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by chanakyaa
02 Apr 2020 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327995

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: 4469
Views: 327995

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: 4469
Views: 327995

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: 87
Views: 10456

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: 897
Views: 161013

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: 4192
Views: 743397

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: 4457
Views: 526028

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: 4457
Views: 526028

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
by chanakyaa
23 Mar 2020 07:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4457
Views: 526028

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Some gloom and doom from usual characters who get paid for speeches and articles, but challenging times are coming. Time to buckle up. Wouldn't be surprised if the pain spreads to the rest of the world and India in Q2/Q3. Fed's Bullard: Coronavirus shutdown not a recession but an investment in survi...
by chanakyaa
23 Mar 2020 07:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327995

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Global mortality associated with seasonal influenza epidemics: New burden estimates and predictors from the GLaMOR Project (Oct 2019) Until recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated the annual mortality burden of influenza to be 250,000 to 500,000 all-cause deaths globally; however, a...
by chanakyaa
22 Mar 2020 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327995

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

One technical pooch. This is US specific. CDC says there are more than 15,219 cases. The footnote says that “Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020”. What is a presumptive positive case? Is it like you are guilty...
by chanakyaa
19 Mar 2020 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4457
Views: 526028

Re: Understanding the US - Again

X posting from Coronavirus dhaaga... US will just open the tap to flood pockets with $$. Was Done in 2008, for 2+ years. Printed 2+ trillion dollars in 'quantitative easing'. Why no inflation followed is a mystery. This OT but willing to continue in appropriate thread- and if so please flag this pos...
by chanakyaa
16 Mar 2020 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 897
Views: 161013

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Yes, finally, a well co-ordinated, well thought out and nicely packaged recession is very likely to occur, followed by free and endless printing of digital money. RBI rate cut today? The MPC doesn’t need to meet to effect one Coronavirus Spreads Recession Fears Around The World Italy to Pass New Sti...
by chanakyaa
12 Mar 2020 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4457
Views: 526028

Re: Understanding the US - Again

... Hunter/Burisma angle is there.

A grand welcome awaits comrade by-done

GOP chairman cancels Hunter Biden-related subpoena vote
by chanakyaa
09 Mar 2020 06:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1537
Views: 244687

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Oil plunges over 20%
Oil futures suffered their biggest daily loss since 1991 on Sunday after Saudi Arabia slashed its official selling price (OSP) and announced plans to raise crude production significantly, signaling the start of a price war....
by chanakyaa
09 Mar 2020 04:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 456
Views: 45180

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

This morning oil prices are crashing by 20-30% down to 2008 crisis level. Time for India to buy massive amounts at dirt cheap prices and pass the benefit from sheikh's pocket to Indian consumers...
Oil plummets 30% as OPEC deal failure sparks price war
by chanakyaa
07 Mar 2020 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327995

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

... IMO this is the roadmap: 1. Panic induced by the whole Poultry-Little tribes and Experts 2. Dhoti-Shivering 3. Gradual realization that one feels much more silly than sick. 4. Sun comes out next week as US Springs Forward. 5. Something more interesting comes on TV. ... Little detour in the CT l...
by chanakyaa
01 Mar 2020 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 711
Views: 82923

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

Subhanalla! Jazakulla! Shall we call it -- Palm Oil Regime Change? The virus thing is making things worse for palm oil exporters. Desi bania can now import from Malays for cheap. Palm oil heads for worst week in 11 years on demand destruction Slimy Mahathir won't let go easily Malaysia's Mahathir se...
by chanakyaa
27 Feb 2020 06:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3931
Views: 430906

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Some ideas and/or different perspective to tackle the problem from thousands of kilometers away... 'Lawless and illegal': Alberta's Bill 1 aims stiffer penalties at blockade protests The Alberta government marked its return to the legislature with a new bill outlining tougher punishments on proteste...
by chanakyaa
26 Feb 2020 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327995

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Italy has confirmed 54 new cases of #coronavirus today bringing the total 283. Seasonal Flu Damage in Italy (pre-CV) ... In the winter seasons from 2013/14 to 2016/17, an estimated average of 5,290,000 ILI (influenza-like-illness) cases occurred in Italy, corresponding to an incidence of 9%. ... Mo...
by chanakyaa
25 Feb 2020 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327995

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The Next Pandemic Is Out There. Is the Private Sector Ready? (November 8, 2019) Late in the summer of 2019, a virus makes the leap from pigs in South America to the farmers who come into close and regular contact with them. It begins as a slow burn in Brazil; by October, it is gaining momentum and ...
by chanakyaa
20 Feb 2020 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587278

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

One requirement India should have on milk should be for A2 protein. Most of USA milk is of A1 protein while Indian (and i believe most european cows) produce milk A2 protein. A1 protein is suppose to cause lactose intolerance. I recently took some interest in efforts towards revitalizing pure desi ...
by chanakyaa
20 Feb 2020 08:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587278

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://www.cfr.org/article/field-guide-us-india-trade-tensions ... The article is very one sided with classic selection biases. The author conveniently switches between "goods" and "goods and services" when convenient. Nice infographics on the bilateral trade on "goods&quo...
by chanakyaa
18 Feb 2020 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587278

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India offers U.S. dairy, chicken access in bid for elusive trade deal with Trump India, the world's largest milk-producing nation, has traditionally restricted dairy imports to protect the livelihoods of 80 million rural households involved in the industry. India has offered to partially open up it...
by chanakyaa
18 Feb 2020 07:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482446

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

chetak wrote:...
BTW, the airlines may be @emirates

the authorities have already done the trick

Notice sent to Emirates

One technical pooch. Does EM has the ability to electronically check validity of desi bija in Dubai? Looks like bija was cancelled by email...
by chanakyaa
18 Feb 2020 07:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 621766

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

U.S. mulls cutting Huawei off from global chip suppliers, with TSMC in crosshairs
administration is considering changing U.S. regulations to allow it to block shipments of chips to Huawei Technologies from companies such as Taiwan’s TSMC...
by chanakyaa
08 Feb 2020 07:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 47
Views: 5691

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

Keeping it all in the family. On a serious note, could GoI reach a deal with these companies (w/uncle's blessings) to bring manufacturing to India in exchange for providing capital, lower manufacturing cost, and long term provider of choice contracts? Better than dealing with Huawei. White House dis...
by chanakyaa
07 Feb 2020 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327995

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

@UB, i'm sure panda would love to pay back. Situation at the moment is that chacha is not giving them much time to take breath. One after the other, bam bam bam. SARS, MERS, Avian bukhar, H1N(pick a number), Swine bukhar, african bukhar, trade war, Hoova-way, CV. And, CV won't be the last one. (2020...
by chanakyaa
06 Feb 2020 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587278

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The Seattle City Council votes to pass resolution 32196 that condemns the recent Citizenship Law and NRC in India. Remarkable win, and big thanks to everyone who made this happen. :rotfl: Ha. They can’t fix their own social problems. Google following search “seattle homelessness problem“ and watch ...
by chanakyaa
04 Feb 2020 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 327995

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some numbers for context... Disease Burden of Influenza (CDC) Each year CDC estimates the burden of influenza in the U.S. CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9 million – 45 million illnesses, between 140,000 – 810,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 – 61,000 deaths annually sinc...
by chanakyaa
25 Jan 2020 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 897
Views: 161013

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

(World Econ Forum) Shaping a Multiconceptual World 2020 A lengthy ready, that discusses following points. - The Expansion of Geopolitics - Multilateralism in an Ungoverned World - Managing the Rising Influence of Nationalism - Culture, Identity and the Evolution of Geopolitics - Navigating the Digi...
by chanakyaa
20 Jan 2020 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Not sure if the Libya info is appropriate here or in "India-Africa" dhaaga... Energy related interventions in Libya have reached almost WWII level with countries taking sides driven by interests. Decade of wars, misery, human loss. Good ole Gaddafi days... Timeline: Haftar's months-long of...
by chanakyaa
19 Jan 2020 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587278

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

A question for the US gurus here. How come Minnesota always elects rabid Muslims like Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar, etc? A look at the demography shows that Muslims are not so numerous in Minnesota. So what gives here? Shanmukh-ji, here is some data points, from which you can make educated guess. This...
by chanakyaa
14 Jan 2020 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 936
Views: 104395

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Catholic Church Shields $2 Billion in Assets to Limit Abuse Payouts
Dioceses are aggressively moving and reclassifying holdings to shrink the value of their bankruptcy estates...
by chanakyaa
12 Jan 2020 05:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208531

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

In all the QS and plane drama, JooK was not directly in news. Former empire had to get their share of pound of flesh. Fear of missing out... Iran Briefly Arrests British Envoy for Involvement in Tehran Unrest Britain’s envoy to Tehran Rob Macaire was arrested for hours for his involvement in provoki...

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