L'aigle, le paon et les Talibans

Alors que le monde est dans l'attente de la réponse américaine aux attaques terroristes de New-York et Washington, un facteur caché des relations internationales joue un rôle central. Après un demi-siècle de relations tendues, les Etats-Unis et l'Inde établissent une collaboration stratégique qui peut apparaître comme une "alliance" putative. Alors que tous les regards sont braqués sur l'Afghanistan et le Pakistan dans le cadre de la guerre annoncée contre le terrorisme, ce nouveau partenariat est d'un intérêt primordial pour le monde. Le ministre indien des affaires étrangères et de la défense, Jaswant Singh, a déjà offert le sol indien pour servir de base aux opérations militaires américaines contre les terroristes. Les troubles suscités dans son pays par le soutien qu'il apporte aux Etats-Unis poussent le dirigeant pakistanais, le général Musharraf, à accuser l'Inde "d'exploiter" la situation pour se rapprocher des Etats-Unis. Cela suffit à montrer l'importance grandissante dans la région des liens entre l'Inde et l’Amérique.
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