Thursday, 25 June 2015

Monday, 4 May 2015

China Pakistan Economic Corridor CPEC

Nice information about the CPEC here


For the string of pearls, this is a good place to check:





Nice logic puzzle

Just came across it now. Nice brain teaser.


Looks like Einstein said that only 2% could solve it. Apparently he has made this up as a small kid. Who knew?


puzzle


I got to the answer.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Central Asia

Another brilliant article courtesy Stratfor


Does the guy ever stop telling the most sensible stuff?



Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Russia and its ME conundrum

Succinct and nice post from Starfor. Engages in the dynamics of the various possibilities that lie ahead.


Link here


Russia tried its best to keep the Americans and Iranians apart. Offers to sell Iran advanced air defense systems were designed to poke holes in U.S. threats to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities. Teams of Russian nuclear experts whetted Iran’s appetite for civilian nuclear power with offers to build additional power reactors. Russian banks did their part to help Iran circumvent financial sanctions. The Russian plan all along was not to help Iran get the bomb, but to use its leverage with a thorny player in the Middle East to get the United States into a negotiation on issues vital to Russia’s national security interests. So, if Washington wanted to resolve its Iran problem, it would have to pull back on issues like ballistic missile defense in Central Europe, which Moscow saw early on as the first of several U.S. steps to encircle Russia.