wrote a new book, this time without the question mark. Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief of the Indian Express once wrote that "many Indians see him as being overly friendly to the Pakistanis. Many Pakistanis similarly say he has flipped to India's side. Cohen, however, has written landmark books on both armies and loves them."