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marketing and financial resources) and the NGO community (as the providers of niche expertise and local knowledge) can ?because you cannot talk about having received one? This might be prudence from an intelligence point of viewbut it makes secrecy a hermetically sealed circle This episode challenges liberal democracies in other ways It shows the limits of procedural justice that is not disciplined by norms The alacrity with which the FISA court seems to have given approval to these actions is alarming Most Congressmen are either in the dark or seem not to be quite sure about what it is they have authorised The diabolical possibilities of technology seem to have far outpaced the understanding politicians seem to bring to the subject There is also the remarkable fact that George W Bush now seems entitled to an apology from liberals It was really not him who created a paranoid state There areit seemslarger forces at work that have let reason of state run amok The Obama administrations record seems equallyif not moreproblematic on a range of crucial moral issuesfrom torture to privacy The ease with which Obama has got away with his mendaciousness on the subject is a reminder of how partisanship can obscure principle and facts alike This episode will do lasting damage to American authority It undermines its authority to criticise Chinese recourse to reason of state arguments It undermines its argument that free tradeopen investment and the internet are simply neutral spacesfree of operations of power It shows how easily a state can systematically use the power of its corporations for its own endsexactly the things the Chinese are supposed to be doing It willas Edward Luce arguedincrease suspicion of the power American companies wield in this area The idea that four or five companiesbetween themhave an overwhelming control of informationwhich can now be made easily available to hostile statesshould encourage attempts to limit their power This action will legitimise other liberal governments who clamp down on the rights of their citizens Indianever the most exemplary state in this respecthas seen a major regression on civil liberties in the last few yearsjustified in much the same terms This talk may be dismissed as whining on behalf of rights that few people care aboutagainst the security that most people want It is a debatable matter whether an unfettered state enhances security Instead of liberating us from fearit now feeds on perpetual fear This is precisely the danger of the triumph of the surveillance state: it makes liberty an irrelevant political issue It is all the more remarkablethereforehow individuals like Edward Snowdenhowever inchoate their motivesseem still infected by old-fashioned patriotism on behalf of American ideals It is troublingly ironic that the only place he can inhabit is Hong Konga nether zone between the United States and mainland China; and that too not for very long The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhiand a contributing editor for The Indian Express [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 24 2014 11:32 pm If China India Japan Turkey and other powers take different approaches on such developments it is because each one of them would want their voice heard and not have their own individual options closed by the actions of others Related News Global caution not sanctions will check Russia and other unilateral actors Vladimir Putin is no Joseph Stalin and today’s Russia is not the Soviet Union No single national leader however powerful is in a position to unilaterally alter global power balances Every unilateral move can be met with a counter move In the end it is the word of caution delivered by a large majority of important nations rather than economic sanctions that will temper other major powers No 20th century analogy based on a bipolar or a unipolar power system is relevant to understanding the emerging multipolar balance of the power system of the 21st century As I have argued earlier Putin has been acting for some time now to signal the return of Russia (‘The Return of Russia’ IE September 26 2013) to the global high table after the two-decade post-Cold War interregnum But Russia like any mature power ought to know the limits to such unilateral action in today’s world The same considerations that are holding the United States back in the Middle East and restraining China in the South China Sea would eventually hold Russia back Equally while the US and the European Union may seek to discipline other major powers like a China or a Russia when they step out of line the ability of “the West” to impose its will on “the Rest” is increasingly circumscribed by shifting global power balances and changing alliances True the West has overwhelming military superiority over the Rest Moreover if the West constructs new plurilateral trading regimes like the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnerships (TPP and TTIP) it could hurt many of the economies of the Rest However in today’s interdependent world no one country however big can hurt another without imposing collateral damage on many others which may eventually make the unilateral action counter-productive Of all the weapons in the West’s armour the increasingly ineffective one is economic sanctions Thanks to globalisation the new interdependencies between the economies of the West and the Rest and the integration of the “emerging economies” through South-South trade and investment networks economic sanctions always a blunt instrument of diplomacy have become less effective in altering the behaviour of big countries The limits to the efficacy of economic sanctions against Russia imposed in the wake of its “reclaiming” Crimea were highlighted by a news report in The Guardian (UK) last week which said that the British government had been cautioned by its own officials against taking measures that would hurt the financial interests of the City of London If Russian investors lose trust in London as a safe place to invest their funds they have other places to go to including Singapore Hong Kong Dubai and even Shanghai Apart from the City of London’s stake in retaining the trust of global investors European households have a stake in ensuring access to Russian energy supplies A third of the EU’s energy needs and a much higher share in the case of Scandinavian and East European economies are met by Russia These interdependencies between Russia and the West would blunt the edge of sanctions In any case the efficacy of economic sanctions as a geopolitical instrument has been long questioned and by none other than a Washington DC think-tank the Peterson Institute of International Economics (PIIE) which has researched the subject since the early 1980s PIIE studies have shown how limited the impact of economic sanctions has been in securing desired political outcomes One of the recommendations of the PIIE study is that for sanctions to be effective they should be properly targeted That is why the US has targeted the Russian private sector especially entities close to Putin However as the worries of the City of London illustrate it would be difficult hitting Russian business interests without hurting Western especially European financial interests If economic sanctions are unlikely to rein in a “revanchist Russia” what will In the end be it Iran or Russia Pakistan or China what will deter countries from taking internationally unacceptable actions are global cautions and the fear of uniting an assortment of adversaries While the West has been vocal in its disapproval of Putin’s unilateral actions in Crimea other powers including China and India have also conveyed their own sense of disquiet not just about Putin’s actions but also about those of Western powers In fact it was the suspect actions of Nato powers in Ukraine that queered the pitch for Putin in Crimea Some in the media have wrongly interpreted Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon’s statement on Crimea as a message of support for Russia Menon did not acknowledge the “legitimacy” of Russian action as some in the media have made out In fact Menon’s exact words were that “there are legitimate Russian and other interests involved” in Crimea Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s remarks during his telephonic conversation with Putin further reflect this nuanced and balanced Indian response To read China’s and India’s response to Crimea through the lens of their own interests in Tibet and Kashmir is ridiculous Geopolitical shifts are not determined by precedents but by power If China India Japan Turkey and other powers take different approaches on such developments it is because each one of them would want their voice heard and not have their own individual options closed by the actions of others In the past India could withdraw into the comfort of non-alignment and keep its counsel However India has an increasing stake in global and regional stability and will have to caution anyone disturbing that stability That precisely has been India’s response to the Crimean crisis as it was to China’s attempts at destabilising East Asia and US destabilisation of the Middle East and North Africa In Ukraine both the West and Russia have precipitated instability India like China has a stake in restoring stability and not allowing matters to get out of control and tensions to escalate It would appear that the Indian response has been defined by this concern rather than the urge to confer legitimacy on one or the other protagonist or stay non-aligned between the two The writer is director for geo-economics and strategy International Institute for Strategic Studies and honorary senior fellow Centre for Policy Research? take AAP threat at its own peril since it has emerged as the third force behind arch-rivals Congress party and BJP in this tiny south-western coastal state. It is an adrenalin rush. Has this transitioned all about that? For all the latest Opinion News, best symbolised by their reliance on 35-year-old veteran Ricardo Carvalho. Babar did not mean himself. computers in schools and the like, “It was close.

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