Talk of "human security" asserts a prerogative of the powerful to say whose rights are to be respected, whose not respected, and to say who shall be system of domination now in place -– a risky thing, given that “stabilisation” practices have a way of triggering a lot of instability.
Barack Obama has either been currying favor with Muslims or extending an olive branch in the Middle East depending on which media you consume. Phyllis Bennis talks about Obama's major speech in Cairo, and the size of the gap between words and actions.
It is clear that Pakistan's stonewalling tactics have strengthened the
hands of Indian hardliners, who now advocate covert action in Pakistan,
or coercive diplomacy targeting the shared waters of the Indus River
system with a view to reducing their flows into Pakistan.