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by Tuan
10 May 2019 04:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Terror Trail-III: The missing pieces of Kerala & Bangladesh -IANS The LeT along with Jaish-e-Mohommad are the two principals in the proxy war against India, both have skin in the terror game and in many ways are the mirror image of ISI C Wing. IANS|May 09, 2019, 10.42 NEW DELHI: The bulwark of ...
by Tuan
10 May 2019 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Tuan, maitripala hating fonseka or fonseka hating rajapakse is not the core issue here. Tell me about it. I was trying to point out how and why this "journalist" with one simple statement that Srisena doesn't like Fonseka, attempts to drawing analogies from Roman Empire to Shakespeare. Po...
by Tuan
09 May 2019 20:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

More fingerpointing: Prez nodded off repeated SC alert on recent terror attack: SF http://www.dailymirror.lk/breaking_news/Prez-nodded-off-repeated-SC-alert-on-recent-terror-attack:-SF/108-166698 President Maithripala Sirisena had been informed of the recent terrorist attack at the Security Council...
by Tuan
09 May 2019 05:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

No, it can be done. There is a way to do it. It is risky but doable.
To do so, you ought to have human sources on the ground.
by Tuan
09 May 2019 03:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Not that. How would one go about looking at information in the public domain. And am editing out your contact info. Sir, By utilizing OSINT, intelligence agencies can extract fantastic amounts of strategic intelligence. However, tactical intelligence depends on how effective your HUMINT is, which r...
by Tuan
09 May 2019 02:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

So Tuan, How would one go about analyzing these disconnected dots about the Easter Sunday attacks. Give us a framework and a template. Guide us if possible. But don't tell us the answer. Make the readers do their own investigation or architecture. Sir, To ensure OPSEC/PERSEC of my sources, I will n...
by Tuan
08 May 2019 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

So, if one connects the dots, there is a possibility that the wanton disregard of terror information from India was deliberate, then. There are two threads. One, a plot to attack Christians by radicalized Muslims with help, prodding, funding and brainwashing from an external source. Two, an abetmen...
by Tuan
08 May 2019 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

I believe that NTJ is just a cover story and ISIS is a backstop, which substantiates that cover story. These kinds of "media framing" and intelligence orchestration are commonplace among the Sri Lankan intelligence circles. They also did this effectively when they had engineered the Karuna...
by Tuan
07 May 2019 23:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Tuan, are you implying that sri lankan intelligence are still connected to interests of rajapakse brothers ? Yes! Absolutely. In fact, from top down ranks. So this Sri Lanka poltical party Podujana Peramuna (PP) is filled with Rajapakse brothers at the top? Sirisena belongs to which party? Where do...
by Tuan
07 May 2019 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Tuan thanks for the clarification. I heard both the Rajapakses have US connections. Apparently there was pressure from SL Tamils in the US to procecute Gotabhaya and therefore he recently left the US in the beginning of April, 2019. http://www.colombopage.com/archive_19A/Apr12_1555049314CH.php Form...
by Tuan
07 May 2019 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Two questions Tuan. 1) Gotbaya Rajpakse is being revealed as Chinese agent under influence. How does this compute? 2) Your 4 para, who are you talking about? Sir, I am just stating the facts. I do not want to speculate. I am still trying to connect the dots. As for Gotabaya Rajapaksa, he is not onl...
by Tuan
07 May 2019 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/sri-lanka-blasts-rajapaksas-close-aide-allegedly-trying-to-hinder-probe/articleshow/69155353.cms A former head of Sri Lanka’s military intelligence and close aide of the Rajapaksa family is allegedly trying to hinder probes by various countries into...
by Tuan
14 Apr 2019 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 180520

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

In its first edition The Bridge magazine's compilation of articles about "Exploring the Belt and Road Initiative" analyzes one of the single most significant transnational geopolitical initiative undertaken by a country in this first half of the 21st century and perhaps beyond. China’s Bel...
by Tuan
25 Mar 2019 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 905
Views: 121452

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

My article for NATO Canada that explores how the arts can play a part in countering violent extremism.
http://natoassociation.ca/the-role-of-a ... extremism/
by Tuan
21 Nov 2018 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 599
Views: 20699

Re: The Rohingya Menace

My latest article on genocide and ethnic cleansing for the Modern Diplomacy magazine
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2018/11/20/t ... ihno86Xxyo
by Tuan
27 Oct 2018 05:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1006
Views: 94585

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Supratik wrote:This is a Chinese move.


No one wants to reopen the old wounds, but I believe the way forward for India is either connect Sri Lanka with a bridge or establish Tamil Eelam with the help of UN.
by Tuan
19 Oct 2018 17:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5416
Views: 1052235

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

You're absolutely right. I intentionally tried not to draw any conclusions or insist on my own opinions. Rather, I let the readers to come to a conclusion. In other words you have nothing to say at all. Why go to the trouble of publishing an article on a "platform for assessing and evaluating ...
by Tuan
19 Oct 2018 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5416
Views: 1052235

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

My latest article on Neo-Cold War in the Indian Ocean Region: https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2018/10/15/the-neo-cold-war-in-the-indian-ocean-region/ There are a lot of references/quotes in this article but I fail to understand what you are trying to say, in fact whether you are trying to say anything a...
by Tuan
09 Apr 2018 05:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 180520

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

IndraD wrote:what is lima charlie news!? ^ :shock:


Lima Charlie provides global news, insight & analysis by military veterans and service members Worldwide.
by Tuan
08 Apr 2018 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 180520

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative signaling the West’s setting sun? BRI as a government sponsored initiative was solidified in 2015, with a focus primarily on infrastructure investment, construction materials, railway and highway, automobile, real estate, power grid, iron and steel, with the stro...
by Tuan
31 Mar 2018 05:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 180520

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

First, "Make America Great Again", then "Make Russia Great Again" and now "Make China Great Again"....The real problem is that the very democracy is fundamentally flawed, since the way of its leaders are elected is questionable. Moreover, the "democratically electe...
by Tuan
22 Mar 2018 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A Typical Terrorist Cell
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

A Typical Terrorist Cell

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was an insurgent-***-terrorist group that had been fighting against the Sri Lankan government to establish a separate homeland for Tamils in the northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka. They were one of the most brutal terrorist organizations, who ran a de...
by Tuan
24 Feb 2018 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 380446

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

ISS Today: Lessons from Sri Lanka on China’s ‘debt-trap diplomacy’ https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-02-22-iss-today-lessons-from-sri-lanka-on-chinas-debt-trap-diplomacy/#.WpGjsKjwaUl Sri Lanka’s recent dealings with China offer a cautionary tale for many African countries. The way the i...
by Tuan
24 Feb 2018 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5687
Views: 752573

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

“The attraction of disinformation appears directly associated with the attraction of authoritarianism.” A must read Canadian secret service report on Russian and Chinese fake-news. Who Said What? The Security Challenges of Modern Disinformation https://csis.gc.ca/pblctns/wrldwtch/2018/2018-02-22/201...
by Tuan
24 Jan 2018 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 905
Views: 121452

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

This is our latest article that I coauthored with my colleague Ammna Nasser for the NATO Association of Canada on ISIS methods of radicalization both online and in real-world settings.... The Impending Threat of Islamic Radicalization: A look at Assimilation http://natoassociation.ca/the-impending-t...
by Tuan
12 Nov 2017 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 380446

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

In a 2015 interview to Aljazeera, SL prime minister Wickramasinghe outlined his country’s foreign policy that it will not be hostile to any one nation state. He stated that SL will be willing to accommodate such regional and global powers as India, China and the USA. Most importantly, he put forward...
by Tuan
30 Oct 2017 04:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 380446

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

While foreign journalists such as Anthony Bourdain visits Sri Lanka to experience "reinvigorated" people and culture, the local Tamil societies’ situation tells us completely a whole different story. Debt drives Jaffna mom, children to death http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/debt-...
by Tuan
28 Oct 2017 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3910
Views: 469593

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

In case you might be interested in the video of Undercover Jihadi, which aired last night on TVO.
https://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agen ... ver-jihadi
by Tuan
22 Oct 2017 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 380446

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Philipji I understand your concern about the western powers’ practice of using capitalism, globalization and cultural imperialism to influence developing countries in lieu of direct military control (imperialism) or indirect political control (hegemony), coined by Kwame Nkrumah as neocolonialism in ...
by Tuan
22 Oct 2017 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 380446

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Spot on Philipji. I was just wondering if the rest of the world fighting terrorisom could learn anything from the Sri Lankan counterterrorism model. I believe that the global intelligence community knows how to end all their conflicts, like they eradicated terrorism in Sri Lanka by an international ...
by Tuan
21 Oct 2017 05:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 380446

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Philip wrote:Pl read in the eco td. a piece on "hubris" with examples from India...


Philipji, could you please provide the link for this reference. Thanks!
by Tuan
21 Oct 2017 03:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1221
Views: 113286

Re: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011

New Novel Tells Story of Secret Female Mossad Agent - by Shalva Hessel https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/10/02/new-novel-tells-story-of-secret-female-mossad-agent/ https://49yzp92imhtx8radn224z7y1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MarriedToMossad_F_v01-e1505759652242.jpg The new nove...
by Tuan
20 Oct 2017 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 380446

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Nice summary Philipji, Do you think when politicians interfere in military affairs, the outcome of their operations always become disastrous, as you are drawing an example of V.P. Singh’s decision to withdraw the IPKF from SL? In my opinion, J.R. Jayewardene’s successor R. Premadasa is the one to bl...
by Tuan
20 Oct 2017 03:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 380446

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Return to Sri Lanka: Indian soldier revisits a brutal battlefield https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-india-41377725 A 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka left at least 100,000 people dead on both sides of the conflict. In 1987, India sent a peacekeeping force, but it ended up getting drawn into the ...
by Tuan
19 Oct 2017 18:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 170
Views: 23803

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

Talk about the power of music that today our PM was shedding tears in emotional tribute to a Canadian singer. Justin Trudeau can't hold back tears in emotional tribute to Gord Downie: 'We are less as a country' http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/prime-minister-trudeau-pays-tearful-tribute-to-gord-...
by Tuan
19 Oct 2017 06:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 170
Views: 23803

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

Talk about the power of music that today our PM was shedding tears in emotional tribute to a Canadian singer. Justin Trudeau can't hold back tears in emotional tribute to Gord Downie: 'We are less as a country' http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/prime-minister-trudeau-pays-tearful-tribute-to-gord-d...
by Tuan
17 Oct 2017 20:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 170
Views: 23803

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

Shivji, fascinating read of the first chapter. I would appreciate if you could provide a link for the entire book. So far, I read the all three chapters you have uploaded. Many thanks! Thank you Here is the whole book. Freely distributable. Copyleft licence https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3JNY4I...

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