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by chanakyaa
01 Jun 2020 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6494
Views: 607216

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Russia to start using Avifavir as a Covid-19 treatment from June

by chanakyaa
29 May 2020 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4686
Views: 577105

Re: Understanding the US - Again

... There was a case I followed on Twitter in which opIndia folks very politely pointed out misinformation on India, with supporting docs etc. and Wikipedia management refused to make the correction. I thought the case made for changes was very sound, and could see no justification, other than prej...
by chanakyaa
21 May 2020 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1084
Views: 153134

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Hope part of it does not end up in the pockets of bhookha nanga Qatar offers Turkey relief by tripling FX swap line to $15bn ISTANBUL: Turkey secured a tripling of its currency-swap agreement with Qatar to $15 billion, the central bank said on Wednesday, providing some much-needed foreign funding to...
by chanakyaa
18 May 2020 07:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6494
Views: 607216

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Interesting connections. A Turkish guy (Uğur Şahin) starts a bio-tech company in Germany called BioNTech, short for "Biopharmaceutical New Technologies", which takes large capital investment ($85 million upfront for research and development purposes and $50 million for a 0.7% stake in BioN...
by chanakyaa
15 May 2020 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6494
Views: 607216

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ As of May 8th, Sorrento wasn't expected to start Phase 1 trials of antibody therapy until Q3 2020.
by chanakyaa
13 May 2020 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 914
Views: 170036

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

$1=75 INR and Euro 1 = 81 INR. Time to negotiate these exchange rates. Misuse of post WW2 financial system has reached epic proportions. Negative Interest Rates: Rewarding Profligacy L. Dwayne BarneyPaul A. Cleveland Presently there are trillions of dollars of bonds throughout the world with negativ...
by chanakyaa
10 May 2020 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 960
Views: 113142

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Continuing on the topic, it was interesting to learn that the critique of this peaceful relijion in the early years (60-100 AD)was met with brutal suppression. I searched the BRF site for any postings on these names, but did not find any posts, so I'm posting here. It seems like the early critique b...
by chanakyaa
08 May 2020 20:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 960
Views: 113142

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

... Found it: Download and Read. Absolute must. http://www.jrbooksonline.com/PDFs/Ravage%20Marcus%20Eli%20-%20A%20real%20case%20against%20the%20Jews%20-%20January%201928.pdf @JEM, a big Thank You to you for your original post. I've been very interested in the subject, but couldn't commit myself to ...
by chanakyaa
01 May 2020 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 914
Views: 170036

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Post WWII experiment using debt, fiat money, interest rates seems to continue dye a slow death. In the post COVID world, I wouldn't be surprised if the system goes through complete overhaul. Instead of saying here is FREE money, it sounds intelligent to say lending at minus 1 percent ECB recalibrate...
by chanakyaa
28 Apr 2020 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4686
Views: 577105

Re: Understanding the US - Again

For those interested in finance/econ. There has been lot of news on shortage of tissue paper in the US, often joked as unique first world problem. Here is some perspective (from Mises) on whether it is a demand or supply issue... Cause ANTI-GOUGING LAWS ARE THE REASON THERE IS A TOILET PAPER SHORTAG...
by chanakyaa
23 Apr 2020 18:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 960
Views: 113142

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

...There was a brutal and scathing critique of Christianity from a Jewish perspective by Marcus something or other (a French-sounding name), an American intellectual in the early 20th century... JEM, i think this may be it. Name is Marcus Eli Ravage (June 25, 1884, Bârlad, Romania – October 6, 1965...
by chanakyaa
20 Apr 2020 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4686
Views: 577105

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget http://www.crfb.org/sites/default/files/care%20act%20sanky15.png New Projections: (US) Debt Will Exceed the Size of the Economy This Year ...Our latest projections find that under current law, budget deficits will total more than $3.8 trillion (18.7 percen...
by chanakyaa
19 Apr 2020 07:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 914
Views: 170036

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Apologies if already posted. Implementing Grand Strategy Toward China (PDF) Foreward by Richard N. Haass The first phase , which lasted from the establishment of the People’s Republic of China until rapprochement under President Richard M. Nixon, was one of open hostility. The United States much pre...
by chanakyaa
17 Apr 2020 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6494
Views: 607216

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sadly, here comes a big Thank You from the establishment. Looks like the author of the article has made a career going after the generic drug industry. Exclusive: FDA may have dropped standards too far in hunt for chloroquine to fight coronavirus - sources (Katherine Eban) ... Bayer has since donate...
by chanakyaa
15 Apr 2020 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4686
Views: 577105

Re: Understanding the US - Again

X-posting from Wuhan dhaaga...

pankajs wrote:Big Pharma has a huge stake is promoting its own drugs over the cheap & imported HCQ. They make no money on HCQ.
https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/1249099768007024644


How the drug industry got its way on the coronavirus
by chanakyaa
15 Apr 2020 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 483
Views: 75461

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

No love for semiconductor/IC device fabrication??

Just to reinforce the points you are making, Europe is at advanced stages of such self-sufficiency.

Infineon (Germany) to acquire Cypress (US), strengthening and accelerating its path of profitable growth
by chanakyaa
13 Apr 2020 18:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 483
Views: 75461

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

... I think you should def post that memo to IK Niazi - he would be delighted to know his $100 Bn debt is actually a figment of imagination since Mr. Bretton Wood is dead. Per your request, I sent the memo to IK Niazi. Looks like he took the bait. PM Imran asks world for debt relief in war on Covid...
by chanakyaa
13 Apr 2020 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 483
Views: 75461

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

... Now, in a divided country, efficient and farsighted government is necessary to overcome obstacles unprecedented in magnitude and global scope. Sustaining the public trust is crucial to social solidarity, to the relation of societies with each other, and to international peace and stability. Nat...
by chanakyaa
12 Apr 2020 04:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 309035

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Thanks for the clarification. My reference to the death of Bretton Woods did not mean to refer to the going away of IMF or WB. These two Bretton Woods era institutions are around and will be around. Generally speaking, when people refer to the death of Bretton Woods, this is what they are referring ...
by chanakyaa
11 Apr 2020 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1408
Views: 309035

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

X-posting from post wuhan dhaaga... This has been going on since Bretton Wood died. I think you should def post that memo to IK Niazi - he would be delighted to know his $100 Bn debt is actually a figment of imagination since Mr. Bretton Wood is dead. On a lighter note, the state of bakistan and its...
by chanakyaa
11 Apr 2020 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 483
Views: 75461

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

..Is there any precedent of US declaring that they 'own' another countries foreign reserves? If the US does so, will it also mean that such reserves held by other countries, could be impounded by the US, whenever they 'feel damaged'?... Yeah, It is call "money printing". This has been goi...
by chanakyaa
10 Apr 2020 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4686
Views: 577105

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Nothing wrong with using debt as a tool in troubled times to revive its economy. But, the numbers below DO NOT include new ($2, $3, $4, $5 trillion) digital debt related to Coronavirus. US Debt by President by Dollar and Percentage ... Donald Trump: Trump plans to add $4.832 trillion to the debt in ...
by chanakyaa
09 Apr 2020 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4686
Views: 577105

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Trillions, Gazillions bazooka. INR/USD 75.8/1 Fed announces new lending plans it says will provide $2.3 trillion in support for economy The Federal Reserve on Thursday set up new loan programs and bolstered existing ones in an effort to provide $2.3 trillion in support for the economy essentially sh...
by chanakyaa
06 Apr 2020 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 483
Views: 75461

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Fauci suggests COVID-19 outbreaks could assume a seasonal nature WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says there a very good chance the new coronavirus “will assume a seasonal nature” because it is unlikely to be under control globally. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Dis...
by chanakyaa
04 Apr 2020 03:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 483
Views: 75461

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Unusual solution to unusual problem. If done in India, wouldn't be bad to keep TJs at home on Fridays. Men can leave their homes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while women on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Sundays Across the world, officials have been desperately adopting sweeping measur...
by chanakyaa
03 Apr 2020 19:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6494
Views: 607216

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

... Few ways to achieve this could be: 1) Everyone who can work from home should continue it..This can continue for may be 2 -3 months or more.. 2) Regions can be divided in Red zone ( high risk of community spread ), yellow zone (moderate risk of community spread) , Green zone ( low risk of commun...
by chanakyaa
02 Apr 2020 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6494
Views: 607216

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some non-anglo perspective on what may be working/being tried etc. Why Is Germany's Coronavirus Death Rate So Low? ...According to experts, Germany’s case fatality rate is so low due to its widespread testing. “In some countries only very symptomatic cases are tested (e.g. in Italy) and in others a ...
by chanakyaa
02 Apr 2020 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6494
Views: 607216

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Momeens are lucky that they are in a country where their leader is respectful. Troublemakers in Philippines are not so lucky. No need to go all the way loud mouth Duterte style, but GoI needs to be strict with these creatures for the benefit of all. 'Shoot Them Dead': Philippine President Duterte Wa...
by chanakyaa
01 Apr 2020 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6494
Views: 607216

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Chinese scientists seeking potential COVID-19 treatment find 'effective' antibodies A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are “extremely effective” at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells, which eventually could be helpful in treating or pre...
by chanakyaa
01 Apr 2020 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 483
Views: 75461

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

The Anglo-Saxons have not been Number ONE in the past half millenia for no reason. They are a powerful, quick thinking, quick reacting, ruthless race. When the US and UK are openly considering Herd Immunity early in the game, we should not see it as some kind grasping at straws and not a deliberate...
by chanakyaa
30 Mar 2020 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 914
Views: 170036

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Countries are preparing to protect domestic industries from the impending recession... Australia to review all foreign investments during coronavirus Australia will require all foreign investment proposals to be assessed by its Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) during the duration of the corona...
by chanakyaa
26 Mar 2020 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4226
Views: 767298

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

UPDATE 1-Pakistan seeks $1.4 billion IMF loan to tackle economic slowdown from COVID-19 ISLAMABAD, March 25 (Reuters) - Pakistan is seeking another $1.4 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help it deal with the economic slowdown from the coronavirus, government finance advise...
by chanakyaa
24 Mar 2020 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4686
Views: 577105

Re: Understanding the US - Again

From the perspective of average people or casual finance types, NO, it probably doesn't matter (beyond roti, kapada, makan). From the perspective of government heads or heads of national central banks of world, this is a big deal. Consider this. India's foreign reserve is ~$500bn. The stimulus (taki...
by chanakyaa
24 Mar 2020 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4686
Views: 577105

Re: Understanding the US - Again

White House and congressional leaders say they're close to a deal on a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus National debt hits $23 trillion: Only $22 trillion back in February (Does not include new $2 trillion) https://center80.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/US-Gross-National-Debt-2011-2019-11-02-1.png

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