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Abhijnan Rej
Researcher, analyst, and consultant. Indian foreign policy and national security. Email: abhijnan.rej@gmail.com
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 18
Thank you!
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 10
I see the “international isolation” of Pakistan is coming along fine.
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 10
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5/ PS: this reminds me. Replugging a 2016 research paper where I had used evolutionary game theory as a conceptual framework to explore intra-state dynamics in Pakistan.
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 10
Replying to @TWQgw
4/ Which of course reminds me to replug my latest article which applies Schelling’s notion of “focal points” to India-Pakistan crises in the last twenty years, from Kargil to Balakot. <END>
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 10
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3/ Finally, a piece on economics Nobelist Thomas Schelling after he passed away in December 2016. Schelling remains the single most influential thinker for me.
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 10
Replying to @WarOnTheRocks
2/ Second is a piece I wrote for on the real legacy of Robert McNamara, on his hundredth birth anniversary in 2016 — establishing microeconomics as a foundational principle of defence planning.
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 10
1/ For no particular reason, replugging 3 pieces from the last 7 years on the relationship between economics, and security & mil affairs. First is a 2012 article on the rise of bin Laden viewed through the prism of Brian Arthur’s theory of path dependence.
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 9
Absolutely! (I should have really ubered for 35 minutes and come to Brookings yesterday. The famous Bong laziness always gets the better of me.)
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 9
This was a great discussion with Gen , , , Lt Gen Puri, Air Marshall Menon, and superbly moderated by . The operational panel had a wealth of information, laying out new lines of research. Thanks for live-streaming it!
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 9
Your weekly reminder that the "natural allies" bit is still strong.
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 9
Completely share this feeling. Have cartons of books still in Oslo, Connecticut, Boston and Durham.
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 8
Replying to @vasabjit_b
Writing a column on this as we speak, elobarating the thread as well as the last bit. Should be out tomorrow!
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 8
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 8
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6/ therefore this abstract debate on *how* sections of the US establishment looks at India ends for me: read certain columnists and ascribe to certain beliefs and you are fine. Look a little closer, and the world dramatically looks different. <END>
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 8
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5/ oh yeah, and this. You came after oil, now you’d come after data. (p. XIV)
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 8
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4/ “It explains the relevance of the statement - ‘whoever controls data controls everything’.”(p. XV)
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 8
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3/ “With the onset of the twenty-first century after the ‘pursuit of supremacy’ with military might and oil, the latest is a new phenomena — “Data Colonisation”.” (p. XIV)
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 8
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2/ Here’s the book: Senior military and intel guys (including the former second in command of India’s external intelligence service) writing about “data colonisation.”
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Abhijnan Rej Jul 8
1/ For what its worth, here’s the *current* mil advisor to the Indian NSA (with coauthors) describing the issue of data localization in fairly existential-threat type language. This could be out of the PRC playbook —alas had more of our DC India-wallahs paid more attention to it.
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Jeff M. Smith Jul 8
: "any attempt to dramatically reduce Indian dependence on Russian weaponry will likely meet stiff opposition within the government given the illogical yet abiding view that deep relations with Russia contribute to India’s 'strategic autonomy'.”
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