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by chanakyaa
03 Nov 2018 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1945
Views: 162213

Re: Understanding the US - Again

For those who want to watch the video, it is here. Poor Mr. Pichai being made bali ka bakra . Best part when Noo-Yuk-Times aijent (and she-en-BC host) started grilling the CEO for not having enough background in public policy from Kennedy School (or something similar) @ 5:00... :rotfl: https://www.n...
by chanakyaa
21 Oct 2018 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Geopolitics of Gas (Energy) Connections in Europe (and understanding armed conflicts and regime changes) Lots of projects are underway to provide natural gas (and oil to some extent) to europe. Stakes are high -- whether provider of energy is in western camp (within the wyestern camp if the payments...
by chanakyaa
18 Oct 2018 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11733
Views: 722866

Re: Levant crisis - III

Looking at the pastor episode and MBS saga, looks like Turkey has cut some deal with uncle behind the scenes either explicit or implicit. In exchange, Turkey is allowed to refinance its massive USD debt which is up for maturity next year. Without which its economy would have been in deep deep troubl...
by chanakyaa
18 Oct 2018 05:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1945
Views: 162213

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Ok, this iz YooS dhaaga...but lot of discussion on Petroyuan. So, I thought I should highlight some data/insights from markets. Sad thing about mainstream media is that it rarely goes past exaggerations and hyperboles, with little substance. Petroyuan – the shape of things to come China's crude oil ...
by chanakyaa
17 Oct 2018 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

India currently has no sovereign dollar bonds outstanding and most of its debt is rupee-denominated. The more and more I see news/events like the following piece, my appreciation grows stronger for such strategy to stay in rupees. August 7, 2018 Turkey May Be Locked Out of Bond Market as U.S. Sancti...
by chanakyaa
13 Oct 2018 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1945
Views: 162213

Re: Understanding the US - Again

+1 agree. I missed oil and commodities from my list.
by chanakyaa
13 Oct 2018 05:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1945
Views: 162213

Re: Understanding the US - Again

... And in the end we will see ₹ crashing to 80 which will be what Trump means by 'wait & see'.... Habal ji, modern day economic and monetary system is imported by Indians from west. Just because we practice it, I doubt we fully understand it to exploit it. As for the discussion on the exchange...
by chanakyaa
12 Oct 2018 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2141
Views: 253710

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

... Our representative on the IMF Executive Board should ensure that Christine Lagarde’s commitment on obtaining full details on Conning Pakistan to Enrich China aka CPEC is 800% adhered to. Also any possibility of the IMF loans being used to allow China to bail out of Pakistani commitments must be...
by chanakyaa
10 Oct 2018 06:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Anti-panda campaign car in the second gear...

New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom
The discovery shows that China continues to sabotage critical technology components bound for America.
by chanakyaa
10 Oct 2018 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1945
Views: 162213

Re: Understanding the US - Again

nikki ji has jumped/been pushed

Who know what happened behind the scene, but the body language suggests amicable exist. One of her kids may have entered college and other about to leave high school. Talk about absence of quality time with kids while on UN job...
by chanakyaa
06 Oct 2018 04:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1945
Views: 162213

Re: Understanding the US - Again

This documentary on opioid crisis (and numbers) will make head spin. But as always, it is never a fault of pharma company. Not sure if post financial crisis made the matters worse..but no one talking about the hooman rights of these poor addicts. 60 Minutes' 3-part opioid investigation ...records sh...
by chanakyaa
05 Oct 2018 07:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2402
Views: 301561

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

Between uncle and china, if anyone who has bugged the entire digital world the most is not china. Not saying that chinese are saints. There is a reason why major microprocessor, chip makers, and software operating system makers are firmly under uncle's tight control. Looks like we are okay being bug...
by chanakyaa
04 Oct 2018 16:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources...
by chanakyaa
27 Sep 2018 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

As far as the Euro has come, it still remains fundamentally flawed by virtue of being a product of the fundamentally flawed Eurozone. Any monetary integration without fiscal integration is bound to be problematic. And the Euroarea contains 19 different fiscal policies operating almost entirely deli...
by chanakyaa
26 Sep 2018 07:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Europe's support of Eye-ran Noo-klear deal has created some interesting technical challenges. As Eye-ran gets cut off from SWIFT, it becomes a challenge for European firms to continue to do bijjness with eye-ran; thus a need for an alternative payment system, which rus and cheen would be very happy ...
by chanakyaa
23 Sep 2018 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Presenting: Nordic Hawala Case While Natoo was busy protecting Estonia from non-existent Rus threat, Danish bank Danske was busy hawala-ing billions for malign-influence clients. Strategically, part of screw tightening is slowing controlling rus money transfers, thus lot of geopolitical/geoeconomics...
by chanakyaa
21 Sep 2018 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Yes. Not important how the oil/gas is priced, but payment is desired to be in Euro (or Rupees etc). Theoretically, paying for other's efforts, property, services, or commodities using your money is dream come true. Unfortunately, EU being the largest consumer of energy products pays in someone else'...
by chanakyaa
17 Sep 2018 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

(PDF Link) State of the European Union - 2018 Probably last address by President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. One quote..."By next year, we should also address the international role of the euro. The euro is 20 years young and has already come a long way – despite its critics. It is n...
by chanakyaa
16 Sep 2018 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1945
Views: 162213

Re: Understanding the US- Again

anyone looking for insights into how the american political system currently operates should watch a documentary called "Get me Roger Stone" fascinating insights into the man, and his career from Nixon to Trump and yes, even Pakistan gets a mention or two in there +1 glad you mentioned. W...
by chanakyaa
14 Sep 2018 06:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Caspian Report on recent declines in emerging market currencies vis a vis USD...especially highlighting how Turkey may have been trapped with huge debt ($200bn??) due in 2019 which if not addressed can be a big problem for the Sultan. Looks like China has entered as usual with a helping hand. Same p...
by chanakyaa
05 Sep 2018 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1946
Views: 188567

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

AN INDIA ECONOMIC STRATEGY TO 2035

A report to the Australian Government by Mr Peter N Varghese
by chanakyaa
02 Sep 2018 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6595

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

Will they ever learn? Not 30 years ago, just yesterday, and hot off the press. (sorry, not trying to derail much serious subject on the dhaga).

Aretha Franklin bishop sorry after 'groping' Ariana Grande
by chanakyaa
31 Aug 2018 18:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248428

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

... Indians(by culture) are not able to consider or acknowledge the rivals PoV. A refusal to acknowledge a foreign culture with a thought process independent of the moral dilemmas presented in the many Indic stories... Hoping mods don’t get too upset, with a minor digression here. You have repeated...
by chanakyaa
27 Aug 2018 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1945
Views: 162213

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Why India Should Be Rooting For Trump In His Efforts To Weaken The US Dollar https://swarajyamag.com/economy/why-india-should-be-rooting-for-trump-in-his-efforts-to-weaken-the-us-dollar Sadly, Mr. Jagannathan does not specify what "rooting for" exactly means and, assuming it is actionable...
by chanakyaa
27 Aug 2018 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6595

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

After decades of silence, nuns talk about abuse by priests VATICAN CITY (AP) — The nun no longer goes to confession regularly, after an Italian priest forced himself on her while she was at her most vulnerable: recounting her sins to him in a university classroom nearly 20 years ago. At the time, t...
by chanakyaa
27 Aug 2018 04:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Here is a 5 part series from WIRED on Israeli attempt at transforming the region (including Palestinians) into a technology and innovation hub. Covers Israeli Silicon Wadi (valley) and more... From 2017, so I hope it is not duplicate. Holy Land: The Era of Permanent Revolution (Part 1/5) | Future Ci...
by chanakyaa
17 Aug 2018 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Now that you are in financial trouble, time to take your wife and children.

Venezuela creditors eye oil assets in battle over unpaid debt (Behind paywall :( )
by chanakyaa
15 Aug 2018 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 591
Views: 47153

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

If Err-do-gand wanted to do a deal of exchanging each other's trash, why would he trade the pastor for a low-level Turkish national held in Esrael on dubious charges, instead of Fart-hullah Goolen? Considering Fart-hullah Goolen's profile comes up as "stateless".
by chanakyaa
14 Aug 2018 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1604
Views: 193884

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^ Donesn't matter. We don't want to nitpick here. One innocent life lost is one too many.
by chanakyaa
14 Aug 2018 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1604
Views: 193884

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I've another idea. How about using good sardars inside India's border to take on nasty sardars outside of India border (YooK)? Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Lawsuit What if a private rastrawadi Sikh organization in India, prepared, vocalized a massive criminal and civil lawsuit against the not-so- Royal...
by chanakyaa
13 Aug 2018 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Central Asia - News & Discussions
Replies: 76
Views: 3238

Re: Central Asia - News & Discussions

Russia, Iran and other states agree on Caspian Sea access
The five countries bordering the inland sea have been at odds over the waterway since the fall of the Soviet Union. The deal could pave the way for the development of valuable oil and gas projects.
by chanakyaa
10 Aug 2018 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92574

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Thanksgiving came too early. Wonder what will Turkey do to its valentine's day cards received from all these years from Nay-To Escalating sanctions could cripple Turkey’s economy Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god' Turkey Tariffs: Aluminum will now be ...
by chanakyaa
10 Aug 2018 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 314003

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

This is for Murugan saar. http://www.steiner-verlag.de/typo3temp/pics/496e2552a5.jpg Mining, Metallurgy and Minting in the Middle Ages: Vol. I: Asiatic Supremacy, 425-1125 I came across a series of three volume research by Ian Blanchard on the subject of Metals, Mining, Metallurgy, and Coins. These...
by chanakyaa
10 Aug 2018 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1945
Views: 162213

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Oil price crash of of 2014 was a classic example. From $150 to $27, led to such a drastic readjustment of energy assets around the world that many energy companies went bankrupt, eventually shifting dirt cheap assets in hands of the powerful; who rode it to its former glory 4 years later. Don't beli...
by chanakyaa
03 Aug 2018 17:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 945
Views: 118952

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

+++ Other than the mil (and laund grab) aspects that other posters talk about, "investing" is just the means to an end, not end itself. So what is the "end"? What prevents the new non-Indian e-Commerce giants in India from flooding Indian market with Made (or Assembled) In Cheen/...
by chanakyaa
03 Aug 2018 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3021
Views: 206481

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Before the reader embarks on reading this pdf, may I ask, what are the odds of Shmuel Bar, a former Eye-DF intelligence officer (30+ years), providing a balanced view of the psyche of Eye-ran and its population?

https://www.hudson.org/experts/676-shmuel-bar
by chanakyaa
01 Aug 2018 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4027
Views: 322814

Re: Internal Security Watch

Identification is first necessary step RoyG sir, if not today by modi they can be deported tomorrow. I hope all BJP and ally states do so soon. the illegals will only be left with south India and PB at the most to resettle. You're dreaming too. Bjp will not deport millions. This is an election gimm...
by chanakyaa
31 Jul 2018 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2141
Views: 253710

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

US warns against IMF bailout for Pakistan that aids China - reuters A successful experiment called Pakistan, first against India and now selectively against China will continue. Money to Napakis will continue to flow. What is interesting is how uncle quickly disassociated itself from Napakis only a...

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