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Corruption in the Pakistani military has been coming to light in recent months. It is still an extremely popular institution, but the balance of power in the country depends on the military maintaining a clean image.
Processes of diffusion and cross-national learning during the Arab Spring were not only employed by protest movements but by the regimes they opposed.
India claims it will “look east” in its foreign policy, but it continues to be distracted by the West. Meanwhile, China is becoming a more attractive partner for others in the region.
Supporting Arab autocrats may produce some short-term gains, but at the price of long-term disaster.
By seeking more space with China and Pakistan at the same time, some believe Prime Minster Modi could be creating a strategic nightmare for India. Others suggest the two fronts are no longer separate.