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Seema Sirohi @seemasirohi Washington DC

Columnist for The Economic Times, long-time watcher of India-US relations, former foreign editor of Outlook, failed rocker and aspiring yogi.

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Pak stays on FATF grey list, sees June deadline on terror, could slip into black list after June, reports ⁦… https://t.co/dNqNAyjr5T @marvisirmed @BushraGohar @iamthedrifter @monaeltahawy @suhasinih @Aparna_Pande @HinaRKhar @fispahani @reema_omerhttps://t.co/fFovLKP82e
2/21
2020
@BDUTT Congratulations: https://t.co/crxbQH8n8ZUnknown group to host ‘Namaste Trump’ event in Ahmedabad (BJP's penchant for floating mysterious groups is puzzling… https://t.co/RVm13cFsSQ @ForeignAffairs Tellis: To reach full potential, India needs to jumpstart the economy, clean up its defence procure… https://t.co/xPf50DXUwB @ForeignAffairs Tellis: Defence trade has helped as India diversifies its purchases but "India’s desire for defense… https://t.co/fThySoCenN @ForeignAffairs Tellis: "Commentators have devoted many column inches to parsing the differences between New Delhi’… https://t.co/KA2B23s3XwAshley Tellis, the most eminent voice on South Asia, gives his stamp of approval with some caveats: "The Surprising… https://t.co/9SkADtJoKcTwo Republican senators write to Trump to fight for lower Indian tariffs on pulse crops: lentils, chickpeas, dried… https://t.co/V7eAQ8dj8MMy take on the politics of the visit: India represents a bright spot for ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ with 56% approval ratin… https://t.co/VHaJgpGrgYThread 👇🏽 https://t.co/4LEh8pI3pDIf you read one piece, let it be this one on the Trump visit. It's a fair & balanced account of India-US relations… https://t.co/GBu4DrX518 @rupasubramanya @Barugaru1 He didn't handle it at all. He reportedly left Lighthizer in a lurch after promising him… https://t.co/kVaxQDyzir @Barugaru1 @rupasubramanya And it essentially prevents India from arguing for GSP restoration. I think the impendin… https://t.co/fme6nknxmJI write about Trump’s India Visit for ⁦@TheQuint⁩: Try doing a “Salaam Trump” in Pakistan! But “Namaste Trump” can… https://t.co/5Q2XQ5p2IH
Retweeted by Seema Sirohi @Mukherjee_Anit @d_extrovert They have a former DC “think tanker” to write now 😉Fun to read: https://t.co/4zruZkEu5lCONFIRMED: Indian Govt Clears $930-million Deal For 6 Apache Helicopters For Indian Army https://t.co/cQH1Uw3105
Retweeted by Seema SirohiThe NYT has decided to amplify and effectively promote the messages of the world’s most notorious terrorist (and Al… https://t.co/Lx2x7ucnsS
Retweeted by Seema SirohiI write about Trump’s India Visit for ⁦@TheQuint⁩: Try doing a “Salaam Trump” in Pakistan! But “Namaste Trump” can… https://t.co/5Q2XQ5p2IHDebaters : 1 @NBCNews moderators: 0 #DemDebate.@SenSanders: it’s socialism for the rich in America and rugged individualism for the poor. Says calling him a com… https://t.co/hnsjyNmLqDI actually remember all of @SenSanders key lines by now. #DemDebateXi: Mind if I occupy the South China Sea? Biden: https://t.co/6l0CsrPnt0 https://t.co/J9puWbjUVs
Retweeted by Seema SirohiIndia alert folks. @MikeBloomberg says India a bigger problem than China on coal. #DemDebateSisterhood of @ewarren and @amyklobuchar is a healthy thing. Warren makes a good point that forgetting a name is no… https://t.co/PHwP0oew8x.@ewarren is on fire. On Bloomberg: your defence is that you were nice to some women? #DemDebatehttps://t.co/GuIxzZM1I6 https://t.co/00tRLRifof @JonahBlank Agree.This is going to be quite a night. https://t.co/M7RkNlhXdlTaliban spokesman says in Urdu ‘Draft agreement with U.S. does not mention talks with Afghan govt.’ Will proposed… https://t.co/Y3qFU2aPuT
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2/20
2020
@CongressmanRaja @SenatorCollins Zing.... @Retributions More the army :) @Retributions Stay polite even if the other side is dangerously ignorant, abusive, hilariously stupid but "all-knowing" about stuff. @samas777 All inorganic. 😂Things are moving a bit ... https://t.co/a2AnL84jMP @KapilSharmaDC @samirsaran A defence announcement is most likely happening. @saliltripathi @dhume That’s a win for Trump. Everything is politics in the end no?A comprehensive take by ⁦@rupasubramanya⁩ The United States and India: A Tale of Unequal Partners — South Asia Prog… https://t.co/PZq6DiDIyrThis is a preposterous move by Beijing, but also one of the more egregious examples of foreign correspondents holdi… https://t.co/XhhvXc2G61
Retweeted by Seema SirohiPresident @realDonaldTrump & @FLOTUS will be on their first visit to India from 24-25 February 2020 at the invitati… https://t.co/c8zX3qcM6U
Retweeted by Seema Sirohi @AmbMoKumar @d_jaishankar @MarkLinscott5 @AyresAlyssa @horror06 @tanvi_madan @RichardRossow @Cold_Peace_https://t.co/6dwXulYPEX @EconomicTimes A major problem during the endless negotiations has been the relative power of negotiators. While Li… https://t.co/FiTJi3vk6C @EconomicTimes But there are two sides to the story. Indian sources say that US domestic politics may have entered… https://t.co/oWDZ42SHFa @EconomicTimes US officials are beginning to wonder why Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t put his thumb on the sc… https://t.co/BYziYiM3dAMy take: US-India trade deal: Who is playing hardball? https://t.co/vpaiPdR5b7 via @economictimesIf you want a primer and then some, read ⁦@horror06⁩ on the big visit: Trump visit to India will have substance, de… https://t.co/4wOtKBOG5t @mkvenu1 I feel since he is the president of the United States we can’t ignore him. You may not take everything ser… https://t.co/9SKs1e3gVdAs a friend speculated, Modi probably told Trump 7 or 8 lakh people might welcome him. And lakh (100,000) somehow g… https://t.co/ZZQgY3uBQxPresident Trump: So it’s going to be very exciting. But he says between the stadium and the airport, we’ll have ab… https://t.co/SC1p5og1HIPresident Trump: We’re not treated very well by India, but I happen to like Prime Minister Modi a lot. And he told… https://t.co/QUhaD47Q8uPresident Trump: Well, we can have a trade deal with India, but I’m really saving the big deal for later on. We’re… https://t.co/xlHgLHi5G9My take on the state of play in the Democratic Party. Socialism vs capitalism? Or Billionaire vs billionaire? As De… https://t.co/OA5dstA2osWaiting for a scathing @globaltimesnews editorial https://t.co/bgAmykNBQKMy takeaway from @MunSecConf: EU leaders don't fully grasp the scale of the #CCP's ambitions or the relationship b… https://t.co/bwHpTLKTuB
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2/19
2020
Trouble ahead, trouble behind... https://t.co/FYi6GxrUMuThis does not inspire confidence in Biden’s foreign policy abilities. https://t.co/RPYBUVeYQAFour secret annexes? Trump’s peace deal with the Taliban raises questions with Congress, reports ⁦@joshrogin⁩ - The… https://t.co/dV8O30RysaSources: FATF's ICRG subgroup recommends retaining Pakistan on greylist. Final decision by FATF plenary on Friday. https://t.co/uh073QXxqS
Retweeted by Seema SirohiFrom a leaked Chinese government document, the list of things that can get you sent to an internment camp in Xinjia… https://t.co/Z9xG33gJ0q
Retweeted by Seema SirohiThat barely covers Amazon’s carbon footprint. https://t.co/IpGGcXlBkAHe is going to sell a lot of books. https://t.co/ADpMEvO8pGDelighted to announce our program during @realDonaldTrump's first official visit to #India, in collaboration with… https://t.co/gIwHltXY6D
Retweeted by Seema SirohiNo headway in India-U.S. trade talks, reports ⁦@suhasinih⁩ - (US taking away developing country status might have t… https://t.co/8G4uxpJ8t0Socialism is a scare word they've hurled at every advance the people have made. Socialism is what they called publi… https://t.co/EgHSLr9drP
Retweeted by Seema Sirohi.@barugaru1 is tough in his assessment: Trump’s visit comes when mutually beneficial framework of bilateral relati… https://t.co/K7ax2Irznz
2/18
2020
Pakistan establishment, take note. Your students want out. @ImranKhanPTI https://t.co/LR4dIzPkj5Now, this is who I call a Professor of Philosophy! https://t.co/XpARqvlA64
Retweeted by Seema Sirohi @jabinjacobt Loved it. Sending it to my two kids who vote!
2/17
2020
@Retributions Exactly. @SaurabhJoshi No idea.And Sanghis and Sangh-curious "centrists" accuse liberals and the left of wanting fetishing poverty and ignorance. https://t.co/D6dLiUbsGs
Retweeted by Seema SirohiWith all due respect, didn’t think Jaishankar was rude or is giving a straight answer to a US senator not allowed b… https://t.co/JUfvB0HoA7A state- religion- nation nexus has already changed India. Read ⁦@vargheseKgeorge⁩’s interview with Gyan Prakash -… https://t.co/ijqKitBtz3Pakistan’s Prime Moron has a fetish for colonialism, real or imagined. https://t.co/ZkSjpdySvx
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2/16
2020
A milestone indeed! https://t.co/6uD8VH6JzsAlt News analysed Twitter accounts that had shared misinformation about 'Chhapaak' after Deepika Padukone's visit t… https://t.co/8L4sIBsjPD
Retweeted by Seema SirohiIs classification as 'developed nation' by US good news for India? Not so! - A fact-check https://t.co/XrSrYqpDUu via @AltNewsFormer IAS topper turned politician Shah Faesel booked under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) in Kashmir, as h… https://t.co/3JKUm76gxf
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2/15
2020
Huawei staff ‘won bonuses for stealing trade secrets’ https://t.co/yv7pBwYhvy
Retweeted by Seema SirohiIndia won't https://t.co/NekbrKmtJY
Retweeted by Seema SirohiCHM @RepEliotEngel: Pleased to welcome back Amb @SandhuTaranjitS, w/whom I look forward to working to further stren… https://t.co/RkzT72llaa
Retweeted by Seema SirohiPlagiarism in the Internet age is so hard to fight! Do "Influencers" have fact checkers? Does TikTok? https://t.co/VjGkUmm1Eo @rob_schmitz Very surprised that Pelosi wasn't up with the info on Huawei given there's almost a daily indictment of the company in the US. @smitaprakash Always and forever: Rajesh Khanna.My take: Why US President's India visit may not just be about Modi-Trump optics https://t.co/xdk79Hoitl via @economictimes
Retweeted by Seema SirohiA deal without serious consequences for Pakistan should it continue supporting its murderous proxies to kill Afghan… https://t.co/RHWMz5doTK
Retweeted by Seema Sirohi"The Trump administration has quietly been rolling out a Kafkaesque new processing policy for select categories of… https://t.co/UPQ8UhZiU2
Retweeted by Seema Sirohi @MilanV This is crazy.Remember Origin of "Mad Cow Disease"? Cattle were fed with feed which contained ground offal from different animal… https://t.co/BdcsnpghjV
Retweeted by Seema Sirohi @arzandc Amazing! Congratulations. We will miss you. No one else has the same accent! 😄You make a beautiful couple! Wishing you many more years of bliss and BTW I love your posts on Twitter. https://t.co/PzsmUSZntZA fine column by @EdwardGLuce: "Today many liberals might be described as drunk on apocalypse." The establishment’… https://t.co/TNujuLGsjhIf you read the story you will get it. It's the feed the cattle get -- has animal remains and stuff. https://t.co/LRKtUIKEyhMy take: Why US President's India visit may not just be about Modi-Trump optics https://t.co/xdk79Hoitl via @economictimes
2/14
2020
India offers to import U.S. dairy, chicken legs to seal elusive trade deal with Trump. Dairy products must be from… https://t.co/RLDFYcmZNwhttps://t.co/XQklbypsmi
Retweeted by Seema SirohiUS, #Taliban have reached a deal for a 7-day reduction in violence in #Afghanistan — possible precursor to peace deal, announces @EsperDoD.
Retweeted by Seema SirohiTaliban attacks increase by almost 90% as the group surpassed the Islamic State to become the world's deadliest ter… https://t.co/lM4JUPJpgd
Retweeted by Seema SirohiTake simple daily precautions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like Coronavirus Disease 2019. Le… https://t.co/qFTOlwAxbG
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2/13
2020

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