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by devesh
16 Mar 2018 13:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2282
Views: 199248

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Tillerson getting fired is a solid sign of the old Cold-War complex re-taking its hold on US foreign policy. Pompeo is a compromise candidate of sorts. Not completely in the Clinton-Albright-Brzezinski school of thought, but sufficiently "mainstream" and subservient to Trump to please the ...
by devesh
08 Mar 2018 13:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517041

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia is attempting to build a buffer on southern frontier. That's the only reasoning which makes sense, given Russia's actions. Nothing else makes sense. We would have had some leverage if we had made sure there was no land bridge between China and Pak. For years now, it has been clear to me that ...
by devesh
07 Jan 2018 09:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2631
Views: 339824

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

^ Right on Japan, etc .... But to become THE dominant global power China has to dislodge US from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and restrict it to the east of Guam. China cannot even become THE dominant power in Asia with US still sitting at its doorsteps in Taiwan and Korea at least. Eleven has declared 204...
by devesh
27 Dec 2017 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 843
Views: 70872

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

ISIS and Taliban are two sides of the same coin. Russian/American/Chinese propaganda notwithstanding. There was a prediction a while ago on BRF that Pak and Afg are headed towards an "islamic union". Also, see the spectacle of Pak state bowing to every Islamic group and its demands. Even c...
by devesh
07 Dec 2017 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 260197

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I suppose, but all the MSM is claiming that it won't be Namrata and it will be Mike. I would expect (hope) Namrata to understand India's perspective. But given current information, we should prepare for Pompeo. I wouldn't expect that. She has to be loyal to her country interests. something tells me...
by devesh
05 Nov 2017 05:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517041

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The real sticking point between Russia and PRC could be the Far East. But Chinese are not fools. They would not venture into that theater without first neutralizing India. THat's the chicken and egg problem for Bharat. This Russo-Chinese understanding would collapse if only the US could open its eye...
by devesh
27 Oct 2017 05:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 225
Views: 21931

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Rocket Man needs to watch out. Xi might test out the kinks in his new party and CMC structure to make changes in NK. Xi has shown no signs that he respects KJ. I think PRC elites would rather prefer a more pliant regime in NoKo which doesn't draw so much attention.
by devesh
02 Oct 2017 10:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 962748

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2212 (apologies if already posted previously)! Who in China Instigated Doklam Stand – off? And Why? Paper No. 6306 Dated 21-Sept-2017 By Bhaskar Roy After over two month long military stand-off, the soldiers of India and China on the Doklam Plateau (claimed by B...
by devesh
12 Aug 2017 03:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 962748

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Nightwatch from August 10: That commentary and the series of high level statements signified the activation of China’s crisis management system and that the leadership was in crisis management mode for India. Based on that judgment, NightWatch wrote that within a week the Chinese would issue another...
by devesh
08 Aug 2017 08:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 962748

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Iyersan wrote:
devesh wrote:KGS Nightwatch is predicting that Chinese have decided to use force if India doesn't comply with their demands. Their analysis is that Chinese rhetoric shows signs that they're not simply bluffing.

Link Sir?


Paid service.
by devesh
08 Aug 2017 07:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 962748

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

KGS Nightwatch is predicting that Chinese have decided to use force if India doesn't comply with their demands. Their analysis is that Chinese rhetoric shows signs that they're not simply bluffing.
by devesh
03 Aug 2017 22:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 962748

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I think this Chinese threat at the border has thrown into sharp focus India's lack of a cohesive strategy to identify, nurture ,focus and apply the concept of "national strength" to serve the interests of India's national security. National strength flows from economic strength which in t...
by devesh
13 Jun 2017 12:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 236318

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Caroline Glick's reading of the Qatar situation: http://carolineglick.com/qatar-trump-and-the-art-of-the-double-deal/ US President Donald Trump has been attacked by his ubiquitous critics for his apparent about-face on the crisis surrounding Qatar. In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Trump sided firmly wi...
by devesh
08 Mar 2017 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4520
Views: 776402

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

An appropriate question: what incentive does France have to help India overcome US engine monopoly of GE? Secondly, US and France are treaty partners and firmly within the Atlanticist alliance. Why would one of them help break the monopoly of the other in military tech to a 3rd party which continues...
by devesh
17 Feb 2017 09:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 236318

Re: Understanding US thread-III

saip wrote:During campaign he thrived on leaks. Asked Russia to hack, praised wikileaks. Now the shoe is on the other foot, welcome to the real world.


Those leaks were non-governmental. He didn't encourage govt enployees, especially Intel bureaucrats, to leak info.
by devesh
15 Feb 2017 13:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 236318

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Disappointing. DT needs to clean-sweep out his acquired team of DC experts. He should have brazened it out over Flynn/Rooskies saying, hey, Obama tried to start WW3 with Russia 10 days before my inauguration, so I sent Flynn to calm down the Russians and promise better relations down the line becau...
by devesh
14 Feb 2017 09:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 413470

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Michael Flynn resigns.
by devesh
07 Feb 2017 11:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 962748

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

China pumping huge amount of money into Nepal causing discomfort to India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-watches-warily-as-china-further-ramps-up-fdi-into-nepal/articleshow/57008982.cms Precisely why China carries along as it does. Everything that happens simply causes discomfort to...
by devesh
04 Feb 2017 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 236318

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Keep fingers crossed or whatever through midnight CST. 80,000+ evil Great Satanites congregating in one nice confined space. They HAVE banned all aircraft flight including drones, and grounded one who tried flying over the practice field. Declared a No Drone Zone. But have they declared it a No Tru...
by devesh
26 Jan 2017 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 721
Views: 98495

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

svinayak wrote:CPEC is key for India
CPEC is freedom to India and India can play a longer game


What? How?
by devesh
26 Jan 2017 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517041

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The Russia equation will flip again as soon as Erdogan delivers a solid underhand to Putin. It's Molotov-Ribbenterop redux. A matter of when, not if. But I do agree on this: time is coming where we should be prepared to deal with Moscow on equal terms, not as a military-tech buyer with too much depe...
by devesh
22 Jan 2017 09:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 236318

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Dipanker wrote:
Singha wrote:calm down bro :rotfl:


Calm down? Are you kidding me?!!

600 protest world wide, more than 300 in good ol' USA, absolutely massive crowds!

This is repudiation of Trump, of all those who voted for him, and all those who support him.



Down the rabbit hole again.
by devesh
15 Jan 2017 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517041

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

What stands in India's way is the self-imposed nonsense of not crossing LoC. Present govt's decision to go across and strike in Paki occupied territory w/o making a secret of it is a good first step. But needs to be followed up. Until we take back PoK and establish our own corridor to CA - we'll be ...
by devesh
14 Jan 2017 07:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 236318

Re: Understanding US thread-III

i disagree - its not good for DT's credibility its not good for the US government's credibility - so on the institutional point I do agree the media are not more wary, they will continue to do what they do, some responsibly, others irresponsibly. DT has taken advantage of this for himself, so he ca...
by devesh
14 Jan 2017 00:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 236318

Re: Understanding US thread-III

the point about the leaked steele report is that whichever angle you look at it from and whatever you think about its veracity, damage to the next president of the US has been done its not just the democrats who gain from that, probably they gain the least Nope. Doesn't look that way to me. So far ...
by devesh
06 Jan 2017 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 753
Views: 112236

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Unless Putin faces a reversal in Syria (perhaps through Turkish treachery) or a renewed Chechen Jihad backed by the sunni monarchies with tacit Turkish approval - current Russian trajectory will continue.

Putin is showing signs of being too clever. Tactically brilliant moves (aka...)
by devesh
06 Jan 2017 07:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517041

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The sooner we /the GOI realise that the US is a tired player in AfPak. Unless Trump ups the ante there,or strikes a deal with Putin,we're going to be up the creek without a paddle supporting any regime that has Russia against it. True, at this point for US and Russia Af/Pak is largely a geo-politic...
by devesh
28 Dec 2016 11:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 413470

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Fair has a short fuse.
by devesh
28 Dec 2016 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 721
Views: 98495

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Pay attention to the virtual collapse of US-Israel strategic alliance. Trump might be able to reverse some of it, but won't be able to turn the clock back. I think the US-Israel bonhomie that existed before Obama - is now gone. Obama is an example of a statesman who pursues the inverse of strategy i...
by devesh
28 Dec 2016 06:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517041

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

X-post from Levant crisis thread: Unfortunately, Russia is more than happy to align itself with Islamist States like Pakistan and Turkey where Unkill is willing to disengage its alliance. this seems to be turning true, India needs to do tight rope walk. While we seem to be moving in West orbit, geog...
by devesh
28 Dec 2016 05:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11818
Views: 749620

Re: Levant crisis - III

Unfortunately, Russia is more than happy to align itself with Islamist States like Pakistan and Turkey where Unkill is willing to disengage its alliance. this seems to be turning true, India needs to do tight rope walk. While we seem to be moving in West orbit, geographical proximity to Cheena &...
by devesh
28 Dec 2016 05:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11818
Views: 749620

Re: Levant crisis - III

if russia wants to underwrite turkeys fight with the kurds then have at it and jump right in..... I suspect erdogan is schizo anyway...... can't help islamic meglomania that is operating in turkey can't fight and tough on civilians......idiot decapitated their military and blamed it on the US.... :...
by devesh
23 Dec 2016 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517041

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I also think the situation is going to get a lot worse before it could get better. Pakis need to do the needful for us to use that as a noose around their neck. So it's still a waiting game. But preparation must continue for what's coming. War is inevitable. We cannot be held hostage by Pakis indefi...
by devesh
23 Dec 2016 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517041

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

.... Mil-hardware p0rn is a sorry brand of wool for Russian apologists to pull over Indian eyes in this regard. Russia has demonstrated that in terms of actively pursued geopolitical interests, it is rapidly developing into an overtly hostile power with utter disregard for India's security and terr...
by devesh
23 Dec 2016 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517041

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Should we start gaming how Russian geopolitics will evolve with DT? DT is going to use the sanctions as a negotiation ploy. So sanctions might come off. But not without quid-pro-quo from Russia. Like basing rights in CA or something like that. If DT can extract basing in CA, it neutralizes Pak black...
by devesh
22 Dec 2016 04:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517041

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The other possibility is that Putin is increasingly becoming transactional. And looking purely at short term moves. Either he thinks India doesn't have the will to enter CA. Or he thinks such a possibility is so distant in the future that he can't sit around waiting for it.
by devesh
20 Dec 2016 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 721
Views: 98495

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

"India will feel surrounded and violated": I've never seen PRC's string of pearls strategy being described as having a "violating" effect on India. "surrounded and violated" is peculiarly specific choice of wording. May I ask why you feel this way, Farooq?
by devesh
20 Dec 2016 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517041

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

But killing an ambassador is different. Even the US with its CENTCOM didn't really do much of a shock and awe after Stephens was killed in Benghazi. How Putin interprets this vis-a-vis his projection of Russian strength to his people (Russian masses) is something to be watched.
by devesh
20 Dec 2016 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 517041

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russian response to assassinations and the like is similar to Israelis. Covert action to track and kill everyone involved.

There were reports about 6 months ago that one of the Turkmen militia members to took down the Su-34 was killed in a car bomb in Turkey.

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