President Obama has tried to reconcile the irreconcilables – the requirements of his domestic audience and the situation on the ground in Afghanistan.
In brief, JP movement was to replace a left lurching Indira Gandhi. Hazare-Ramdev ball is being tossed up for political parties to smash it on a deft and durable Mayawati.
Hussain, who lived his life on an epic scale, was pained by his own exile, but he never allowed himself to be cast in a tragic mould.
Like Osama bin Laden, Ratkin Mladic was clearly helped in escaping arrest so far.
Since Obama names almost every Arab country which is reforming or needs reform, the omission of Riyadh places Saudis beyond all critical examination as the perfect society.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has the right ideas on Pakistan. The Indian media can help by gloating a little less.
It is pointless to resist participating in one gigantic bash, which is what Egypt is these days. The party has shifted from Tahrir Square to sidewalk cafes on the Nile corniche.
Winds of change in the Arab world left Israel initially distraught with the fall of Mubarak. But then the mood changed. Changes elsewhere were seen as popular quest for empowerment in which, for once, Arab-Israeli peace (or its obverse) was not the centre piece.
Speculations that US-Pak relations may rupture because of US unilateralism on Pak territory are premature.