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by panduranghari
26 Jun 2017 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 468
Views: 34054

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

I agree CPEC means China has decide Pakistan is not viable and hence has taken over. The CPEC chief is de-facto Chinese Viceroy of Pakistan. If China has taken over TSP, I see no US role there. The extra troops in Af-Pak are to ensure India doesn't move in during the interregnum. Its to support the...
by panduranghari
25 Jun 2017 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups
Replies: 647
Views: 23363

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

Can anyone just give a 10 point precis about the advantage of NSG membership?
by panduranghari
25 Jun 2017 02:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 307506

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

It is all a win win for India.. Avoiding fossil fuels will help with balance of payments, since India does not have this stuff. Not correct saar. Indian demand for oil and gold is price insensitive. Its been shown with data. Raise price to whatever level. Even at $147/bbl did not dampen our oil dem...
by panduranghari
25 Jun 2017 02:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 307506

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

I can only wish India gets as ruthless and as farsighted a strategist as Zbig or Kissinger. I agree. But I have to ask- was Kissinger and or Zbig farsighted? Yes I think Kissinger was ruthless. We have had people like K Subramanyam, who was far sighted too. Did India have the muscle to be ruthless?...
by panduranghari
18 Jun 2017 12:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 234
Views: 15000

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

regarding the building fire, Theresa May govt has ordered a reveiw of all 4600+ tall buildings all over UK for fire safety measures. Grenfell tower is the new Hillsborough disaster. Almost all houses in the blighty are old. And people call such houses- houses with character. Call them old. Demolish...
by panduranghari
15 Jun 2017 20:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 687
Views: 23713

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

how much do you trust the models you built or were involved with? In financial parlance, capital is Tier 1 or 2 or 3. Tier 1 is marked to market, tier 2 is marked to models and tier 3 is marked to fantasy. Climate data at the moment is either tier 2 or 3. There is nothing directly linking the data ...
by panduranghari
15 Jun 2017 20:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3788
Views: 90277

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Steven Bregman’s Grant’s Fall 2016 Presentation on the ETF Divide

Watch it while you can. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee....
by panduranghari
15 Jun 2017 03:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 490
Views: 48741

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

ramana wrote:
"Delando est Pakistan!"


Insha Ganesha.
by panduranghari
15 Jun 2017 03:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 387
Views: 26974

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Pentagon selling $12 Billion F15s to Qatar 2 weeks after selling $110 Billion worth arms to Saudi Barbaria.
by panduranghari
15 Jun 2017 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 387
Views: 26974

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Reading Rudradev ji fine analysis in collection of good posts thread and Grand Strategies Literature Statecraft by Charles Hill which was circulated via email sometime back would be benefit. It will perhaps put a light on how Trump's US government thinks about the world. Towards An American Realpoli...
by panduranghari
14 Jun 2017 14:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 234
Views: 15000

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Chetak ji, Thanks for linking Ashok Malik's tweet. I do not agree needless to say. I find its very funny for someone who does not live in UK making a comment about how UK committed suicide twice. Lutyens truly makes you immune from vargaries of real life. Anyway I prefer not to make others 'opinions...
by panduranghari
11 Jun 2017 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 234
Views: 15000

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

chetak wrote:twitter
The UK is truly a great country. Its voters have done the impossible and committed suicide twice in the matter of a year


Could you point to this tweet? Thanks.
by panduranghari
30 May 2017 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 468
Views: 34054

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

India accepts to CPEC. Sorry if I was not clear.
by panduranghari
30 May 2017 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 100620

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Expect more of this if Corbyn wins. And it seems more likely by the day. The media is painting him as a moron. That he is, there is no doubt. But like donaldo, le pen et al signify the move towards extreme right of the polity, the elevation of Corbyn will be the move towards extreme left of the poli...
by panduranghari
30 May 2017 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 468
Views: 34054

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Shiv saar, Rgosain ji has put political picture of US-China tango in perspective in the post above this one. Now what was Plaza Accord? The Plaza Accord or Plaza Agreement was an agreement between the governments of France, West Germany, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom, to depreciat...
by panduranghari
30 May 2017 19:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 468
Views: 34054

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

So i take it 'FTA with China in exchange for 80% of Aksai Chin, recognition of AP as Indian state, permanent seat at UNSC and NSG' is not 'worth it' in your opinion ? D. Great powers or nation states with ambitions of great power status, do not confirm to status quo world views- those views which h...
by panduranghari
30 May 2017 17:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 468
Views: 34054

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

yensoy wrote:OBOR is no Marshall Plan, make no mistake about it.


It seems like Plaza accord redux. I think US will give Indian interests a short shrift by agreeing to this new accord under the auspices of OBOR.
by panduranghari
27 May 2017 12:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 307506

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

94.

These guys must be vampires blessed with longevity.
by panduranghari
27 May 2017 12:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 387
Views: 26974

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Excellent article with perfect symphony of Xianity, Secularism and Democracy Indeed. There are apparently 3 types of thinkers: 1/those who think conceptually 2/those who think morally-is it sin or not 3/tribal thinkers- the will stick with a group think agreeing(even if reluctantly) with all ideas....
by panduranghari
23 May 2017 13:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 878
Views: 35526

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

DavidD, this is not propaganda website like you have in China. Debt market is data driven. Its a factual statement. Your bosses at Beijing might be able to grease the stock market thus improving the sentiment and making people feel they are becoming rich. If it was not the case, please explain this;...
by panduranghari
23 May 2017 13:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3788
Views: 90277

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

The deal in gold futures at COMEX is that the it can settled in cash. Make them settle in physical gold, you will see price of gold changing in unexpected ways. They are trying that at the Shaghai gold exchange. But the dollar settlement hangover does not want to go. London does not set the price a...
by panduranghari
23 May 2017 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 468
Views: 34054

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

ONE BELT-ONE ROAD So the Chinese government just had a huge party in Beijing, attended by 100 or so heads of government, where they announced the launching of the One Belt One Road initiative. They even had cute videos in English like this M0lJc3PMNIg But still, nobody has any idea what this is all...
by panduranghari
20 May 2017 21:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3788
Views: 90277

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

And that will achieve what exactly? Nation states do not need gold that much. We small people need it to establish our own credibility.
by panduranghari
20 May 2017 21:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 878
Views: 35526

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Or OBOR might be Plaza accord redux. Now that's a thought. Will tweet it.
by panduranghari
20 May 2017 21:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 878
Views: 35526

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

There is something odd going on with Chinese economy., earlier there was a massive flight of capital by individuals - resulting in inflated house prices in US. With this kind of frenzy., somebody is gonna hurt and somebody is gonna hurt very badly. Indeed. The funny thing is the debt market is driv...
by panduranghari
16 May 2017 20:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3788
Views: 90277

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Unintended consequences of QE.
by panduranghari
16 May 2017 19:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3788
Views: 90277

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

No Austin. That is not how it works. The central bank is in the control of the shorter end of the bond curve through setting rates, repo market, increased bond auctions etc. The market controls the longer end by demading more yield.. The central banks try to ensure the short term rates are lower tha...
by panduranghari
16 May 2017 13:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 387
Views: 26974

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Refugees are different from economic migrants. For Germany specifically, refugees are predominantly from Syria. Economic migrants are from North Africa, Eastern Europe, Brits, French, Hispanics and also Nordics. All flock to Germany for better life as there are no jobs elsewhere. Language problem no...
by panduranghari
16 May 2017 13:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 468
Views: 34054

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Cross post Chinese Bond Yield Inverts China’s $1.7 trillion government-bond market is exhibiting a new sign of stress: The yield on longer-term debt has fallen below that on shorter-term debt—an anomaly that some traders are blaming on Beijing’s efforts to reduce financial risk. Early on Thursday, t...
by panduranghari
16 May 2017 13:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3788
Views: 90277

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Chinese Bond Yield Inverts China’s $1.7 trillion government-bond market is exhibiting a new sign of stress: The yield on longer-term debt has fallen below that on shorter-term debt—an anomaly that some traders are blaming on Beijing’s efforts to reduce financial risk. Early on Thursday, the five-ye...
by panduranghari
15 May 2017 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 468
Views: 34054

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

IMHO, Indians should join hands with Chinese vis-a-vis OBOR project, since it will mutually benefit both parties. In order to survive and succeed in an interconnected and interdependent world, where global south nation states competing with global north, the only choice the regional actors have is ...
by panduranghari
30 Jan 2017 15:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150408

Re: Understanding US thread-III

I just had an insight into Trump movement in the USA. It is a revolt of the American 'shudras' against American 'vaishyas', 'kshatriyas' and 'brahmanas'. . csaurabh ji, https://www.amazon.com/Downfall-Capitalism-Communism-Study-History/dp/0333216458 This book was published by Prof Ravi Batra in 197...
by panduranghari
30 Jan 2017 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150408

Re: Understanding US thread-III

I find it incredible that germany and japan with per capita income and education level similar to usa are manufacturing powerhouse and huge exporter while usa let its sector wither away to china and everywhere but usa. Exorbitant priviledge and all that. For a nation who wants to be a reserve curre...
by panduranghari
30 Jan 2017 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150408

Re: Understanding US thread-III

"A businessman, by virtue of being successful, understand economics (or understands economics better than most)" is a ridiculous claim. Prove it. Dont run away. A businessman who understands how markets behave is successful. Those who do not understand this, fail. If it was not so, Yellen...
by panduranghari
27 Jan 2017 15:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 100620

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

GK,aka Rene,one of my fondest actors ever.Allo Allo and the gripping WW2 series which it lampooned, "Secret Army",are two of my most fav. tv series.Dad's Army another classic with a disastrous remake recently."I vill say ziss only vonce..." RIP Rene and may Lt.Gruber ever be at ...
by panduranghari
27 Jan 2017 15:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150408

Re: Understanding US thread-III

his record as a businessman is hotly debated... I accept that he was adept at playing the system, and he clearly has a lot of fans and just as the right likes to tell the left - shut up and get over it, I think blind devotion to trump (or any leader for that matter) without questioning is also not ...
by panduranghari
27 Jan 2017 15:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150408

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Rudradev wrote:
Yes sir. I have no doubt that we will, in fact, do far more than manage. With no need whatsoever of an alignment with the West.


RD saar,
100% agree with you. I have my own reasons for believing so. Could you if possible give your perspective?
by panduranghari
27 Jan 2017 15:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150408

Re: Understanding US thread-III

The real thing to note is that Trump is out to destroy the very system that the US spent the entire post-WW2 period building up in the first place. Or Trumpanzee has noticed the inevitability of the systemic failure, that he has chosen to re-establish one on his own terms. Those who want to be with...
by panduranghari
27 Jan 2017 14:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150408

Re: Understanding US thread-III

svenkat wrote:
LokeshC wrote:...


Good one,LokeshC ji.

Dipanker ji,
I am not *that* dumb.The post is about khujli to the Establishment from....


Its quite trite but for Dipanker everything that does not concur with his world view is CT, propaganda, whatnot.

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