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A brief look at France, India, China and the US

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Just sharing some observations here – As I’ve just moved to a new country (France), I was trying to understand France w.r.t India, and perhaps w.r.t the US too, so I started looking up the CIA world fact book available online [1] and put this together.After I got the numbers from this source, I jotted […]

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Invading the strategic space: the Dragon fires another salvo at India

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Its almost as if the PRC were playing their moves straight from the Sun-Tzu playbook.. Deft, shrewd and calculating, but afflicted with myopia vis-a-vis India. This, despite their general tendency to think long-term for their own people. A strong and prosperous Asia is but inevitable, and neither of the South-Asian giants want it otherwise. The […]

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South Asia’s Geography of Conflict [Robert Kaplan]

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Quite an insightful piece if you’re curious about India vis-a-vis its neighbors, dynamics, millenia-spanning history, and possible paths ahead. If you will be printing it, page #s are 5-19. The Conclusion is below, if you’re rope-walking the taut bow of Time 🙂 Among modern-day writers/thinkers, I find Robert Kaplan to be extraordinary. I do have […]

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The Peaceful Liberation of Tibet

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Two years ago I saw this documentary on Tibet (via Netflix) – I was only interested in learning more about it as I had been to Ladakh, in northern India which was widely considered to be a ‘Little Tibet’. It was one of the first ‘heavy’ documentaries I had watched at the time. The Tibetan […]

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