Month: July 2016

  • Friedman Wrong on Web vs Wall People

    I don’t buy Tom Friedman’s description in today’s NYT of the dichotomy between web people (global Democrats) and wall people (nationalist Republicans). The web people just live behind smaller, higher walls, e.g., in Silicon Valley (walled by high real estate prices) or Manhattan (an expensive island). Or in Friedman’s case, in five-star hotels around the […]

  • MTCR in India

    Here are some references to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).  Most of them deal with India, which is anxious to join: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/india-set-to-become-member-of-missile-technology-control-regime-2876346/ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-to-become-full-member-of-mtcr-today/article8778729.ece http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/india-finally-joins-missile-technology-control-regime/ http://www.firstpost.com/india/unravelling-mtcr-what-lies-ahead-for-india-in-the-elite-club-2867766.html http://www.narendramodi.in/us-backs-india-s-bid-to-nsg-and-mtcr-membership-india-usa-press-statements-484149 http://www.news18.com/news/india/indias-mtcr-entry-may-be-cause-of-worry-for-china-say-strategists-1264872.html http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/russia-formally-welcomes-indias-mtcr-membership/articleshow/53127140.cms http://scroll.in/latest/811694/american-drone-manufacturer-to-set-up-office-in-delhi-by-year-end