What are Asad Durrani and AS Dulat, ex-spooks of India and Pakistan, trying to accomplish with their joint appearances and book collaboration? What is “Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace” all about? What have the two revealed about the work of ISI and RAW spy agencies with Kashmiri insurgents? Has the Modi government lost control of the situation in Kashmir? Why does Durrani say that all Pakistan has to do now in Kashmir is “sit back and watch”? Why have both spy agencies been bribing the militants to buy influence? Is “corrupting someone with money more ethical than killing them” as AS Dulat has put it? Is Dulat’s optimism about the solution to Kashmir issue justified?
Why are both Nawaz Sharif and Donald Trump attacking the “deep state” or “establishment” in their respective countries? Why are they both spinning conspiracy theories? Is it to deflect public attention from the serious allegations against them? How serious are the problems of Russia collusion in the US case and money laundering in Pakistan’s case? Are they succeeding in their efforts? Are their defense strategies causing major harm to the national cohesion in Pakistan and US? How will it all end?
Viewpoint From Overseas host Faraz Darvesh discusses these questions with panelists Misbah Azam and Riaz Haq (www.riazhaq.com)
Tags: India, Pakistan, RAW, ISI, Sharif, Trump, US, Russia, Deep State, Establishment, Kashmir,