After us, the deluge - a premonition of impending political and social collapse attributed to Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV. She is actually supposed to have said: 'AprÃÂ¨s moi le deluge.'
 More about the history of Pakistan and Afghanistan in my wrongly titled essay 'Is it the Dawn We Are Seeing on the Horizon?' http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_55397.shtml Scroll down to 'A look back on history'
 Global Viewpoint: Obama's Policies Making Situation Worse in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Graham E. Fuller.
Graham E. Fuller is a former CIA station chief in Kabul and a former vice-chair of the CIA's National Intelligence Council. He is author of numerous books on the Middle East, including The Future of Political Islam.
 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok by the five original Member Countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam joined on 8 January 1984, Vietnam on 28 July 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999. http://www.aseansec.org/64.htm
 Asia Helps Itself by Philip Bowring http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/07/opinion/07iht-edbowring.html?_r=2