Trump has endured a week of tumult at the White House after he fired the head of the FBI and then discussed sensitive national security information about Islamic State with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.But, May said she remained confident in the special relationship, highlighting the need to cooperate with the United States and other allies to counter the security threats posed by Islamic State and al-Qaeda."We continue to work together and we have confidence in that relationship between us and the United States that it helps to keep us all safer," she said.The meeting hence came at a very crucial juncture for both the countries.
The first GSA was started in Concord, Massachusetts by Kevin Jennings, the founder of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a leading homosexual pressure group.
The Washington Post has revealed the intense concern of the U. intelligence community about Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program. This is a complicated puzzle, in part because nuclear war in South Asia may be more likely as long as nuclear weapons help hold Pakistan together and embolden its military leaders to pursue foreign adventures under the nuclear umbrella.
There have been hiccups in Indian and Russian friendship given the recent developments.
Russian trade and arm deals with China and Pakistan respectively have irked India while India’s decision to buy Rafale fighters and Apache copters from France and US have met disapproving bristles from Russia.
(Note that most Pakistanis identify the United States, not India, as their country’s primary adversary, despite an alliance dating to 1954 and nearly $30 billion in American assistance since 2001.) The nuclear arsenal sustains Pakistan’s unbalanced internal power structure, underwriting Army dominance over elected politicians and neutering civilian control of national security policy; civilian leaders have no practical authority over Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program.
Whether one believes the arsenal’s governance implications generate stability or instability within Pakistan depends on whether one believes that Army domination of the country is a stabilizing or destabilizing factor.
So if we argue that nuclear weapons help maintain Pakistan’s integrity as a state — by empowering and cohering the Pakistani Army — they may at the same time undermine regional stability and security by making regional war more likely.
As South Asia scholar Christine Fair of Georgetown University has argued, the Pakistani military’s sponsorship of "jihad under the nuclear umbrella" has gravely undermined the security of Pakistan’s neighborhood — making possible war with India over Kargil in 1999, the terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001, the terrorist attack on Mumbai in 2008, and Pakistan’s ongoing support for the Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and other violent extremists.
Unfortunately, many of these same parents have little or no idea of what is happening to their children once they pass through the classroom door.