Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Exchanging observations with French scholar

On Monday, I met French scholar on international relations Professor Gerard Chaliand in Kuala Lumpur and we exchanged observations and perspectives at a seminar on the wars in Afghanistan as well as Iraq. Professor Chaliand's world-historic paradigm is remarkably insightful. On-ground experience has also made the don fairly reality-conscious.


Blogger Tim Teo said...

Reality means what? Cannot face up to the fact that the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq cannot be won?

I was watching the McCann-Obama debate this morning. The Republican was almost speechless when his rival ridiculed his party for going to war against Iraq on the premise of WMDs that did not exist. How funny.

Many years on, can win or not?

7:13 AM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

just open a google account to take a pot shot ?

7:30 AM  
Blogger Tim Teo said...

So, what are the realities on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq?

8:08 AM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

there is not freebie. the seminar which invited me was a close-door function. I do not owe you anything.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Tim Teo said...

Haha, losing the plot already?

12:56 AM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

get a life.

1:21 AM  

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