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Appu Soman

Appu Soman

Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2007–2009

 

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Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2007–2009

 

 

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2009

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July 26, 2009

"US Must Wake Up to Reality in Pakistan"

Op-Ed, The Guardian, Comment is Free...

By Appu Soman, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2007–2009

"The most important non-state actor in Pakistan is the army. Normally, a country's army constitutes its ultimate instrument of legitimate force. But the Pakistani army is independent of the civilian government. It considers its interests as separate from those of this government. It has acted more like a mercenary force, reluctant to assume responsibility for defending the country against internal threats. It maintains links with some of the very elements that threaten the country's security."

 

 

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May 21, 2009

"India's New Ruling Caste"

Op-Ed, Guatemala Times

By Appu Soman, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2007–2009

"The opportunity for personal gains through public office has made electoral politics an automatic career choice for Indian politicians' progeny. Record numbers of sons and daughters of political leaders and millionaires (and people with criminal backgrounds) contested this election. We are seeing the formation of a new Indian caste — a caste of rulers different from India's traditional Kshatriya caste — before our very eyes."

 

 

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March 4, 2009

"Keep the Pressure on Pakistan"

Op-Ed

By Appu Soman, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2007–2009

"The current wave of terrorism in South Asia began nearly two decades ago. The failure of successive administrations in Washington to take a firm stand against this terrorism has allowed the problem to fester to the point where it is now the most critical American security concern."

 

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