Strategy of an Economist

Perhaps ypu remember when the chocolate hero of INC saga gave the proof of his intellectual shrewdness when he called the Kandhar Hijack drama - buckling in front of terrorists. Perhaps lives of 178 people on the board didn't seem very crucial for India's future.

But then who cared that foreign strategy is not very much a game of an economist. Putting the whole nation's reputation and strategy at stake could be termed as strength of decision making, isn't it?

Or maybe sometimes it becomes difficult to understand simple things.
"A country does not become great by engaging other countries on their terms, particularly when those countries are waging war against it."