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Christopher Clary
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University at Albany
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Milan Vaishnav 8h
Replying to @MilanV
8/ Even prior to Pulwama, most Indians judge the situation in Jammu & Kashmir to be getting worse. A majority also believes that the Government of India should use *more* force to handle the situation.
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Christopher Clary 8h
Last week I had a reviewer tell the editor he was "mystified" that my draft had not done something that it had, in fact, done. (To be fair, that would have required him/her having read the paragraph underneath a figure and not merely look at the figure.) Peer review is the best.
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Nicholas Miller 11h
Iran has not complied with literally any of the 12 demands the Trump administration has made of it. But sure, let’s pretend the sanctions are working like a charm.
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Christopher Clary 16h
Replying to @AbhijnanRej
Don’t think that I didn’t consider it. But I decided that: (1) I didn’t need to start my Monday with accusations of Orientalism and (2) “stew” has fewer letters.
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Christopher Clary 16h
The political economy of defense in India seems to favor: (1) pensions and (2) hawkish spectacles, but not (3) defense acquisitions from abroad or (4) the necessary reforms that would make indigenous defense acquisitions an appropriate substitute. I think this is dangerous stew.
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Christopher Clary 17h
Replying to @AfanKhan1984
I think the refuelers are from Ukraine, no?
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Christopher Clary 17h
Replying to @AfanKhan1984
I think I was too skeptical of a USG role but otherwise am pretty content with how this held up. In my prior piece for the WaPo I had said Pakistan would likely counter-escalate and in an earlier Stimson piece in 2013 I even said they’d likely use the H-4 stand-off weapon.
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Christopher Clary 17h
Replying to @AfanKhan1984
That might be true but which of my errors are you thinking of.
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Christopher Clary 17h
I don’t know. But some enterprising think tank with research assistants and interns would do us all a valuable service by doing a time zone corrected timeline of all of the major events from the Indian attack to the wing commander’s release.
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Christopher Clary 17h
I still believe defense supply discussions are mostly Russian flirtation to keep India jealous and prevent Delhi from shifting too much toward Western suppliers.
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Christopher Clary 17h
3 parts to this interview with Pakistan military spokesman. I’d suggest: skim right past nuclear niceties; closely read the Pakistani love letter to Russia; stay around for some F-16 February crisis nuggets.
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Christopher Clary Mar 24
“The agencies here put pressure on us from their side. They pick us up. They have taken many to safe houses. I am one of them. I was there for 12 days last year.”
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David Skarbek Mar 24
Did you ever wonder what it was like to take a class from Schelling in 1970? Here's the reading list and final exam for his course on “Conflict, Coalition and Strategy”
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Ajai Shukla Mar 23
Govt names next navy chief, Admiral Karambir Singh, superseding an admiral senior to him. Earlier, army chief, General Bipin Rawat, superseded two seniors. First time ever that a government has bypassed seniority principle for two of three service chiefs.
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Christopher Clary Mar 24
Replying to @StommesDrew
I enjoyed Haridwar. Later than May, I found Leh to be really quite something. Early May might be too cold. I also did a Nepal side trip during an Indian summer that I did not regret.
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Adam Tooze Mar 23
Looking for a graphical representation of the crude theory of global hegemonic succession? Found it in Kindleberger’s World Economic Primacy 1500-1990.
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Christopher Clary Mar 23
It’s not clear to me if missiles were readied for coercion or if missiles were moved as part of standard operating procedure and then taken as coercion. The story, as presently written, is ambiguous about who raised the missiles.
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Vipin Narang Mar 23
People who claim to be well connected and well sourced in India flat out derided the Reuters report as falling for Pakistani propaganda (“lies” and “fake news”, trust us). I guess they aren’t as well connected and well sourced as they claim. 🤔
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Christopher Clary Mar 22
Replying to @clary_co
“India was also keen, at the same time, to convey to the United States that it had no intention of escalating the crisis militarily and an Indian official conveyed this message to the Trump administration in a late evening visit on February 27.”
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Christopher Clary Mar 22
“[RAW chief] Dhasmana spoke to [ISI head] Munir about the pilot’s release...The two also discussed the Indian army’s deployment of 12 short-range surface-to-surface missile batteries in Rajasthan...”
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