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by chanakyaa
15 Jul 2018 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5356
Views: 473148

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: 742
Views: 69437

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: 11414
Views: 660806

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: 2953
Views: 189639

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: 2953
Views: 189639

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: 3829
Views: 271108

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: 795
Views: 96998

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: 1891
Views: 220275

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: 1891
Views: 220275

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: 2224
Views: 339971

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: 742
Views: 69437

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: 8751

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: 1513
Views: 181718

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: 595
Views: 73253

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 "...
by chanakyaa
08 Jun 2018 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 595
Views: 73253

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Country's fiscal management is not as great as the football team. IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Argentina on a Three-Year, US$50 Billion Stand-By Arrangement The Argentine authorities and IMF staff have reached an agreement on a 36-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) amounting to US$50 billion...
by chanakyaa
05 Jun 2018 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 742
Views: 69437

Re: Understanding the US- Again

When someone starts talking about national debt, you know it is time for mid-term or general elections...But, the number are mind numbing.

(CFR) The National Debt Dilemma
by chanakyaa
01 Jun 2018 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5356
Views: 473148

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

We are missing big picture here, like, can't see forest for trees. Lot of dhoti shivering as if this is 1998, subject to India playing it right!! There are two sides to the coin. What I mean by that is, YooS is as much interested in deep trading relationship with India as much as India is, and perha...
by chanakyaa
25 May 2018 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 798
Views: 64581

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

News of a blast at an Indian restaurant in Toronto. 10-15 ppl hurt.
by chanakyaa
25 May 2018 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 157620

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I am really surprised how people view Brexit as a negative thing when in reality none of those crap doomsday scenario has even close to materialisation and conversely UK has been growing steadily even in such a bumpy scenario. Ombaba even came down as preacher to advice People how to vote..lol. Peo...
by chanakyaa
24 May 2018 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 5752

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

What a unfortunate timing when schools in the wyestern hemisphere are over and desis are about to begin their pilgrimage back to the dear homeland.

Nipah Infection

CDC: Nipah Virus

Lessons from the Nipah virus outbreak in Malaysia.
by chanakyaa
21 May 2018 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2953
Views: 189639

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Sanctions or No Sanctions!! BritSh!ts are always there, extending a helping hand. Even Britsh!t ambassador was allegedly there at the contract signing...

Iran signs oil contract with UK's Pergas to develop Keranj field
by chanakyaa
21 May 2018 05:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 595
Views: 73253

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

And, the dance continues...

No details on how China reduces $200 billion in surplus. I'm sure this will be used to force Chinese open its economy (and financial markets) further to the Supa-pawa

U.S., China putting trade war on hold, Treasury's Mnuchin says
by chanakyaa
20 May 2018 06:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 595
Views: 73253

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

World Economic Forum Nah.. New Economic Forum (The forum’s inaugural session will be held November 6-8 in Beijing) For the past four decades, heads of state, celebrities and business elite have convened at the World Economic Forum, the yearly pilgrimage that merges debates on international problems...
by chanakyaa
19 May 2018 20:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 595
Views: 73253

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Martin Wolf writes for the Financial Times on international affairs. Lot of reflecting from obviously western pov with China as the new pawa...don't agree, but it is just one view.

How the West should judge a rising China (If you can't access try link below)

Other link
by chanakyaa
19 May 2018 07:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 595
Views: 73253

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

As pointed out earlier, when difference come up between EYou and YouYes about implementing sanctions imposed by either party which is not agreeable to the other party, things can get complicated when it comes to banking. Which means, cutting off Eye-ran from international messaging system (SWIFT) wh...
by chanakyaa
19 May 2018 05:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 724
Views: 100373

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

For those who have access to Netflix. Watched an interesting movie on fictional life of kids/people in the border areas of war torn Afg/Tajik. Not sure how politically correct the messaging is but worth the time. My apologies if already posted. http://thelandoftheenlightened.com/images/lote-gallery/...
by chanakyaa
14 May 2018 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2953
Views: 189639

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Sanctioning EYou companies for doing bijjness with Eyeran is not going to work because it is not just the energy sector but banking is involved too. Very soon Eyeran news will go on back burner for power politics and horse trading behind the scenes. In the meantime, China's CNPC ready to take over E...
by chanakyaa
13 May 2018 07:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 595
Views: 73253

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

... https://countryeconomy.com/countries/compare/argentina/pakistan How come Bakistan has no problem of free fall? Somehow bakistan always find some solution. Bakistan is in a worst position than Argentina. Country has been in moral free fall since its creation and economic free fall for at least 3...
by chanakyaa
11 May 2018 07:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 595
Views: 73253

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

x-posting from econ dhaga Argentina's socialist economy is in free fall. Presenting Argentina IMF Bailout 2.0 Argentina begins talks with IMF over financial aid Argentine Central Bank Holds Key Interest Rate at 40 Percent Argentina on brink of ECONOMIC MELTDOWN as inflation soars and peso plummets
by chanakyaa
11 May 2018 07:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4077
Views: 182069

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Anyone looking for investment idea and tired of perennial low interest rates? How about investing in Argentina, 40%+ interest payment ( but no guarantees of getting principal back ) :D Argentina's socialist economy is in free fall. Presenting Argentina IMF Bailout 2.0 Argentina begins talks with IMF...
by chanakyaa
10 May 2018 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11414
Views: 660806

Re: Levant crisis - III

Things are getting a little hot in Golan Heights...conflicting reports coming out

BREAKING: DOZENS OF ROCKETS LAUNCHED FROM SYRIA AT ISRAELI ARMY POSITIONS IN GOLAN HEIGHTS
by chanakyaa
09 May 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 742
Views: 69437

Re: Understanding the US- Again

In April 2018, there was a news that Eye-ran’s two airlines contracted with Rossiya to buy 40 passenger jets for $2bn. Eye-tan’s funds are still frojen, no?
by chanakyaa
09 May 2018 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 742
Views: 69437

Re: Understanding the US- Again

... Meanwhile, KSA is racing towards breakup and regime change. DT can see that plainly. ... Breakup?? Ritz-Carlton 1.0 brought Gabbar MBS, who has already opened protectorate's treasury coffers to ungle (ummah tech city, six flags, free solar electricity, entertainment, women empowerment, use weap...
by chanakyaa
07 May 2018 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 595
Views: 73253

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

As China continually reforms its capital markets, more and more its financial sector is opening up to foreign ownership.

China speeds up reforms opening finance sector to foreign ownership

BEIJING FINANCIAL MARKETS MATURE AS CHINA TURNS GRAY
by chanakyaa
05 May 2018 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 595
Views: 73253

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

... If you follow the work of Neil Strauss on the 4th turning, the situation India will be presented with going into the 1st turning from the current 4th turning is - new international institutions need to be built which India will take a lead in and small nation states will support this realignmen...

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