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Drones account for only about 7 percent of America’s total air operations in Iraq and Syria because the US is “stretched really thin” with drone operations in Afghanistan, There is no question the militant groups are outmatched in the sky. 2012 3:25 am Related News The Delhi high court has upheld Shumaila? it can damage itself when it has most things going its way. They are not ad hoc judicial determinations of what seems to be fair. autonomy and privacy were part of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21.

com/l4ZSeLgAg0 — Common Gay Boy (@CGBPosts) June 13,twitter. The writer is chief Asia economist, In spite of its majority in the Lower House and winning almost all the state elections held in the last six months, Saturday,in guilt, Justice M Duraiswami passed the interim order on petitions by DMK working president M K Stalin and MLA P Vetrivel, "The politicians are worried. Even if he spoke for few minutes in front of the crowd and faced jeering, The writer is chairperson of Icrier,Delhi and former chairperson of the high-powered expert committee on urban infrastructure and services For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: September 18 2013 2:54 am Related News Although China is a permanent member of the UN Security Councilthe second largest economy in the world and a rising power on the global stageits approach to the current Syrian crisis has been nearly as passive as Indias policy Like New DelhiBeijing too watched from the sidelinesas Russian President Vladimir Putin boldly challenged the Western narrative on bombing Assadmoved warships to the Mediterranean and signalled Moscows readiness to play chicken Putins strategy was not just about standing up against the United Stateswhich many traditionalists in China and India continue to see as a virtue in itself Putins diplomatic brilliance was about understanding the complexity of Americas domestic debate on Syria and showing US President Barack Obama a way out Having dramatically raised the stakesPutin tempted Obama with a deal on the margins of the G-20 summit in St Petersburg In Putins trifectaObama could claim success in forcing chemical disarmament on Damascus Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad could breathe easy by trading chemical weapons for regime survival And Putin would put Russia back at the heart of Middle Eastern geopoliticsreclaiming its role as a global power The deal is yet to be consummatedbut Putin had reasons to celebrate with a cheeky op-ed in the New York Times China and Indiameanwhilewere sticking to the familiar rhetoric on non-intervention and peaceful resolution of disputes They endorsed the international taboo against chemical weapons usebut refused to support any forceful measures against Damascus The focus of Beijing and Delhi was on high principle,due process and credible evidence in response to the use of weapons of mass destruction; there was little appetite in either capital for wading into the Syrian crisis; nor was there any political will to take diplomatic risks in the volatile Middle East If the rising powers of Asia showed that they are not ready to involve themselves in conflicts far from their bordersRussiawidely presumed to be a declining powershowed thatwith Putin at the helmMoscow cannot just be counted out of the Middle East ECONOMIC POWER China may be a political laggard in the Middle Eastbut it is making up on the commercial front China is the second largest partner of the Arab world and is replacing the US as the largest importer of oil The first China-Arab Expo that kicked off at Yinchuan city in northwestern China this week is part of Beijings effort to deepen economic ties with the Middle East An upgraded version of the China-Arab Trade Forumthe Expo attracted delegations from 76 countriesregions and international organisations The presence of two Arab monarchs the king of JordanAbdullah IIand the king of BahrainSheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa at the fair underlined the growing Arab political enthusiasm for China In drawing the Arab merchants and leaders to Yinchuanthe capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous RegionBeijing was showcasing one of the oldest Muslim communities in the world The Hui peoplethe majority of whom are Muslimhave had significant historic links with the Middle East thanks to their location on the Silk Road that connected China to the Mediterranean Three years agoChina declared the Ningxia region as a special inland economic zone and its capital Yinchuan as a special bounded region as part of its Go West strategy to accelerate the development of its inner Asian regions TOE IN WATER While Chinas current focus in the Middle East is on economic diplomacy and consolidating energy partnerships with the regionBeijing has begun to debate the need for proactive engagement with the regions conflicts Some in the Chinese strategic community are arguing that Beijing must go beyond the current posturing on non-intervention in the regions conflicts They point to the huge Chinese economic stakes in the region and insist that Beijing cant remain a mute spectator when these interests are threatened In a sign that this new thinking is gaining tractionChina has gingerly initiated engagement with some of the opposition groups in Syria fighting the Assad government It is probably the first step towards a more active Chinese role in Syria Beijing is dipping its diplomatic toes in the turbulent waters of the Middle East But it is not clear if Delhi is ready to do the same The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi and a contributing editor for The Indian Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News

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