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by A_Gupta
07 Mar 2020 18:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5544
Views: 1174260

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Markit Services PMI FEB Actual 57.5 Previous 55.5 Consensus 52.9 Forecast 52.5 https://tradingeconomics.com/ whilst the rest of the world heads into debt mongering/money printing armageddon why would GOI give anyone access to Indian economy, see trash talking UK countries need to start not just tal...
by A_Gupta
20 Feb 2020 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4571
Views: 754087

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Brought to you by your friends at Brietbart - Bash the Indian Worker Fest.
From Brietbart to Fox to Trump's ear.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020 ... s-legally/
by A_Gupta
19 Jan 2020 21:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Towards an India centered economics Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3288

Re: Towards an India centered economics Thread

https://www.indiawaterportal.org/sites/indiawaterportal.org/files/the_ponds_are_still_relevant_2016.pdf A study in to the southern states reveals that about hundred years prior to independence, 53000 ponds were counted in Madras Presidency. In 1885, the 14 districts were doing well with 43000 ponds....
by A_Gupta
18 Jan 2020 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4571
Views: 754087

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The infamous Dmitry Firtash, involved in the current Trump scandals (see https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/01/firtash-kremlin-biden/605188/ ) From 2014: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/six-defendants-indicted-alleged-conspiracy-bribe-government-officials-india-mine-titanium Six Defendant...
by A_Gupta
23 Dec 2019 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756647

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Similarly UK and US in practice discriminate by religion in granting asylum status, though their laws are ostensibly secular. (UKstan discriminates against Syrian Christians in favor of Syrian Muslims.) IMO, Modi and Amit Shah could have had CAA talk merely about persecuted religious minorities in P...
by A_Gupta
23 Dec 2019 17:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756647

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In Germany, there is ostensibly no discrimination to granting refugee status based on religion. However, in practice it is different: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/10/christian-refugee-iran-germany-merkel/504092/ From 2016: Throughout Germany, the pews of churches like their...
by A_Gupta
14 Dec 2019 18:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3164
Views: 555379

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The main article is about the U.K., the quote below is more general. How Boris Johnson’s Brexit Won The central demographic fact of Western democracy is that there aren’t enough young people, and whoever is taking on Trump needs to focus on the crucial fact that we are the first societies in human h...
by A_Gupta
14 Dec 2019 15:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3164
Views: 555379

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/dec/12/general-election-2019-uk-live-labour-tories-corbyn-boris-johnson-results-exit-poll Muslim Council of Britain says there's ' palpable sense of fear amongst Muslim communities ' following Tory victory {15h ago 16:09} Mr Johnson commands a majority...
by A_Gupta
14 Dec 2019 14:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3164
Views: 555379

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

How to achieve your political goal while failing at almost every step:
https://www.theatlantic.com/internation ... ty/603376/
by A_Gupta
14 Dec 2019 09:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3164
Views: 555379

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Boris Johnson has a strong enough majority to ignore SNP's demands for a second Scottish independence referendum. Also recent opinion polls have shown a slight drop in Scottish support for independence. Northern Ireland is the interesting unknown. The pro-UK have suffered for their association with ...
by A_Gupta
14 Dec 2019 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704397

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Nobody seems to have noticed: the only two rich societies in the world with falling life expectancies, incomes, savings, happiness, trust — every single social indicator you can imagine — are America and Britain. https://eand.co/this-is-how-a-society-dies-35bdc3c0b854 What does the average Anglo-Am...
by A_Gupta
13 Dec 2019 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756647

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The main reason for so much of heartburn and immediate tactical response to CAB worldwide is that , if there's no opposition, other nations also can bring CABs (US, EU etc) barring the entry of M's into their countries.. CAB doesn’t bar entry of Ms into the country. CAB gives a fast track to citize...
by A_Gupta
13 Dec 2019 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3164
Views: 555379

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Corbyn was kind of pro-Brexit, wish you-washy, giving no reason for either Remainers or Leavers to vote for him.

Good that there is an unambiguous result, better than continued gridlock.
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2019 16:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704397

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/12/11/us-government-lied-about-afghanistan-war-they-couldnt-have-done-it-without-lapdogs The U.S. Government Lied About the Afghanistan War. They Couldn’t Have Done It Without Lapdogs Like the Washington Post 18 years and tens of thousands of lives and trillio...
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2019 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756647

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The current parliament could also make non-immigrant work visa conversion to citizenship not possible and require a high parliamentary majority to change that.
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2019 11:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756647

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

And e.g., tiny Denmark requires all immigrant children in preschool to attend some thirty or so hours of Danish language instruction per week. Now India is not “advanced” to provide such facilities perhaps, but e.g., some of Assamese concerns may be alleviated by similar requirements.
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2019 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756647

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Amit Shah can promise all he wants, but no one can straighten the curly tail of the dog. Can’t even stop infiltration in J&K. Borders are inherently porous, and a criminal industry will grow alongside trying to make borders impenetrable. Given the crises that are coming, it is better to be able ...
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2019 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756647

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Make crossing borders safe and legal with non-immigrant work permits. Keep track of everyone. Ensure only citizens vote.
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2019 09:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756647

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

1) What can GOI do to those identified as illegal muslim migrants? push them back into BD? throw them into the river? take away their voting rights? wonder if this question has been raised during parliamentary debates? 2) the burden of sheltering immigrants has fallen on NE states. GOI should have ...
by A_Gupta
11 Dec 2019 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4269
Views: 816271

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

The strategy Pakistan seems to be following for reducing per capital debt is to have more people.
by A_Gupta
11 Dec 2019 20:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756647

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Lessons from the U.K.: Why Nationalists Fail The Welsh independence movement lags far behind the Scottish version. Why? When I asked Ailsa Henderson, a politics professor at Edinburgh University, what was necessary for a successful independence movement, she named three main components: an argument ...
by A_Gupta
09 Dec 2019 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756647

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Personally, I feel that India should have a liberal non-immigrant worker visa program. Keep everyone accounted for. Anyone without a visa is clearly up to no good. Let people come to work and be able to return home freely with no fear about crossing the border again.
by A_Gupta
09 Dec 2019 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5621
Views: 708867

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

A variety of news sources report: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has unanimously agreed to ban Russia from major international sporting competitions -- notably the Olympics and the World Cup -- for four years over doping non-compliance. WADA's compliance review committee (CRC) had suggested sev...
by A_Gupta
09 Dec 2019 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 929
Views: 183620

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

and JA: We’ve talked a lot about the great powers. What is does the future hold for a middle rank power such as the United Kingdom? RK: Well, that’s very interesting. Because the the UK is essentially leaving Europe. So what does that do? Well, it leaves mainland Europe more open to the power of Ger...
by A_Gupta
09 Dec 2019 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 929
Views: 183620

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Interview with Robert Kaplan, portions relevant to this thread here: https://capx.co/robert-d-kaplan-on-the-coming-world-order/ Robert D Kaplan on the coming world order Relevant portions here, other portions in other threads. JA: The analysis we often hear is of China as this runaway juggernaut, bu...
by A_Gupta
09 Dec 2019 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704397

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Interview with Robert Kaplan, portions relevant to this thread here: https://capx.co/robert-d-kaplan-on-the-coming-world-order/ Robert D Kaplan on the coming world order Emphasis added. Other portions in other threads. John Ashmore: You’ve travelled in lots of the sorts of countries that people comm...
by A_Gupta
09 Dec 2019 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704397

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Last year, just before Halloween, Lewis Lukens, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in London, visited a pair of English universities where he spoke about the importance of international cooperation, beseeching students not to “swipe left” on the historic “special relationship” between ...
by A_Gupta
09 Dec 2019 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704397

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The American Left is sour on Saudi Arabia, especially after the Khashoggi murder, but previously with the war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The trick for them is how to condemn this Saudi terrorism without condemning Islam.
by A_Gupta
08 Dec 2019 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 145187

Re: A look back at the partition

“Punjab Muslim League brought about Civil Diobediance unrest“. -what a euphemism!
by A_Gupta
08 Dec 2019 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704397

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Number of House Republicans who voted in favor of:

H.R. 6400, the 1965 Voting Rights Act: 112

H.R. 9, the 2006 bill to reauthorize it: 192

H.R. 4, yesterday’s bill to restore it: 1
by A_Gupta
08 Dec 2019 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756647

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

A 2.5 year BJP CMship followed by a 2.5 SS CMship seems so much better now...
by A_Gupta
08 Dec 2019 07:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704397

Re: Understanding the US - Again

In remarks at a gathering of top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper was asked whether he could say definitively that the shooting was an act of terrorism. “No, I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” he said, adding that the investigation needs to procee...
by A_Gupta
07 Dec 2019 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4571
Views: 754087

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2019/dec/07/us-faults-indias-response-to-cyber-attack-on-kudankulam-nuclear-plant--2072653.html US faults India’s response to cyber attack on Kudankulam nuclear plant US State Department officials are on a hush-hush visit to India in connection with the recent...
by A_Gupta
07 Dec 2019 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756647

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

No wonder the masses cheer when the accused criminals are lynched even without due process. Because due process has failed countless victims and no one sees light at the end of the tunnel. If the system had delivered time-bound justice to Jyoti Singh and her family, we would be having considerably ...
by A_Gupta
07 Dec 2019 07:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704397

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Ultimately from the NYTimes, what Democratic and Republican voters consider to be important: https://images.dailykos.com/images/744232/large/ScreenShot2019-12-05at12.56.44PM.png?1575579886 https://images.dailykos.com/images/744237/large/ScreenShot2019-12-05at12.56.13PM.png?1575580490 (via https://ww...
by A_Gupta
07 Dec 2019 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704397

Re: Understanding the US - Again

A progressive takedown of Buttigieg https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/03/all-about-pete A_Gupta ji, self-awareness seems to be the new favorite phrase of the east coast "woke" progressives, hain jee? By the way, how do you square your belief that most Americans are low-information voter...

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