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by Lohit
22 Mar 2020 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4562
Views: 336675

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The potential, unforeseen impact of C19 Came across some grim news in the form of an article https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973 Crux is that C19 is airborne for upto 3 hrs. Meaning it can travel short distances in wind as well as ventilation and plumbing systems. If true, it may lik...
by Lohit
19 Mar 2020 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 897
Views: 161178

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Earlier I thought we will be out of this crisis at least temporarily by may first week. Now I am having doubts. Any proper cure/vaccine will take 18 months to be public. I don't know how many people going to survive. one curious nature of the virus is, how it infected elites from every country. How...
by Lohit
19 Mar 2020 20:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 897
Views: 161178

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Can you elaborate on the process behind such scenarios. Sometimes explicating brings out interesting threads. I think the current flare up between Turkey and EU is a good example to explicate on how it would have played out differently a few years from now, especially because it included elements o...
by Lohit
19 Mar 2020 04:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4195
Views: 744429

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

By taking this as an early indication of NaPaks intent and junking their credit rating and outlook into zimbabwe/iran territory.
by Lohit
19 Mar 2020 04:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 897
Views: 161178

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Sharing a set of hypothesis/ perspectives on how the world may get shaped post the Chinese Virus recession/ deleveraging and how we need to respond, 1. Nation states / alliances will become much more nationalistic / fascist, akin to post 1920s depression: With major economic fallout, populist, prote...
by Lohit
19 Mar 2020 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4195
Views: 744429

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Niazi's recent statement begging for a sovereign debt write off will not be forgotten and will come back to haunt Pak really hard.
by Lohit
08 Mar 2020 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 456
Views: 45206

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Amongst all the shocks being delivered to the global economy, this will be remembered as the one which delivered the KO, https://finance.yahoo.com/news/putin-dumps-mbs-start-war-172746296.html " Saudi Arabia kicked off an all-out oil war on Saturday, slashing official pricing for its crude and ...
by Lohit
06 Mar 2020 14:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 966
Views: 184065

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Shouldn't we be selling weapons to Afghan army? Why dont we setup the same kind of presence as Russia has in Syria - military advisors and air dominance assets that ensure Ghanis continuation in Afg? Why dont we assemble a new alliance to bolster the Ghani govt? Afghanistan should be the single bigg...
by Lohit
02 Mar 2020 06:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 966
Views: 184065

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Options in front of Ashraf Ghani The intention of this exercise is to brainstorm what options Ghani might have now that the Taliban will be at his throat very soon and since he has been abandoned (for reasons right or wrong) by the US to the tender mercies of the Taliban. With most commentors compar...
by Lohit
19 Jan 2020 16:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4753
Views: 610726

Re: Internal Security Watch

Another data point to support BRFs (well estabilished) hypothesis that NDTV is part of the fifth column. CKjkYNEV8jw At this point I am reasonably confident that I can dig out N=30 such incidents to statistically prove that NDTV carried an anti-India / pro-pak hit job and recieved overt/covert ackno...
by Lohit
09 Jan 2020 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208639

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Some points that Trump made and some conjecture of my own (in increasing order of conjecture), Lohit, quality post. allow me to probe further Thanks chief. On your points, 1. Chinas massive anticipatory naval build up - Agree, in fact I recall having read on BRF quite some time back that Khan and C...
by Lohit
09 Jan 2020 03:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 897
Views: 161178

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Agree with most of the perspectives you shared sir. The next question then becomes how will Bharat be steered in the times to come? Or to rephrase, how do we go about the grand orchestration required to create an Indic superstate by expanding influence towards the North, East and West? Towards the E...
by Lohit
09 Jan 2020 02:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208639

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

ramana wrote:Lohit good 5th post. Much better than many see nears.


Pranaam Garu.
by Lohit
09 Jan 2020 01:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208639

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Some points that Trump made and some conjecture of my own (in increasing order of conjecture), 1. This round is officialy over, economic warfare will continue 2. Trump has drawn a line in the sand - Iran cant proceed with its nuclear program or killings of any US citizens else strong mil danda will ...
by Lohit
08 Jan 2020 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208639

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Iran will not give blackbox to Boeing: https://mobile.twitter.com/AlexInAir/st ... 3925153794

Pentagon reportedly states Iran intentionally missed both targets: https://mobile.twitter.com/hdagres/stat ... 8683652096
by Lohit
08 Jan 2020 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208639

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Overall in a couple days Iran has almost turned into laughing material I guess this was the case during the Iran-Iraq war as well. Whilst both sides were shelling billions to get new western arms - they used to leave half of it behind on battlefields in case of retreats, because they didnt know how...
by Lohit
08 Jan 2020 15:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208639

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Not an accident. It had a lot of Canadians[/quote]

Apparently most of these were Canadians of Iranian descent.
by Lohit
08 Jan 2020 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1605
Views: 208639

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

My take on likely Iranian retaliation scenarios in increasing order of likelihood, 1. An 80s style tanker war seems unlikely since the biggest impact of any such action in the straits of Hormuz would be on China. Cant imagine Iran doing anything to antagonize China, what with the very few meanigful ...

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