Monthly Archives: August 2013

Inflation Targeting For India

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Policy that pursues stable prices, as has been economic common knowledge since Paul Volcker, is the anodyne for most all economic ills. India’s consumer price inflation has been running high, around 10%, and … Continue reading

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Syria’s Chemical Weapons

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Chemical weapons have been used in Syria’s civil war. Whether the Syrian rebels used them or the Syrian regime, that chemical weapons have been deployed in the conflict is a fact. At issue … Continue reading

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A Way Out Of India’s Balance Of Payments Crisis

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa India has left USD 279 billion to pay for imports for about 7 months. The country is trying to become more open to foreign direct and institutional investors to attract more dollars to … Continue reading

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Egypt

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Some 750 people and counting have died in clashes between Pro-Morsi protestors and Egyptian security forces in the past several days. The interim government must tolerate peaceful protests under the watchful eye of … Continue reading

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Planning, Participation And Sustainable Cities

By Jeff Soule Subject Matter/Language Editor: Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Sustainability has many definitions and provokes a wide range of concepts and approaches.  In many aspects sustainability has been overused and lacks the clarity needed to fully understand … Continue reading

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The Illegality Of NSA’s Bulk Telephone Metadata Collection

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The Obama administration has issued a White Paper defending bulk telephone metadata collection within the United States by the National Security Agency (NSA). The paper is far from convincing about the need for … Continue reading

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FVEY

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Edward Snowden’s leak is really about intelligence sharing within the Anglosphere known as Five Eyes or FVEY. FVEY is governed by a 1946 agreement, UKUSA, to share (signals) intelligence between United Kingdom, United … Continue reading

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