Game of Thrones Net Assessment

By Paul Rosenzweig
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 1:59 PM

In the spirit of enjoying a little bit of light hearted diversion, I offer this link to a semi-serious analysis of the prospects of Daenrys Targaryen reclaiming the Iron Throne of Westros.  The assessment looks at Dany's strategic assets, her maratime transport problem, the state of conflict among her opponents, and her prospects of winning the hearts and minds of her putative supporters.  The opening:

Daenerys Stormborn, heir to the Targaryen dynasty, claims the Iron Throne as her birth-right, but she has lived in exile on the neighbouring continent of Essos for almost all her life. Nonetheless, the time may be right for her to seize the throne: as queen of the fearsome Dothraki horde and the Unsullied, the eunuch slave army with which she conquered the cities of Slaver’s Bay, she has a sizeable army, and has just acquired a useful navy. Now Daenerys and her key advisor, the dwarf Tyrion Lannister, are planning their next moves in detail. Here’s a report assessing her strengths and weaknesses – and whether she’ll win.  

Enjoy ... especially if you are a Game of Thrones fan, but also if you enjoy military assessments.