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    For India, it's very, very important, very symbolic to be given the key to this club.

    The United States right now is going through a difficult period in the Middle East, where there is a great deal of animosity toward the United States in the streets, ... It's important now for the United States to be doing things to lower the level of hostility in the region, to be in the position to engage elements of the Arab world in a more important dialogue that would engender some respect.

    Twenty years later, then, little, if anything, is left of the historic opportunities Gorbachev opened up for his country and the world.

    On March 11, 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union, and within a few weeks the full-scale reformation he attempted to carry out both inside his country and in its cold war relations with the West, particularly the United States, began to unfold.

    We were tied up in Korea we were worried about the Russians. And, conceivably, they said 'nuclear' because they didn't want him to do anything for India that this was a way of raising the stakes so high as to make it not an option.


    The nuclear agreement attempts to cut through this past history, and offer to India a tailor-made 'regime' outside of the NPT.

    Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union, the American press establishment seemed eager to turn Ukraine's protested presidential election on November 21 into a new cold war with Russia.

    The opportunities that Gorbachev created for international relations have also been missed, perhaps even lost - here, however, primarily because of the United States.

    The site is safe... everything is functioning as normal.

    The essential meaning of perestroika for Gorbachev and his supporters was creating and acting on alternatives to failed and dangerous policies at home and abroad.

    People saw this as a sign of his own weakness -- that he had to run to the Americans for protection. The United States is not the most popular country in Pakistan.


    He is the only president after John F. Kennedy to be ahead of his government on India.

    It's like E-ZPass for your credit card. It's faster than cash and it's a better alternative because you have the record that you made the purchase.

    There remains, however, the hope, at least in Russia, that, as sometimes happens in history, the memory of lost alternatives will one day inspire efforts to regain them.

    There is an enormous amount of medical expense in this case. I imagine it is in the neighborhood of the mid to upper six figures, if not seven figures. And that's just medical expenses, not pain and suffering.

    As long as that's the case, they can talk about working together against us, or sharing their views about us, but in fact they come to (work with) us in the last analysis.

    But critics of the war have no reason to regret their views.

    The cost of acquiring new customers and maintaining those relationships in an online environment versus bricks and mortar is significant.

    The Indians are going to be careful. The Indians want to persuade the Americans that we are a potential partner for them strategically. On the other hand, they don't want to persuade the Chinese that they're linking up with the United States against China.

    The Indian-American and Pakistani-American communities seemed to be missing. Nor was there any discussion or mention of India's role as a leading Asian power and that we welcomed India's growing relationship with China.


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