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by Tuan
18 Nov 2020 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89038

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Foreign Office resists release of files on support for UK mercenaries in Sri Lanka - The Guardian The book details how KMS, at the suggestion of Thatcher-era politicians, trained a Sri Lankan police unit called the Special Task Force, which used ruthless methods during the civil war, including a 19...
by Tuan
23 Oct 2020 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1910
Views: 362059

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Sharing an article that has been published on the Project O Five Blog, thanks to Jasmin Sweeney for sharing her thoughts. A great read on the implications of hard power approaches in responding to terrorism. Please take a look! To What Extent Is Military Force An Effective Response To Terrorism http...
by Tuan
11 Oct 2020 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89038

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

China grants $90M to Sri Lanka after visit by top official https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-grants-90m-sri-lanka-visit-top-official-73548617 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- China announced Sunday that it was providing a $90 million grant to Sri Lanka, two days after the island nation's pr...
by Tuan
22 Sep 2020 01:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89038

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

My latest for the Geopolitics... Sri Lankan War Wounds Still Not Healed https://thegeopolitics.com/sri-lankan-war-wounds-still-not-healed/ After more than 25 years of tense, protracted, and bloody civil war, the guns fell silent in Sri Lanka. In May of 2009 the military defeat of the Liberation Tige...
by Tuan
29 Aug 2020 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 85865

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Eli Cohen: Mossad Agent 88 - Al Jazeera documentary https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/aljazeeraworld/2020/08/eli-cohen-mossad-agent-88-200824071625654.html The life and death of Israeli spy Eli Cohen, who operated undercover in Syria in 1960s before his identity was revealed. In one of the most a...
by Tuan
26 Aug 2020 19:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5280
Views: 995042

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Don`t you worry, another giant Tsunami in the Indian Ocean will fix all this for the Chinese. Threat & Response :wink: One thing the Chinese have demonstrated is that islands can be built, built up and rebuilt. 8) True that! The proposed Thai Canal will have enormous financial costs as well as ...
by Tuan
26 Aug 2020 16:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5280
Views: 995042

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

This is my monthly post and a heads up to all: It is on an oft-overlooked strategic move recently revived by the Chinese that could eventually even the odds in its favor. The Thai Canal Project. I first read about it, in passing, in another BRF thread and thought that it must be vividly discussed o...
by Tuan
25 Aug 2020 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89038

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

India must grow its interests in Sri Lanka https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/columns/g-parthasarathy/india-must-grow-its-interests-in-sri-lanka/article32431355.ece New Delhi must, however, be wary of Beijing which is trying to curtail our interests in the country, especially the Colombo ...
by Tuan
20 Aug 2020 18:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89038

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Is India washing its hands off Sri Lankan Tamils? https://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2020/aug/20/is-india-washing-its-hands-off-sri-lankan-tamils-2185822.html To say that the political decimation of the parties that claim to speak for the Sri Lankan Tamils has been completed is an understate...
by Tuan
15 Aug 2020 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89038

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

‘As far as strategic security considerations go, Sri Lanka has an “India first” approach’ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/talkingturkey/as-far-as-strategic-security-considerations-go-sri-lanka-has-an-india-first-approach/ Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramu...
by Tuan
08 Aug 2020 03:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 980953

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

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by Tuan
08 Aug 2020 03:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89038

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Rajapaksa brothers win by landslide in Sri Lanka's election
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/ ... 01325.html

Huge parliamentary win could enable the president and his brother to change the constitution and boost dynastic rule.
by Tuan
23 Jul 2020 03:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89038

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Sri Lanka's India ties strained as Rajapaksa rethinks port deal https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Sri-Lanka-s-India-ties-strained-as-Rajapaksa-rethinks-port-deal COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka's strong ties with neighboring India are being tested after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa anno...
by Tuan
09 Jul 2020 03:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5280
Views: 995042

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

In Myanmar, A Rare Glimmer of Hope for Indian Regional Policy https://thegeopolitics.com/in-myanmar-a-rare-glimmer-of-hope-for-indian-regional-policy/ In the barren, high altitude Himalayan region between China and India, a clash on June 15 left twenty Indian soldiers dead. Nationalists on both sid...
by Tuan
28 Jun 2020 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5350
Views: 722555

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Intelligence dominance is the only way to adequately manage the threats that stem from China and Russia, argues Kagusthan Ariaratnam. Combining Three Tiers of Intelligence-Gathering Is Key to Keeping Russia and China at Bay https://thegeopolitics.com/combining-three-tiers-of-intelligence-gathering-i...
by Tuan
26 Jun 2020 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 178
Views: 25997

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

China's “wolf warrior diplomacy” might face setbacks and perhaps even backfire if it is more aggressive. In that case, it runs the risk of becoming like American foreign policy from the past 20 years: brawny but ineffective, argues Kagusthan Ariaratnam. A New Era for China’s “Wolf Warrior Diplomacy”...
by Tuan
12 Jun 2020 06:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 469679

Re: Deterrence

A Nuclear Test Would Blow Up in Trump’s Face https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/11/nuclear-test-arms-control-trump-united-states-brinkmanship/ The Trump administration doesn’t understand the brinkmanship concept its nuclear diplomacy is based on. :idea: [...] The latest example of this tendency come...
by Tuan
05 Jun 2020 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89038

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Ramanaji, As you can see, I look at April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday bombing events through the lens of Sri Lankan foreign policy interests vis-a-vis the new global order, particularly in the Asia-Pacific geopolitical mobilization and its ramifications on such global powers as the US and China and the ...
by Tuan
26 May 2020 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5280
Views: 995042

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

A Paris, France based Think Tank, FIRM is currently conducting a survey on the China Threat. Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/China_Threat This anonymous survey is part of a project Professor Leslie Shaw is working on with Spectre Global Risk in Washington DC to run a conference on t...
by Tuan
26 May 2020 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89038

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Justin Dell and Dr. Joseph McQuade of the NATO Association of Canada for their invaluable input and guidance in publishing this Special Report on Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Bombings. With this more streamlined article, tempered in tone, I have tried a m...
by Tuan
21 Apr 2020 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 469679

Re: Deterrence

US monitoring intelligence that North Korean leader is in grave danger after surgery
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/20/politics ... index.html
by Tuan
02 Feb 2020 09:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7896
Views: 873909

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

UlanBatori wrote:Cases>14300
Deaths >300.
Jump in # dead in Wuhan/Hubei province. Does this suggest that deaths are occurring weeks after infection? So we may be about to see a huge jump?
This is still less than a normal flu season isn't it?


Are you relying on Chinese state media? I won't.
by Tuan
02 Feb 2020 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7896
Views: 873909

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Thanks for the details Vimal.
by Tuan
02 Feb 2020 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7896
Views: 873909

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Does anyone here know who runs this website?

https://greatgameindia.com/

It carries many misterious articles about coronavirus.
by Tuan
13 Jan 2020 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 338691

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Also watch Martin Jacques' latest on China:

by Tuan
13 Jan 2020 02:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 338691

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Jan 7, 2020: wF4bnOZsO8g It seems to me, after all, FM Jaishankar is fascinated by the rise of China. If I am reading him correctly, he explicitly states that despite the differences between the two rising powers; India, he suggests, should emulate China. In my opinion, first and foremost, there ar...
by Tuan
05 Jan 2020 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: ME wars ..XX: a brave new beginning
Replies: 64
Views: 9079

Re: ME wars ..XX: a brave new beginning

This video made more sense to me.
by Tuan
20 Dec 2019 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5280
Views: 995042

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

PLA Watching: A Beginner’s Guide to Analyzing China’s Military Tech - The Diplomat The Chinese military (People’s Liberation Army, or PLA) has been receiving growing coverage and media interest over the past decade as China’s national profile has grown and as new weapons systems have progressively ...
by Tuan
16 Dec 2019 07:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5280
Views: 995042

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

There is no US-China war. Just like there was no US-Soviet war. US already has the knowledge of how to fight another superpower, without a war. Like they did with the Soviets. But yes, lot of people will die, when others will be fighting on behalf of these two powers. Like in Syria. Everyone is bom...
by Tuan
15 Dec 2019 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1004
Views: 89038

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

for those dravidians in parliament, slyly asking why SL tamils were not included in the CAB Nagarajan K S @ksnagarajan Leave current CAB. Even in 2004-2009, the period i am aware of.. during both ADMK & DMK govts, if any Srilankan Tamil applies for Citizenship, Q-branch will visit him & thr...
by Tuan
15 Dec 2019 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5280
Views: 995042

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Secretly Expelled Chinese Officials Suspected of Spying After Breach of Military Base - The New York Times Chinese Embassy officials trespassed onto a Virginia base that is home to Special Operations forces. Their expulsions added to tensions between Washington and Beijing. WASHINGTON — The America...
by Tuan
15 Dec 2019 06:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5280
Views: 995042

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

The Coming War on China, from award winning journalist John Pilger, reveals what the news doesn’t – that the world’s greatest military power, the United States, and the world’s second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war.

by Tuan
15 Dec 2019 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 338691

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

................................................ On the other hand, FM Jaishankar repeatedly said in many of his interviews that India is not competing with China and in fact, he stated that China`s Belt and Road initiative, which supposedly should lead to an interconnected world could benefit Indi...
by Tuan
13 Dec 2019 23:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 338691

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Dec 4, 2019 3 Ex-Foreign Secretaries On India's New Global Role With Shri Manmohan Singh and FM Jaishankar in the audience. zy-4CRSvA5E Great conversation indeed on India's New Global Role. In responding to the question, what IK Gujral would have done differently to the challenges India is facing t...
by Tuan
11 Dec 2019 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 777312

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Krishna nee begane baro - Colonial Cousins [Chorus 1] ಕೃಷ್ನಾ ನೀ ಬೇಗನೆ ಬಾರೋ ಕೃಷ್ನಾ ನೀ ಬೇಗನೆ ಬಾರೋ [Verse 1] Darkness comin' 'round And everybody fighting with their brothers Everybody wants control Don't hesitate to kill one another So come back as Jesus Come back and save the world Bless all the fut...

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