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by chanakyaa
17 Sep 2018 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 667
Views: 84971

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: 1137
Views: 106451

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: 667
Views: 84971

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: 185988

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: 88
Views: 4927

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: 1725
Views: 214524

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: 1137
Views: 106451

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: 88
Views: 4927

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: 667
Views: 84971

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: 667
Views: 84971

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: 590
Views: 46104

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: 1553
Views: 182019

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: 1553
Views: 182019

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: 3091

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: 667
Views: 84971

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: 5049
Views: 305177

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: 1137
Views: 106451

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: 897
Views: 110148

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: 2999
Views: 199494

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: 3945
Views: 299593

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: 2003
Views: 230045

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...
by chanakyaa
27 Jul 2018 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2999
Views: 199494

Re: Iran News and Discussions

... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-27/donald-trump-may-be-prepared-to-strike-iran-sources-say/10037728 First official confirmation of trump admin plans to strike Official confirmation from Aussie neuj paper!! Nice. Aussies becoming good at peddling quality Turn-bull$hit down and under. ABC is g...
by chanakyaa
24 Jul 2018 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 488464

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

... Russki consumer goods are shoddy and unappealing. We already have trade with them on oil, gas, space tech, nuke reactors etc. ... Other areas of potential cooperation include fertilisers, gems and jewellery, and tourism What else would you be looking at?? Definitely, not the consumer goods. Com...
by chanakyaa
22 Jul 2018 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 488464

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Economic without the means to protect it is an invitation to disaster. Invasions today can and do take place without a shot being fired in anger. ... The military strength has to grow in a healthy balance with the growing economic heft otherwise we will be left bleeding in the dust by our enemies, ...
by chanakyaa
15 Jul 2018 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 488464

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India to go ahead with S-400 missile Nothing new here in the above link. I'm NO arms/defense expert to opine on the necessity of above purchase or the strategic value associated with it, but I don't like the fact that India is about to spend Rs. 39,000 crore on something that will contribute the le...
by chanakyaa
13 Jul 2018 19:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1137
Views: 106451

Re: Understanding the US- Again

... this all but guarantees a uk general election this year and several years of turmoil ahead Knowing this well, he appears in YooK for a state visit to plant the seeds of regime change. Very consistent behavior. In the meantime, I lost a bet with a friend on how many times word “special” was used...
by chanakyaa
12 Jul 2018 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11534
Views: 691403

Re: Levant crisis - III

RD saar, The IKU block you are referring to is really Israel (supported by ungle) bank rolled by KSA/UAE. With respect to Ruskies, there is nothing KSA/UAE has that it can offer to Ruskies (including any and all investments) except using the OPEC platform to keep oil prices elevated which is one thi...
by chanakyaa
11 Jul 2018 08:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2999
Views: 199494

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Invest of this magnitude is a positive thing, but I'm curious, do you know why they waited all these years to invest in 2018? Not that Indians just came out of caves and figured out how to use oil. If the refinery is Saudi/UAE investment, agreement would require that all the oil processed is Saudi/U...
by chanakyaa
11 Jul 2018 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2999
Views: 199494

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Well, lot of dhoti shivering being presented in the Indian MSM on Eye-ran subject, obviously keeping in mind not to pi$$-0ff ungle. Regardless of how dependable eye-ran is (irrelevant here), for India to loose its independence in determining who it should maintain relationship with and by how much (...
by chanakyaa
07 Jul 2018 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299593

Re: Internal Security Watch

[url=https://www.firstpost.com/india/narendra-modi-govts-bastar-development-offensive-showing-results-tribals-getting-first-taste-of-freedom-4632721.html] Fascinating read. Did not expect such initiative from Jairam Ramesh in 2011 (not that I know him personally, just arm chair perceptions). In sho...
by chanakyaa
04 Jul 2018 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 897
Views: 110148

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

That's just not the whole story. Apart from many other things, they are also now eying the Indian market access without reciprocity, and by shady access via India's bordering countries so as to make this part of the OBOR more viable for them. It is a late realization for the hans who now see almost...
by chanakyaa
22 Jun 2018 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 263274

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

ashish raval wrote:
We should be telling OPEC that if oil prices are not in region of 60 then...

Little off topic for this dhaga but your dream/desire or just wishful thinking may come true. Just may may, because it is a dog and pony show for now.

One Cartel going after other Cartel
by chanakyaa
21 Jun 2018 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2174
Views: 263274

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

India, China in talks to form bloc against Opec - Sanjay Dutta, ToI We should be telling OPEC that if oil prices are not in region of 60 then India will make electric vehicles tax Free and start establishing charging stations in the country everywhere including parking lots to reduce the dependence...
by chanakyaa
20 Jun 2018 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2275
Views: 360239

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

This is a master move. How we got here is good to recap.... Agree. I tried to pay some attention to RM's language on news channel after announcing the divorce. His criticism appears measured, not burning the bridges so to speak. Too early for 2019 predictions but it looks like the parties in JK wil...
by chanakyaa
20 Jun 2018 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1137
Views: 106451

Re: Understanding the US- Again

...this is one way of showing that he is serious to his core support... And that is the key. Putting a drama to your own constituency and attract anti-immigration support from Center left crowd. Now, all this is going on while fully supporting steady and tactical inflow of people which is the goal ...
by chanakyaa
14 Jun 2018 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 9198

Re: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - News & Discussion

India and China will soon be working together to lobby OPEC to drop the price of oil and bring in US crude. This is huge. India is using the US to boost its position within SCO. Ummhhh!!! Not sure I understand. Uncles has been thumping chest for being A big oil producer/exporter. Why not start star...
by chanakyaa
13 Jun 2018 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1725
Views: 214524

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is an interesting ongoing development I would like to highlight. This is in response to some dhoti shivering in response to India doing business with countries under sanction by ungle. In response, proposals were made to use gold, euro, crypto currency blah blah as an alternative to the YooS-t...
by chanakyaa
10 Jun 2018 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 667
Views: 84971

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

G(oodby)-7 drama is over. After lots of posturing and trade threats, the summit ended without any outcome. YeeYou and Kanada are not too happy with the spanking, as if they had any leverage going into the negotiations. This is what happens when a nation gives up its sovereignty by faking it as "...

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