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by chanakyaa
13 Dec 2018 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2522
Views: 320443

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

...They will take a step back, regroup and try harder again. This talk of giving up is just naiive. They might end up giving Trump some concessions but move all their policies underground without trumpetting them - they had to do that to establish Xi's reign and its continuation. Big bold idea, pro...
by chanakyaa
12 Dec 2018 07:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 270
Views: 32186

Re: European Union: Positive News

the soldiers of the revolution seem to be native french not migrants. middle class people left behind by the capitalist system. Interesting. France is one of those countries with very labor friendly laws, and probably the last place where labor would feel threatened of getting hired/fired like in U...
by chanakyaa
11 Dec 2018 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 270
Views: 32186

Re: European Union: Positive News

My overactive imagination is saying what if this is another color revolution engineered... Such violent protests are not new, but, Is it possible that, in the realm such imagination, such engineering has been amp-ed up using available-for-hire-to-protest-newly-entered-green-jobless-immigrant-foot-s...
by chanakyaa
07 Dec 2018 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2522
Views: 320443

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

Canada arrests Chief Financial Officer of China’s Huawei Technologies The strange thing is that there is not a single picture or a sneaky video of this Huawei executive being arrested, taken away from her apartment or hotel, being taken to judge for hearing, Chinese ambassador rushing to court etc....
by chanakyaa
02 Dec 2018 19:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2229
Views: 268875

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

More checks coming... 'Instead of hard cash, China to provide multiple bailout packages to Pakistan' Early November, Prime Minister Imran Khan left for a maiden visit to China. Pakistan was to reportedly receive a $6 billion economic package, during the visit, to reduce its dependence on the Interna...
by chanakyaa
01 Dec 2018 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 713
Views: 94833

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Let us list the hits and misses of the year 2018 for World and India. Will start with World... - Acceleration of De-globalization / Protectionism (-) - North Korea moved back from the brink (+) - End of Syrian War (+) - Economic / Tech Cold War on Middle Kingdom (+/-) - Ukraine Converted to / Turne...
by chanakyaa
28 Nov 2018 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2141
Views: 181657

Re: Understanding the US - Again

... all evidences and proofs will be dismissed as fake news, deep state blah blah. there's a section of the country that's perfectly fine with traitor trump instead of crooked hilary. and another section which is in a bubble of different reality. it will all be left to "people's court" in...
by chanakyaa
22 Nov 2018 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2141
Views: 181657

Re: Understanding the US - Again

...East India mk2 will be the goal, or am I too paranoid/cynical? East India Co never really died conceptually. It crossed the At-lantic and became a global entity. One of the biggest drawbacks of the EIC was that it had to maintain ownership by physical presence in the kolonized countries in spite...
by chanakyaa
21 Nov 2018 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2141
Views: 181657

Re: Understanding the US - Again

You got that right. If you really care to know about the “other finance” read about GeeYee’s adventures in long term care and reinsurance Bizz. Chinese bought part of that Bizz fully knowing it is bad. I believe there was a Chinese bailout, but in exchange for what?
by chanakyaa
21 Nov 2018 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2141
Views: 181657

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I get little puzzled by the undue attention to Kasshoggi drama. MBS is muriki lapdog, which needs to be managed and controlled. MBS has effectively opened KSA's treasury by buying weapons and equipment, purchasing stakes in companies (Tess-la, OO-ber) when they are in trouble etc. etc. Why would any...
by chanakyaa
03 Nov 2018 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2141
Views: 181657

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: 713
Views: 94833

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: 11743
Views: 730474

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: 2141
Views: 181657

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: 713
Views: 94833

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: 2141
Views: 181657

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: 2141
Views: 181657

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: 2229
Views: 268875

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: 713
Views: 94833

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: 2141
Views: 181657

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: 2141
Views: 181657

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: 2522
Views: 320443

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: 713
Views: 94833

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: 713
Views: 94833

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: 713
Views: 94833

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: 713
Views: 94833

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: 713
Views: 94833

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: 713
Views: 94833

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: 2141
Views: 181657

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: 713
Views: 94833

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: 189389

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: 6748

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: 1962
Views: 251989

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: 2141
Views: 181657

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: 6748

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: 713
Views: 94833

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: 713
Views: 94833

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 :( )

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