Sunday, February 7, 2010

The myth of rogue states

The February 8th issue of the Newsweek (International) magazine has an absolutely great article titled “End of the Rogue”. The article is about how the concept of a “rogue state” (apparently created the cold war days) is no longer valid and how the US needs to get past it.

Not surprisingly many comments on the online edition don’t agree that the US approach needs to change. Living in Sri Lanka, however, and having observed the wrath of the US (and UK and EU) for the way the anti-LTTE war was conducted and ended, I can see what must be going on in “rogue” countries!

The most interesting quote I found in the article is this:

We don’t have the right to think other people should think like us.

If we all could live by that the entire world would be a better place!

1 comment:

Lahiru Gamage said...

Nice article. The BRIC countries who helped us through the war are also coming up using their power of economy.
"It has been argued that Brics's economy could be worth more in doller terms than that of the G6 by 2041"
Source: "financialmanagement- Jan/Feb 2010 "