Vladimir Putin

Reid, Escott

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Some remarks about the speaker's background, especially with regard to India and Pakistan. The speaker's affection for India and Pakistan, and for their people. Some background to the current problems between India and Pakistan. The issue of outside economic aid and the likelihood that it will be reduced, just when it is most needed. The deep and difficult issues which divide the two countries. The failure of Indian foreign policy since independence. The problem now as compared to eight years ago. The different approaches to the problem of Indo-Pakistan relations of the United States, and the Soviet Union. Progress in that regard. The role of the Security Council of the United Nations. Prospects for peace, security and prosperity in India and Pakistan and upon what that depends.