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by A_Gupta
15 Nov 2019 18:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 8507

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Only as that empire fell apart in the second half of the 20th century did reliance on the concepts of jus soli and subjecthood start to waver. The British Nationality Act of 1948 created a “citizen” category, and in the 1970s and 1980s requirements for special ties to the United Kingdom were introd...
by A_Gupta
15 Nov 2019 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 8507

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

habal wrote:salman taseer's mother was british.

Exactly, and Salman Taseer is described as British Pakistani in some places.
by A_Gupta
15 Nov 2019 12:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 8507

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Some sources say Aatish Taseer has U.K. citizenship. If so how did he acquire that? Through his father’s side? (Born in London with a British-Pakistani father). It would be disingenuous to disown the father for OCI but claim him for U.K. citizenship. Does anyone know the reality?
by A_Gupta
14 Nov 2019 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Ilhan Omar exposed her Islamist face; now it is Trump and Graham’s turn. Fox News reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham blocks Armenian genocide resolution after meeting with Trump, Turkish president https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/politics/sen-lindsey-graham-blocks-armenian-genocide-resolution-...
by A_Gupta
14 Nov 2019 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^^ As we move decisively to combat separatism in Jammu & Kashmir, there is some talk today of its internationalization and hyphenation of our ties with Pakistan. This is thinking from the past, reflecting neither the strength of India, the mood of the nation nor the determination of the Govern...
by A_Gupta
14 Nov 2019 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3486
Views: 357292

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Indian foreign policy - important speech https://mea.gov.in/Speeches-Statements.htm?dtl/32038/External_Affairs_Ministers_speech_at_the_4th_Ramnath_Goenka_Lecture_2019 The purposeful pursuit of national interest in shifting global dynamics may not be easy; but it must be done. And the real obstacle t...
by A_Gupta
14 Nov 2019 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^Last I recall, for the US to covertly overthrow a foreign government outside of war is illegal. There were a number of statues violated. The reality is that this is nothing more than a coup. Impeachment has been the premise since 11PM on Tuesday 08 Nov 2016. Per which article of US Constitution,...
by A_Gupta
14 Nov 2019 10:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Understanding that President is not a sovereign king: In that same coin, it was and is also an abuse that the Obama administration spent billions to overthrow the democratically elected government of Ukraine in 2014. The warmonger senators like John McCain and Chris Murphy rallied around like cheer...
by A_Gupta
14 Nov 2019 10:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Conservatives Should Want to Impeach Trump Outsourcing U.S. diplomacy to Rudy Giuliani was a constitutional violation—one whose gravity Republicans might see if they weren’t so busy making excuses for the president. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/trumps-real-offense-was-outsourcin...
by A_Gupta
14 Nov 2019 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

And as one Trump-supporting evangelist said on the radio, Christians have to return to doing what Jesus commanded them to do, namely, evangelize.
by A_Gupta
14 Nov 2019 07:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Understanding that President is not a sovereign king: REP. PETER WELCH: The question is whether there was an abuse of that power. The president can fire an ambassador for any reason whatsoever. The president can change his policy as he did when he opened the door for Turkey to go in and invade, desp...
by A_Gupta
14 Nov 2019 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Trump and the Evangelists
https://apnews.com/09acb60e55594ee79914e7691fdcd922

Evangelical strategist Ralph Reed sounded a similar note this week, telling Fox News that “whatever you think of Trump personally, it is undeniable” that he has succeeded in enacting conservative Christians’ agenda.
by A_Gupta
13 Nov 2019 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394334

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^ winning elections has become more important than any principles.
by A_Gupta
13 Nov 2019 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/12/how-america-ends/600757/ The United States is undergoing a transition perhaps no rich and stable democracy has ever experienced: Its historically dominant group is on its way to becoming a political minority—and its minority groups are asserting t...
by A_Gupta
10 Nov 2019 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

A good historical essay:
Jefferson’s Doomed Educational Experiment
The University of Virginia was supposed to transform a slave-owning generation, but it failed
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... ia/600793/
by A_Gupta
08 Nov 2019 03:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750762

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Markit Services PMI OCT 49.2

Better than last month (48.7), but still in contraction territory.
by A_Gupta
08 Nov 2019 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477468

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... an-groups/
Mike Pence’s Office Pushed to Reroute Foreign Aid to Favored Christian Groups
by A_Gupta
04 Nov 2019 10:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

America's Goodly Veneer Was a Lie
If the country awakes from its nightmare, the knowledge Americans will have gleaned from these years is harrowing.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archi ... ie/601105/
by A_Gupta
03 Nov 2019 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Most of what is on this thread is neither fact nor idea. It is propaganda in spite of protests to the contrary.
by A_Gupta
03 Nov 2019 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Most of what is on this thread is neither fact nor idea. It is propaganda in spite of protests to the contrary.
by A_Gupta
03 Nov 2019 10:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2970
Views: 409413

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

More attention on J&K: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/11/india-diverging-paths-kashmir/600676/ More than once, he pointed to Afghanistan—though he is by no means an expert on the country’s history or current politics, the tale of an Islamic resistance bringing a world pow...
by A_Gupta
03 Nov 2019 10:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2970
Views: 409413

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The New Indian Express reports: 90-day-long shutdown breaks backbone of IT sector in Kashmir Valley http://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/2019/nov/03/90-day-long-shutdown-breaks-backbone-of-it-sector-in-kashmir-valley-2056265.html Sheikh Parvez, CEO Srinagar Technology Consultants (STC) ...
by A_Gupta
03 Nov 2019 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491600

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

See what I mean? Even on Reunion Island!!! I thought those ppl went around in grass skirts or less, but it looks like they have their SWAT teams and Inspecteure Clouseau types. No wonder: Pakis have discovered them too. More context: (Google translate from French): https://www.lepoint.fr/justice/la...
by A_Gupta
03 Nov 2019 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2970
Views: 409413

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

But, when are we going to start telling our side of the story better? When are we going to explain to the world that India can simply not afford to have an Islamic caliphate take birth within her borders? This was beginning to happen in Kashmir right under the noses of Kashmir’s ‘mainstream’ politi...
by A_Gupta
02 Nov 2019 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Many of Ombaba's choices were stimulus handouts to various industries like the auto and banking sectors were bad. At the time Paul Krugman, who is no friend of conservatives, criticised this stimulus. Yes, Krugman criticized the stimulus as being too small to make an impact; the required impact bei...
by A_Gupta
02 Nov 2019 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The relevant number is the debt-to-GDP ratio. The absolute value of the debt isn’t very instructive.
by A_Gupta
02 Nov 2019 08:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2970
Views: 409413

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Merkel did say what was reported, pretty much.

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/11903 ... 01377?s=21
by A_Gupta
01 Nov 2019 13:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2970
Views: 409413

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

J&K to have own GST, common HC for both UTs; UPSC to serve Ladakh https://www.dailyexcelsior.com/j-upsc-to-serve-ladakh/ A gazette notification approved by President Ram Nath Kovind said the Judges of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir of the erstwhile State of J&K holding office will becom...
by A_Gupta
01 Nov 2019 13:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750762

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The Index of 8 core industries is down year-over-year (September 2019 vs. September 2018) by 5.2%.
Every one of the 8 industries shrunk - coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilizer, steel, cement, electricity.
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1589796
by A_Gupta
01 Nov 2019 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Cross-over from the India-US Relations thread, on which thread what Trump is is less important than how whatever he says/does affects India. https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7355&p=2391249#p2391249 What some see as "non-crudeness" others call "weasel-words...
by A_Gupta
01 Nov 2019 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2970
Views: 409413

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The “benefits” of “azaadi” are in clear view in Afghanistan. Keep hammering that in. (Pakistan too, but then any Indian statement of such is supposedly tainted with bias. )
by A_Gupta
01 Nov 2019 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

If you are a foreign person as per US law, don’t contribute else you would simply give them another stick to beat her with.
by A_Gupta
01 Nov 2019 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

If you are a foreign person as per US law, don’t contribute else you would simply give them another stick to beat her with.
by A_Gupta
01 Nov 2019 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/10/americas-goodly-veneer-was-lie/601105/ This is the point. These are not victims crazed by “polarization” or “partisanship” or “gridlock” but cool-headed political actors who see the chance to win long-sought goals—dictatorial power in the White House...
by A_Gupta
01 Nov 2019 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407838

Re: Understanding the US - Again

So how do we reconcile these two facts: The promises of the Republican tax plan have failed as spectacularly as Trump’s grand vision of a New American Mercantilism, and the U.S. economy as a whole is actually doing fine for now? Some debates about Trump seem split between those who consider him inf...

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