Going Global tagged us on the crisis post. I guess Whackster was able to highlight quite a few significant issues. Well I have just jotted down a few glitches I have on my mind. These have always posed some kind of dilemmas in my view over the issue.
Local War censorship; to have or not to have?
Well, war and information go hand in hand. We have reached a significant phase in this war, and one grave question that I always have in my mind is the access to information. The perceptions people have on dispersing sensitive information such as war casualties varies among individuals.
Well personally I want to know exactly y how we are doing in the war front, but that doesn’t mean I have my two cents of sarcastic laugh every time we come across a diabolical.
I guess this is where the dilemma arises, sensitive information; is it too sensitive to the public?? Should we know about what goes at the war front or let them handle it while we wait blindly? Can the public handle this information, or should journalists be more responsible?? At this critical stage of the war is censorship good or bad?
Russia Going Back to the Red State…Is the cold war warming up?
Of course the Bolsheviks are out of the question. Russia will not go back again to the tight Bolshevik rule or for that matter any form of strict communist rule. But the recent changes over nearly two decades since the fall of the Red State have made many western powers nervous.
Well the old rivalries along the cold war seem to be rising its heads again. Putin having almost the czar status from its countrymen seems to have upset a lot of western big shots. Yeah Medvedev is at the office but Putin still as the Prime Minister is highly influential and most of all loved by a majority of his countrymen.
As a non-aligned developing nation I guess this is a good turn of tables. Well we cant predict how everything will turn up eventually but I guess having two powers to balance out world matters is far more better than having one super cop??
Money to burn, Big Screen TVs and Hybrids?
Ok this is just one prediction. Or something you would not expect soon to happen, clearly not from the American side of the industry. But the recent financial crisis has hit the automobile industry so much that it may not be very far that we might see significant changes in the US automobile industry. Soon we might start seeing Hybrids taking over the signature big car image of the US automobile industry. The stimulus packages that are proposed to save the car industry would come with a hefty price probably with more leverage to law makers to push the US industries to make strong structural adjustments.
Who would have thought GM and Chrysler would be brought to their knees…?
Things could just happen…
Another Indo-Pak War?
Well one could say it is highly unlikely, but given the recent developments, it might not be a so surprising after all. I think more pressure would be on the newly elected civil government of Pakistan. Currently Pakistan is facing a huge dilemma. They have to balance it out with their eternal enemy India and Terrorism.
Well this is quite true, with the Afghan president Hamid Karzai welcoming Indians into his dome and developing strong bilateral relations is the last thing Pakistan wants to see. They probably don’t want to upset the balance in the region and create another ally for India right next to their border. This is quite evident with their highly complex relations with Taliban especially among the ISI and Taliban as a tool of destabilizing the Afghan government.
We are yet to see how Pakistan will balance out the issues of extremist terrorism, Kashmir conflict, Afghan relations, U.S interventions in Pakistan and a failing economy! Whaoaa…I thought we were in deep sh*t!!
Who will be the next nuclear super power??
Well, India and Pakistan got it…North Korea seems to be almost there…Iran would definitely not mind having one... So who will be next? Any guesses?
One Crisis Solved
On a last note, I guess there’s one thing we all can agree about the international arena. Everyone will miss Bush though….I guess it would go in as the biggest crisis solved in 2008.