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by abhishek_sharma
02 Dec 2009 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 236133

Re: Af-Pak Watch

http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/12/01/what_to_listen_for_in_obamas_speech 1. Why does he believe that 30,000 more troops will lead to success in Afghanistan, given that the ratio of foreign troops relative to the local population will still be much smaller than the number required for succ...
by abhishek_sharma
02 Dec 2009 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 236133

Re: Af-Pak Watch

Expansion in Pakistan http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/02/world/asia/02strategy.html Yet quietly, Mr. Obama has authorized an expansion of the war in Pakistan as well — if only he can get a weak, divided, suspicious Pakistani government to agree to the terms. The expanded operations could include dron...
by abhishek_sharma
02 Dec 2009 09:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: IRAQ-Current Continuing Conflict
Replies: 305
Views: 44662

Re: IRAQ-Current Continuing Conflict

In this article, Stephen Walt argues that Muslim rage against the West is not entirely unjustified:

http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/11/30/why_they_hate_us_ii_how_many_muslims_has_the_us_killed_in_the_past_30_years

Couldn't find better thread for this link.
by abhishek_sharma
30 Nov 2009 15:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 234305

Re: India-US News and Discussion

what is the guy talking about :?: ---- US offers Pakistan expanded partnership: report http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/091130/world/us_pakistan_diplomacy I haven't read the actual letter. But 'The Hindu' presents another angle: http://beta.thehindu.com/news/international/article57205.ece
by abhishek_sharma
29 Nov 2009 15:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - November 06, 2009
Replies: 2844
Views: 234271

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - November 06, 2009

I hope this hasn't been posted here: From http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/magazine/29Biden-t.html Biden does not view the Taliban as synonymous with Al Qaeda and does not appear to believe that it would be a calamity if the Taliban increased its presence in the Afghan countryside (though he is not...
by abhishek_sharma
29 Nov 2009 13:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 940483

Re: China Military Watch

The Beijing-Brazil Naval Axis http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2009/11/30/the_top_10_stories_you_missed_in_2009?page=0,5 Moreover, this article states: The trouble is, only four countries still operate carriers capable of launching conventional aircraft. It appears that they think only US, Braz...
by abhishek_sharma
29 Nov 2009 12:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 234305

Re: India-US News and Discussion

From NBR's "Advising the New U.S. President" http://www.nbr.org/publications/asia_policy/AP7/AP7_B_SpecialRT_AdvisingPres.pdf Though relations with China have improved following two years of early tension, many in Washington continue to press for the “containment” of China both by acceptin...
by abhishek_sharma
29 Nov 2009 12:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 234305

Re: India-US News and Discussion

Not only is this non-sense taught at the JFK School of Govt. and other Ivy League institutes of foreign policy, its also taught in parallel at military academies such as Westpoint and Annapolis. The Bush people did not like academics from the east coast and as such dumped the school of thought that...
by abhishek_sharma
29 Nov 2009 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 452177

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

From : http://www.indianexpress.com/news/For-key-defence-purchases-from-US--India-must-walk-Obama-sweet-talk/546833 It’s learnt that US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has conveyed to the Prime Minister that it will be difficult for the US to provide related and ancillary equipment for any military p...
by abhishek_sharma
29 Nov 2009 09:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 234305

Re: India-US News and Discussion

That's because entire generations of "political scientist" and "foreign policy eggspurt" ch00tiyas graduate from the JFK School of Govt., Georgetown and other hallowed centers of Amirkhani policymaking, having heard that same Dulles/Brzezinski-lineage of claptrap since the day t...
by abhishek_sharma
29 Nov 2009 08:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 234305

Re: India-US News and Discussion

I don't know if this has been posted before: Growing, Yes, but India Has Reasons to Worry http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/weekinreview/29kapur-web.html Yup, just read it - its half nectar and the other half BS --> its essentially inedible rite now. Sure, Yindia has reasons to worry but none relat...
by abhishek_sharma
29 Nov 2009 08:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 234305

Re: India-US News and Discussion

I don't know if this has been posted before:

Growing, Yes, but India Has Reasons to Worry

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/weekinreview/29kapur-web.html
by abhishek_sharma
28 Nov 2009 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 168561

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

Had a completely bizarre encounter with this person whose close relative (X) worked for Unkils agency. Seems like this person was posted in India from mid 40's to mid sixties :shock: At that time (in mid 40's) portions of US administration did not want India to fall to communism and were tracking i...
by abhishek_sharma
25 Nov 2009 07:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 234305

Re: India-US News and Discussion

I didn't like this article. Earlier, Walt also compared the Indian lobby to Israeli lobby (He is not a fan of Israeli lobby.) http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/11/24/playing_hard_to_get This FP article is better. http://shadow.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/11/24/obama_should_propose_an_asian_g...

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