Vipin Narang

Vipin Narang

@NarangVipin

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MIT professor, Carnegie Nonresident Scholar, chemical engineer long ago, studies all things nuclear proliferation and strategy, some South Asia.

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Joined on August 28, 2013
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @NarangVipin and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
3 hours
Average replies
7
Average retweets
15
Average likes
56
Tweets with photos
16 / 100
Tweets with videos
5 / 100
Tweets with links
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Quoted @ddale8

Trump touts a "hydrosonic" missile, but says, "I call it super-duper. 'Cause super-duper is easier for people to understand than hydrosonic." He appears to be referring to hypersonic missiles.

As others have repeatedly said, the hypersonic glide body is (1) not a missile, it’s boosted to altitude by one, (2) personally, I think they’re less super duper, and certainly slower than, MaRVS, and (3) I certainly wouldn’t use one to brush my teeth. But other than that... https://t.co/gsNdy57QK4

Quoted @ddale8

Trump touts a "hydrosonic" missile, but says, "I call it super-duper. 'Cause super-duper is easier for people to understand than hydrosonic." He appears to be referring to hypersonic missiles.

The man with sole authority to launch America’s nuclear weapons https://t.co/ubmyOVBLoF

Every now and then someone is extremely condescending to me on this website and then time will pass and they'll like a tweet or try to engage and let me just say: I forget no slight.

Quoted @zhr_jafri

For over 35 years, Thums up ruled the Indian soft drink market. This iconic brand overcame international brands like Pepsi & Coke, local brands like Campa Cola & even a brand launched by Indian government: Double 7 A thread on history of Thums up and Indian cola wars 🧵 1/ https://t.co/U2zpJo368M

For over 35 years, Thums up ruled the Indian soft drink market. 

This iconic brand overcame international brands like Pepsi & Coke, local brands like Campa Cola & even a brand launched by Indian government: Double 7

A thread on history of Thums up and Indian cola wars 🧵
 1/ https://t.co/U2zpJo368M

My snapshots of India over forty years through the cola wars: Campa Cola -> Thums Up -> Limca/Gold Spot -> Lehar Pepsi -> Coke -> Diet Coke https://t.co/9J8odr8lPS

Ah yes, the B-3 “Kim Jong Un Special” stealth bomber, invisible to the naked eye. https://t.co/jUHSZJipaW

New #GrandTamasha episode drops tomorrow. Recorded a really great conversation with my @CarnegieSAsia colleague Ashley J. Tellis on the China-India border dispute. Packs a punch. 

To subscribe to the podcast, visit: https://t.co/HUu8dSm9Ml https://t.co/E2mAjjPE98

New #GrandTamasha episode drops tomorrow. Recorded a really great conversation with my @CarnegieSAsia colleague Ashley J. Tellis on the China-India border dispute. Packs a punch. To subscribe to the podcast, visit: https://t.co/HUu8dSm9Ml https://t.co/E2mAjjPE98

Pleased to share this new working paper (work in progress!) with @StommesDrew. We find ST reservations are associated with a decrease in Naxalite violence, with the effect most pronounced in the Naxalite strongholds in Southern Chhattisgarh. https://t.co/V3yqqFdb6d https://t.co/LN6MDqx30O

Quoted @SecPompeo

Rather than waiting for Iran to threaten the world, the U.S. is taking sweeping actions to prevent the world’s top state sponsor of terror from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This includes sanctions on 25 entities and individuals. We are keeping Americans and world citizens safe!

The Trump administration's strategy for preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons is trying to destroy the agreement that prevents Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Totally insane. https://t.co/scdjsY69gE

Remote schooling only works if folks have stable internet (if they have it at all) that doesn't have daily outages now. I'm looking at you @Xfinity....

Quoted @HuXijin_GT

The US restructuring of TikTok’s stake and actual control should be used as a model and promoted globally. Overseas operation of companies such as Google, Facebook shall all undergo such restructure and be under actual control of local companies for security concerns.

Yet another problematic element of the Trump administration's approach to TikTok: this deal may set a precedent that could be used against American companies in China. https://t.co/jakckXu32k

Best advice I got, from another chaired professor in the dept (my diss chair): study what you want to study, fads come and go, but nuclear weapons will never go away (in our lifetime).

Quoted @polisciprofhi

What’s the worst grad school advice you received?

Chaired Professor in the Dept of Government, Harvard University, 2004: “There’s nothing new you can possibly say about nuclear weapons, and no one cares about them.” https://t.co/FBIaVIi4n4

Quoted @ShivAroor

BREAKING: 6th India-China Corps Commander level talks to be held tomorrow morning on Chinese side of Chushul-Moldo. Joint Secretary of MEA likely to be present. @IndiaToday

6th time’s a charm. https://t.co/sfrGxB0aIh

At least the way I interpret this.

This is the key section in the US statement, since snapback isn’t happening. If you thought 2020 wasn’t already wild in foreign policy, the US is threatening secondary sanctions against states that don’t impose sanctions on Iran, including allies such as the UK, France, Germany. https://t.co/p1wpfClFP6 https://t.co/GDqzY3qUFE

This is the key section in the US statement, since snapback isn’t happening. If you thought 2020 wasn’t already wild in foreign policy, the US is threatening secondary sanctions against states that don’t impose sanctions on Iran, including allies such as the UK, France, Germany. https://t.co/p1wpfClFP6 https://t.co/GDqzY3qUFE

Quoted @ConsWahoo

This is of course, a shake-down. https://t.co/7YBGQ7g3Lv

True, but it's a failed shake-down because ByteDance got the better end of the bargain. That is to say, it's a classic Trump deal. He'll call it a win. But it's really a loss. https://t.co/yOPTziDQML

Quoted @JenniferJJacobs

The companies have agreed to terms with Trump for new TikTok Global to give $5 billion to an education foundation that will be established, sources tell me. Trump told press: "They're going to be setting up a very large fund...That's their contribution that I've been asking for."

So, in essence, the TikTok deal seems to be a combination of extortion and de facto nationalization https://t.co/aC2ZJGq4e9

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