this was published by rediff.com on 17 may 2016 at

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/will-the-saudis-have-the-last-laugh/20160517.htm

i suggest that the saudis and their pals the isi have run rings around the americans, but the latter have finally realized it, and are dumping the saudis. pakistan will be toast down the road — the yanks want to have some leverage there for the moment.

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this was published in the May 2016 issue of swarajya.

http://swarajyamag.com/magazine/the-three-next-big-things

the three new technologies i am impressed by are:

machine learning

CRISPR-CAS9

blockchain

this was published by swarajyamag.com on june 3, 2016, at http://swarajyamag.com/technology/why-european-union-is-hounding-google

i assert that the EU is treating google as though it were a predatory company like microsoft, whereas the fact that it gives away its software for free as open source makes it an apples to oranges comparison.