Fareed Zakaria, The Washington Post | November 23, 2009
Whilst Obama has been busy developing strong relationships with China and Russia, India, seems to have been lost out of focus. ++ The Obama administration's focus on South Asia, has led to a disproportionate reliance on Pakistan. ++ Whilst India's objectives in Afghanistan are aligned with those of the US, Pakistan has not made any efforts to disrupt the leadership of the Afghan Taliban. ++ "Obama must keep in mind that South Asia is a tar pit filled with failed and dysfunctional states, save for one long-established democracy of 1.2 billion people," India.