THE INDIAN EXPRESS
APLN member C. Raja Mohan writes: Whichever way it plays out, the current crisis has affirmed America’s pole position.
Major wars have significant consequences for the internal and international politics of the combatant nations. The 1971 war between India and Pakistan, for example, not only liberated Bangladesh but also altered the balance of power between Delhi and Islamabad. In Pakistan, it produced a major effort — in the form of the 1973 constitution — to democratise a nation that was dominated by the Army.
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