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by ricky_v
05 Aug 2020 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1017
Views: 94883

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Well gents, I bid adieu, this forum has become really cloistered in its viewpoint, even mods get in with the name calling, discussing things even minutely out of the prescribed thinking riles certain people emotionally which is an odd reaction for an online forum and there are many instances of shou...
by ricky_v
05 Aug 2020 09:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 241712

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Indeed, objectivity is needed, when fluffing up a country that is desperately trying to stay relevant beyond Expo2020 (which went south due to Corona) and oil shocks in the neighbourhood. As per those who used to run the middle-east, now streaming back to India, their pockets are deep. Infact they ...
by ricky_v
05 Aug 2020 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 241712

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

https://theconversation.com/uae-mars-mission-extraordinary-feat-shows-how-space-exploration-can-benefit-small-nations-143038 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) successfully launched its Mars mission dubbed “Al Amal”, or “Hope”, from the Tanegashima Space Centre in southern Japan on July 20. This is the...
by ricky_v
05 Aug 2020 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 241712

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-middle-east-53656328 ebanon's Prime Minsiter Hassan Diab has said it is "unacceptable" that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate were being stored in a warehouse. "I will not rest until we find the person responsible for what happened so we can hold th...
by ricky_v
04 Aug 2020 04:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965250

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

https://warontherocks.com/2020/07/people-win-wars-the-pla-enlisted-force-and-other-related-matters/ In the late 1990s, China’s senior military leadership decided to build a professional noncommissioned officer (NCO) corps. Yet, 40 years after the Chinese military began its long-term modernization p...
by ricky_v
02 Aug 2020 05:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965250

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

https://www.axios.com/us-sanctions-china-paramilitary-xinjiang-xpcc-41e29c92-9649-4e47-9e91-a7f78330d4d8.html The Trump administration has announced it will sanction the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), a paramilitary organization operating in Xinjiang, Background: Little known ou...
by ricky_v
01 Aug 2020 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833034

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^If the image is on the site that you are posting from, open it in a new tab and paste the url within the img tags here. If you want to post an image from your hard drive, upload it to some image hosting site such as imgbb, once uploaded, copy the url and paste here. Some portions need to be trimmed...
by ricky_v
01 Aug 2020 06:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 930
Views: 184261

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53409521#:~:text=The%20world%20is%20ill%2Dprepared,the%20end%20of%20the%20century. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/168BB/production/_113374329_projected_population640-nc.png Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking population...
by ricky_v
31 Jul 2020 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4604
Views: 759413

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The psyche of the west can be much clearly understood if one assumes human history to be ~450 years old, as is prevalent in the west. From this assumption, you have the following chronology: 1) Slavery existed with the europeans as masters and the sub-saharans as slaves; besides this, slavery never ...
by ricky_v
31 Jul 2020 10:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2942
Views: 143826

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

There is not much discourse on the eu's decision for the federal bond and its implications for the future. Primarily, Huntington's clash may yet come to pass but these earlier theorists' assumption that the civil structure of their nations would remain unchanged may have been the most egregious assu...
by ricky_v
28 Jul 2020 16:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 1368
Views: 128128

Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

On Tuesday 28 July 2020, we will celebrate the Start of Machine Assembly at ITER in the virtual presence of French President Emmanuel Macron and government leaders from the seven ITER Members.

by ricky_v
27 Jul 2020 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2942
Views: 143826

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

http://archive.is/ntNgm Francis Fukuyama’s central contention still rings true: There is no conceivable ideological rival to liberal democracy. “The end of history will be a very sad time,” he wrote, “I have the most ambivalent feelings” about it. He lamented the passing of the heroic age of mankin...
by ricky_v
27 Jul 2020 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1688
Views: 205350

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

https://thediplomat.com/2020/07/chinas-bhutan-gambit/ Since early June, China has laid claim to the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, which covers an area of 650 sq km and lies in Bhutan’s eastern district of Trashigang. The Sakteng sanctuary adjoins West Kameng district and Tawang disticts in India’s Ar...
by ricky_v
26 Jul 2020 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706544

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Just another day in america.. https://i.4cdn.org/pol/1595756875295.png https://www.themix.net/2020/07/three-federal-officers-blinded-by-lasers-used-by-portland-riots/?utm_campaign=SU07242020&utm_source=newsletter_email_07242020&utm_medium=email&source=SUCI https://twitter.com/xpdinero/st...
by ricky_v
26 Jul 2020 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965250

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

https://twitter.com/TruthAbtChina/status/1287184368486817793 CONFIRMED: The CCP put up posters in Beijing instructing people to go to underground bunkers if the alarm goes off signaling they are at war. The poster reads: "How to quickly enter the wartime civil air defense facility after you he...
by ricky_v
23 Jul 2020 06:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965250

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

https://www.wionews.com/world/chinas-flood-crisis-deepens-as-several-dams-may-collapse-315235 China's Guang-Xi region's dam has collapsed. It was built in 1965 and could hold more than 195 thousand cubic meters of water which is good enough to fill 78 Olympic size swimming pools. However, the dam h...
by ricky_v
22 Jul 2020 13:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1141
Views: 181648

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

https://archive.is/H9nI0 Turkish resource surveys to the south and east of the Greek island of Kastellorizo ​​will commence today and will occur until August 2, Attaleia (Ἀττάλεια, Turkish: Antalya) hydrographic service in Turkey announced, as already reported by Greek City Times. This has provoked...
by ricky_v
21 Jul 2020 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 379920

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://theconversation.com/uae-mars-mission-extraordinary-feat-shows-how-space-exploration-can-benefit-small-nations-143038 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) successfully launched its Mars mission dubbed “Al Amal”, or “Hope”, from the Tanegashima Space Centre in southern Japan on July 20. This is the...
by ricky_v
21 Jul 2020 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1652
Views: 202417

Re: India-EU News & Analysis

Not India related. https://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/the_big_engine_that_might_how_france_and_germany_can_build_a_geopolitical_e https://www.ecfr.eu/page/-/the_big_engine_that_might_how_france_and_germany.pdf ECFR sent invitations to complete the questionnaire by email to foreign ministries, ...
by ricky_v
19 Jul 2020 07:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965250

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

Posting bean counting expert advice by us settled indian here as do not want to profane the military thread. This piece is either a masterful bait or it heralds a new beginning in outrage lolnarlism. https://nationalinterest.org/feature/4-reasons-why-india-couldnt-win-war-china-165053 Amit Gupta is ...
by ricky_v
18 Jul 2020 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3203
Views: 332301

Re: Iran News and Discussions

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/07/egypt-suez-canal-global-trade-iran-sea-route-competition.html https://cdni.rt.com/media/pics/2020.07/original/5f02eda642360446741c0dfd.jpg The Iranian Chabahar Free Trade Zone Organization announced July 5 that trade connections to Mumbai, Hamburg ...
by ricky_v
16 Jul 2020 13:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Central Asia - News & Discussions
Replies: 91
Views: 9788

Re: Central Asia - News & Discussions

https://eurasianet.org/fighting-between-armenia-and-azerbaijan-widens Fierce fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continued for a third day, with a reported 11 soldiers on both sides killed. Both sides also reported the other attacking civilian settlements in what appears to be a widening confli...
by ricky_v
10 Jul 2020 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706544

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://archive.is/deZZF The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that much of eastern Oklahoma falls within an Indian reservation, a decision that could reshape the criminal-justice system by preventing state authorities from prosecuting offenses there that involve Native Americans. “The State’s abilit...
by ricky_v
10 Jul 2020 06:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 322
Views: 48641

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

A bit dated, feb 2020 https://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/viral-alarm-when-fury-overcomes-fear n July 2018, the Tsinghua University professor Xu Zhangrun published an unsparing critique of the Chinese Communist Party and its Chairman of Everything, Xi Jinping. Xu warned of the dang...
by ricky_v
03 Jul 2020 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965250

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

https://i.4cdn.org/pol/1593738733188.jpg https://smallcaps.com.au/china-counterfeit-gold-scandal-wuhan-kingold-jewelry-fake-bars-loans/ One of China’s largest gold jewellery manufacturers, Wuhan-based and NASDAQ-listed Kingold Jewelry, is being accused of depositing fake gold bars as collateral to ...
by ricky_v
02 Jul 2020 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 930
Views: 184261

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

https://www.rt.com/russia/493482-russia-vote-constitution-preliminary-results/ Exit polls after the Russian constitutional vote show 71 percent of the country supported the proposed amendments while just over 28 percent were opposed. The changes are major updates to Russia's most important legal do...
by ricky_v
30 Jun 2020 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 930
Views: 184261

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2020/06/29/us-could-buy-turkeys-russia-made-s-400-under-senate-proposal/ The U.S. would be able to buy Turkey’s Russian-made S-400 air defense system under legislation proposed in the Senate last week. The proposal is one powerful lawmaker’s attempt to alleviate...
by ricky_v
28 Jun 2020 04:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1070970

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ :lol: I can assure you sir, there have been more than a few of such databases. There has to be more than mere jealousy to explain the fact of their expulsion from 108 nations to date; read the protocols of the elders of Zion, it is a good starting point to understand what plagues the world today.
by ricky_v
27 Jun 2020 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706544

Re: Understanding the US - Again

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by ricky_v
27 Jun 2020 09:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1176
Views: 109602

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by ricky_v
27 Jun 2020 09:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1176
Views: 109602

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

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by ricky_v
25 Jun 2020 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965250

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

^But it is not our war solely, everyone is out to get everyone else, whether for something tangible or for the heck of it. My 2 paise, only the subcontinent is of interest to india civilizationally, the definition of what this subcontinent means may differ, and the only area where the country will a...
by ricky_v
25 Jun 2020 09:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 930
Views: 184261

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/06/03/sp060320-remarks-to-world-economic-forum-the-great-reset Remarks to World Economic Forum Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF So, what would it take for historians to look back at this crisis as the moment of a Great Reset? From the perspectiv...
by ricky_v
25 Jun 2020 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 241712

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/06/gulf-state-gcc-exodus-saudi-arabia-wokers-uae-kuwait.html Now, as the outflow of educated professionals also begins, their exodus carries risks for Middle Eastern economies, as many lucrative economic sectors could virtually collapse. Having few lo...
by ricky_v
25 Jun 2020 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965250

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

Admins, can we have a separate china watch thread for discussion of news from that country?, this thread's mandate is not broad enough. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-china-satellite/china-puts-final-satellite-into-orbit-to-try-to-rival-gps-network-idUSKBN23U08P China on Tuesda...
by ricky_v
25 Jun 2020 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 930
Views: 184261

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2020/06/23/putins_new_nuclear_doctrine_115405.html In June 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an edict on “On the foundations of state policy in the field of nuclear deterrence.”[1] This is a first because the previous versions of this document w...
by ricky_v
21 Jun 2020 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sahel-Maghreb-coastal africa : news and discussions
Replies: 62
Views: 4929

Re: Sahel-Maghreb-coastal africa : news and discussions

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/egypt-el-sisi-orders-army-ready-missions-200620153149555.html Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has ordered his army to be ready to carry out any mission inside or outside the country to protect its national security amid tensions over Turkey's intervent...

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