In sum: Central, south, and southeast Asia remain in play with a potential market approach to Afghanistan with a “little” assistance from India’s emerging economy. Encouraging India to be a greater regional economic player in Asia can offset China’s trade initiatives in the region.
Pakistan will have to deal with being the bad little spoiled brat who has been indulged too much. Will Pakistan decide to stop harboring terrorist networks in exchange for playing in the regional economy and receiving gifts from the United States, or will it tell the U.S. to fuck off because goodies or not, it ain’t playing second fiddle to those blokes in India?
Ironically, the United Kingdom appears to have been completely shut out of her former colonies affairs, at least on the surface. No tears shed
Stay tuned ….