Remember when Americans thought the world was finally safe, back around 1999? Well, you better start educating yourself about even bigger problems than exist already across the Middle East--Pakistan is back on the boil and India is not exactly immune from danger either. Meanwhile, China will be watching developments in these neighboring states with great cause for alarm. Believe it or not, there may be ways through the gathering storm, but these involve doing homework, listening, and inspired statecraft. Sadly, our foreign policy team has no hope, in present form, of making even a "junior varsity" league while the geo-political Olympics continue.