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by A_Gupta
21 Sep 2018 17:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1167
Views: 108504

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Most of the media reports are rubbish. Unless there is clear evidence about this Judge we need not believe anything. Most of the reports suggest there is no problem as far as his qualifications to the post concerned. The responsibility rests on the people accusing someone of some serious offence et...
by A_Gupta
21 Sep 2018 17:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1167
Views: 108504

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trum ... -with-iran
Team Trump Fears He’ll Cut a Deal With Iran
The president doesn’t want a war. He just wants to show he can cut a better deal than Obama
by A_Gupta
20 Sep 2018 21:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1096
Views: 103723

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/09/china-trade-war-trump/570880/ Further complicating matters for Beijing is dissent within China’s elite about China’s future economic model. Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda continues to depict U.S. demands as synonymous with a broader...
by A_Gupta
19 Sep 2018 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2518
Views: 220341

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Analysis Israel Is Giving China the Keys to Its Largest Port – and the U.S. Navy May Abandon Israel China will operate Haifa port, near Israel's alleged nuclear-armed submarines, and it seems no one in Israel thought about the strategic ramifications https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-israel-i...
by A_Gupta
19 Sep 2018 17:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1096
Views: 103723

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... t-20-years
Jack Ma Warns Alibaba, China to Prepare for 20-Year Trade War
by A_Gupta
18 Sep 2018 01:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1096
Views: 103723

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-17/china-s-stocks-sink-past-lowest-level-seen-in-5-trillion-crash (back to bloomberg :) ) China’s sinking stock market reached an unwelcome milestone, with the Shanghai Composite Index closing at the lowest level since 2014, erasing the last traces of ...
by A_Gupta
18 Sep 2018 00:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1096
Views: 103723

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

OK, let's go to China directly henceforth as much as possible.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201809/1 ... 564d4.html
rade spat perils put spotlight on need for effective strategies
By Chen Jia | China Daily | Updated: 2018-09-17 05:25
by A_Gupta
17 Sep 2018 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1167
Views: 108504

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Some of the root memes - those to do with race and religion - in American culture will always weigh against India.
by A_Gupta
17 Sep 2018 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1167
Views: 108504

Re: Understanding the US- Again

America's Identity Crisis https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-fresh-look-back-at-2016-finds-america-with-an-identity-crisis/2018/09/15/0ac62364-b8f0-11e8-94eb-3bd52dfe917b_story.html?utm_term=.78136ae25774 Their definition of racialized economics is this: “the belief that undeserving groups ar...
by A_Gupta
17 Sep 2018 02:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1167
Views: 108504

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The witches uncovered so far in Mueller’s witch hunt: Plead guilty, connected to Trump’s campaign: 1. George Papadopolous, a former foreign policy advisor to Trump’s campaign 2. Michael T. Flynn, a retired lieutenant general and Trump’s former national security advisor 3. Trump’s former personal att...
by A_Gupta
16 Sep 2018 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1167
Views: 108504

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Holding my nose to post this, but for once realization seems to be shining a tiny light between his ears There is this, too! https://local.theonion.com/open-minded-man-grimly-realizes-how-much-life-hes-waste-1819572320 PS: The issue with the New Yorker was not that David Remnick was to interview St...
by A_Gupta
15 Sep 2018 22:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1096
Views: 103723

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-consumption/in-chinas-debt-laden-xiamen-real-estate-boom-chokes-consumption-idUSKBN1KF0R6 In China's debt-laden Xiamen, real estate boom chokes consumption in India a family with 10 k monthly income first of all will not get loan for 30 lac unless in...
by A_Gupta
15 Sep 2018 22:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1096
Views: 103723

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

^^^ For every opinion there is a counter-opinion https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-09/china-s-far-from-desperate-to-make-a-trade-deal-with-trump Of the many misperceptions driving Donald Trump’s trade policy, this may be the most dangerous: China isn’t desperate to maintain its interde...
by A_Gupta
14 Sep 2018 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 88
Views: 4987

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.theatlantic.com/internation ... is/570208/
The Sex-Abuse Scandal Is Growing Faster Than the Church Can Contain It
The Catholic world is struggling to absorb a week of new revelations and resignations.
by A_Gupta
13 Sep 2018 17:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 88
Views: 4987

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

Pope to meet US Bishops in Rome over sex abuse (audio item) https://www.wnyc.org/story/pope-meets-us-bishops-in-rome-over-sex-abuse Posting here because the item mentions that the Church used to claim that the sex abuse problem that became highlighted after the Boston scandal of years ago was a prob...
by A_Gupta
12 Sep 2018 21:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2061
Views: 315472

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.livemint.com/Industry/RsMpxX9XataORQbo63pfkO/India-logs-66-growth-in-industrial-production-in-July.html India logs 6.6% growth in industrial production in July India’s industrial production grew at 6.6% in July on the back of good performance by the manufacturing sector (7%) and higher o...
by A_Gupta
12 Sep 2018 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1167
Views: 108504

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/visa ... ons-denied
Authorities Can Now Deny Visa And Green Card Applications Without Giving Applicants A Chance To Fix Errors
by A_Gupta
11 Sep 2018 00:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2061
Views: 315472

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Foreign investors withdraw $601 million from bonds this month https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-10/rupee-tumbles-as-current-account-deficit-widens-to-5-year-high Global funds sold $601 million of India’s bonds this month, more than the combined $459 million that they bought in July and...
by A_Gupta
07 Sep 2018 09:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1167
Views: 108504

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^^^ But walking out of the US-SoKo trade agreement would be a minor disaster which might provoke Congress to exercise its oversight powers, which it is lax is doing so right now. This increases the probability of a major disaster when Trump doesn't let his underlings work around him by subterfuge.
by A_Gupta
07 Sep 2018 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 901
Views: 110820

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

https://nationalinterest.in/mahathir-rocks-he-also-rocks-xis-boat-4df273232f0e Then Mahathir Mohammed came back out of retirement and led the opposition to an unprecedented victory in this year’s general elections, after accusing Najib of corruption and, well, selling out the country to the Chinese....
by A_Gupta
07 Sep 2018 07:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2061
Views: 315472

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Any comments on this article? https://www.livemint.com/Money/lzKUNMmZRHkp9g921fxHlK/Sensex-Nifty-rupee-vs-dollar-India-GDP-growth-inflation-curr.html "A whiff of danger in the financial markets If we have higher GDP growth, we will have a higher current account deficit, which will weaken rupee ...
by A_Gupta
07 Sep 2018 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2006
Views: 231037

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

X Posted on the Terroristan Thread All Hail the new Terroristanonomics! ‘Pakistan can address payment woes by curbing GDP growth’ - Shahram Haq LAHORE: Pakistan can tackle its balance of payments woes by slowing down gross domestic product (GDP) growth through fiscal and monetary contraction as cur...
by A_Gupta
06 Sep 2018 16:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1167
Views: 108504

Re: Understanding the US- Again

What sum said!!!
by A_Gupta
06 Sep 2018 09:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1167
Views: 108504

Re: Understanding the US- Again

A quote:
"Dear Administration officials who tell us anonymously that they are attempting to run the country by working around the disaster of a man who sits in the Oval Office:
You’re not avoiding a constitutional crisis.
You’re participating in one."
by A_Gupta
05 Sep 2018 23:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2061
Views: 315472

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India's services sector activity fell in August from July's 21-month peak as new business orders declined, following which firms raised their staffing levels at a modest pace amid rising input cost inflation, a monthly survey said on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted Nikkei India Services Business...
by A_Gupta
05 Sep 2018 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3491
Views: 236120

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

China's Jaw-Dropping Family Separation Policy Children and parents are being ripped apart on a massive scale. It may rob an entire generation of their Muslim identities. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/09/china-internment-camps-uighur-muslim-children/569062/ China has sent app...
by A_Gupta
04 Sep 2018 12:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2061
Views: 315472

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

My biggest issue with the monthly PMI blurbs are that they don't explain which of the 5 major factors resulted in the change in the index: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries or employment. The specific permutation of changes may indicate a decrease in PMI, but may or may ...
by A_Gupta
04 Sep 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 670
Views: 85530

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

An OECD paper is available here: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/the-long-view_b4f4e03e-en The Long View: Scenarios for the World Economy to 2060 What does it say? After 2030: https://theprint.in/opinion/chinas-growing-gdp-wont-change-the-fact-that-the-only-currency-and-bank-that-matter-are-...
by A_Gupta
04 Sep 2018 08:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2061
Views: 315472

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India manufacturing PMI eases in August on softer domestic demand Nikkei Manufacturing PMI fell to a three-month low of 51.7 from July’s 52.3, but continued to stay above the 50-mark which separates growth from contraction since July 2017 https://www.livemint.com/Industry/1AHVGKCM625VLZUV3c3FkP/Indi...
by A_Gupta
04 Sep 2018 08:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7765
Views: 615066

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

RBI "Mint Street Memo" https://rbi.org.in/Scripts/MSM_Mintstreetmemos13.aspx II.3 Reserve Bank measures to support MSME credit Given the difficulties faced by MSMEs in debt repayments after demonetisation, the Reserve Bank announced a series of measures to provide some relief. The prudenti...
by A_Gupta
03 Sep 2018 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 670
Views: 85530

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

n the wake of the social movements of the 1960s, in which African-Americans, women, the disabled, indigenous Americans, gays, and lesbians all came to feel that they had experienced discrimination and marginalization in distinctive ways. African-Americans "came to feel that they had experience...
by A_Gupta
03 Sep 2018 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 670
Views: 85530

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

For the first time in history, Russia’s navy establishes a permanent presence in Mediterranean Sea. https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/05/20/russia-navy-establishes-permanent-presence-in-mediterranean-sea.html The Russian Black Sea Fleet has become a much different force in comparison to wh...
by A_Gupta
03 Sep 2018 21:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7765
Views: 615066

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

New Delhi: Small business owners continue to feel the pressure of demonetisation and GST as their loan default margin doubled over the last year — from Rs 8,249 crore by March 2017 to Rs 16,118 crore by March 2018, according to figures revealed by an RTI filed by Indian Express. https://www.news18....
by A_Gupta
02 Sep 2018 08:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1096
Views: 103723

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-24/trump-paints-xi-into-a-corner Trump Paints Xi Into a Corner The U.S. approach to trade negotiation misunderstands modern China. The calculus in China’s halls of power, however, is more likely the opposite — doing a deal is simply too dangerous. Econ...
by A_Gupta
01 Sep 2018 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1738
Views: 216588

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

"Last year, Iraqi Kurds had a foretaste of what can happen when you misread or ignore Washington’s strategic interests."

https://www.theatlantic.com/internation ... aq/569029/
by A_Gupta
01 Sep 2018 09:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2061
Views: 315472

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Which conclusion ? whether 3% gap was filled by FDI, fiscal deficit etc OR whether it led to rupee decline ? First one is pretty clear if one looks at rising FDI and generally high fiscal deficit run by Indian govt. Second thing is common sense - when a country runs a significant trade deficit, fis...
by A_Gupta
01 Sep 2018 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 88
Views: 4987

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

In the meantime: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/08/vigano-letter-pope-francis/569074/ "The Power Play Driving the Latest Vatican Crisis" When I asked Andrea Tornielli, a veteran Vatican reporter for the Turin daily La Stampa and the website Vatican Insider, about th...

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