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by Gerard
02 Apr 2020 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209911

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200331-the-law-of-generosity-combatting-coronavirus-in-pakistan In a recent coronavirus-related address to the nation, Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, stated that “25% of Pakistanis cannot afford to eat two times a day. Simply not true. The 2018 National Nutr...
by Gerard
01 Apr 2020 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 330908

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Apparently North Korea has some T-34 tanks still in service. We may yet see them in Pakistani camo. These T-55 are apparently destined for the Frontier Corps at Afghan border.
by Gerard
31 Mar 2020 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209911

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Regional Politics By Owen Bennet-Jones The second group of critics are concerned about something else. The US, India, Iran and many in Afghanistan complain that the proxy forces are sources of regional instability that exacerbate Pakistan-India tensions and destabilise Afghanistan. Pakistan general...
by Gerard
31 Mar 2020 17:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SC asks Centre to curb fake news on coronavirus, set up portal within 24 hours for real-time info The Centre told the apex court that the suggestion to sprinkle water and chemicals on migrants to sanitise them does not work scientifically and is not the right way 3 out of 10 moving from cities to v...
by Gerard
31 Mar 2020 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sweden says no to quarantine – is this the most reckless or the most proportionate Covid-19 response in the West? This tactic is at odds with the strategy in the UK which has been to tell citizens to stay at home and limit leaving the house to once a day. Sweden’s experts have taken a very differen...
by Gerard
31 Mar 2020 05:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 87
Views: 10457

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

How China’s Lies Brought The World To Its Knees “I think nations are going to question their dependence on one another through the global supply chain, and I think people are going to rethink whether it’s a good idea to be so reliant on a totalitarian China that blames everyone else in the world fo...
by Gerard
31 Mar 2020 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1562
Views: 292889

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar satellite stops working Venesat is retired to graveyard after suspected power issue The satellite, which uses the Chinese-built DFH-4 bus, reportedly lost one of its solar-array drive mechanisms in February, followed by the second solar-array drive the following month. An ...
by Gerard
31 Mar 2020 01:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209911

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

CPEC and Pakistan’s Debt Burden According to IMF program document, Pakistan has to pay back US$ 37 billion to both bilateral and multilateral creditors over the IMF program period, 2019-22. Out of the total repayment, Pakistan will have to pay back USD 14.7 billion to China as repayment of bilatera...
by Gerard
31 Mar 2020 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209911

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

The relief package is about 3 times the Pakistani defence budget (7.6 billion USD). About half the total budget (42 billion USD). Slightly more than total revenue (20.8 billion USD). For comparison, the Indian defence budget is 65.86 billion USD and total budget is 430 billion USD. Note that debt se...
by Gerard
29 Mar 2020 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

German state finance minister Thomas Schäfer found dead Investigators said an investigation on the scene confirmed the identity of the man as Schäfer and that the death was likely a suicide. Police did not immediately release further details of the case. Bouffier also said that Schäfer had been liv...
by Gerard
29 Mar 2020 06:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3409
Views: 545788

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

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by Gerard
27 Mar 2020 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

US aircraft carrier taken offline by coronavirus 11:47 AM: USS Theodore Roosevelt has been ordered into port in Guam after more cases of COVID‑19 were found aboard, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told reporters Thursday morning. NORAD, Cheyenne Mountain button up against coronavirus 01:51 PM: M...
by Gerard
26 Mar 2020 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Govt likely to unveil $20 billion-plus stimulus package

Direct payments into the bank accounts of 100 million poor and to businesses affected by the lockdown.
by Gerard
25 Mar 2020 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3933
Views: 430921

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

“Instead of 'Belt and Road,' it's 'Plague and Road,'” the American Enterprise Institute’s Michael Rubin told the Washington Examiner.


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/poli ... initiative
by Gerard
25 Mar 2020 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Pakistan goes AWOL from Saarc’s list of contributors for Covid-19 fund
Pakistan is the only member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) that hasn’t contributed to the Covid-19 Emergency Fund for the grouping that has already received commitments worth $18.8 million.
by Gerard
24 Mar 2020 19:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3933
Views: 430921

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Lisa wrote:Chetakji,

^Ren Zhiqiang has 'disappeared'.


If you strike a king, you must kill him
by Gerard
24 Mar 2020 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1012
Views: 209911

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

https://www.dailypioneer.com/2020/trending-news/total-number-of-coronavirus-cases-in-pakistan-rises-to-799.html#/ Pakistan on Monday said the total number of coronavirus cases in the country stood at 799, even as the Army resolved to put together all resources to tackle the infection which has claim...
by Gerard
23 Mar 2020 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1675
Views: 287105

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Marines Plan to Retool to Meet China Threat
The Marine Corps is undertaking its most sweeping transformation in decades, pivoting from a focus on fighting insurgents in the Middle East to developing the ability to hop from island to island in the western Pacific to bottle up the Chinese fleet.
by Gerard
23 Mar 2020 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Second ‘door’ to the coronavirus was found in human cells: Chinese scientists have found another target for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on the surface of human cells. It is the CD147 protein, which, incidentally, is used not only by the previous coronavirus, the causative agent of SARS, but also by ...
by Gerard
21 Mar 2020 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Finland scoffs at WHO's coronavirus testing protocol, suggests organization doesn't understand how pandemics work A senior Finnish health official has dismissed a World Health Organization (WHO) advisory to test as many people as possible for coronavirus, arguing that such a measure would be comple...
by Gerard
21 Mar 2020 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The vaccine was rapidly synthesised as novel coronavirus sequence was available Unlike a usual vaccine, RNA vaccines work by the introduction of an mRNA sequence into the host’s cells. This mRNA codes for a disease-specific antigen. Once inside a cell, the mRNA instructs the cell to produce the ant...
by Gerard
21 Mar 2020 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 897
Views: 161014

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

That is the US Central Bank See Who owns the Federal Reserve? The Federal Reserve was created in 1913 by the Federal Reserve Act to serve as the nation's central bank. The Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., is an agency of the federal government and reports to and is directly accountable to the...
by Gerard
20 Mar 2020 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The more fatal a virus is, the less chance to spread. The most successful viruses are found embedded in human DNA, in every cell, passed down in all humans. Their dna is inactivated and does nothing.
by Gerard
19 Mar 2020 07:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Inside Pakistan's Quarantine Camp
The environment here is so filthy that if a person stays here for a while… they will get coronavirus.”

A rare look inside a camp that has become the epicentre of Pakistan’s #coronavirus outbreak.
by Gerard
18 Mar 2020 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3933
Views: 430921

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Isn't the Rajya Sabha seat offered to Gogoi a President nominated (non political) one? Having retired Supreme Court Justices sit in the upper house isn't something unheard of. In the UK, the initial Supreme Court Justices, the former Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, get to return to their seats in the H...
by Gerard
17 Mar 2020 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There are references to two Tabligi events where Malaysians were allegedly exposed. The first was about a month ago in Lahore, Pakistan and the second in Kuala Lumpur.
by Gerard
17 Mar 2020 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3933
Views: 430921

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

4 out of 2328 (3 terrorists and 1 child rapist/murderer) with 4 due on Friday (high profile rapist/murderers) suggests the process of application of the death penalty is capricious and political.
by Gerard
17 Mar 2020 18:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3933
Views: 430921

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The ICJ claim seems to be an attempt to confuse the jail authorities? To make it appear as if there is an outstanding appeal before a court? The claims made in the letter written by their lawyer to the ICJ are quite outrageous and defamatory to the judicial system of India.
by Gerard
17 Mar 2020 18:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4469
Views: 328028

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Coronavirus Pandemic Update 37: The ACE-2 Receptor - The Doorway to COVID-19 (ACE Inhibitors & ARBs)

by Gerard
17 Mar 2020 03:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3933
Views: 430921

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It flummoxes me that these guys are getting such legal support to even go to ICJ which has no locus standi. I suspect there are some big names to come out if they don't exhaust the process. Hence this drama. How do they intend to do this? Only State parties (for disputes) or UN agencies (for adviso...

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