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"... it points to an important lesson for the United States as it vies with #China for influence across the Pacific: you have got to show up. And the United States has not."… #SolomonIslands #diplomacy
1/ "We get it. The #SolomonIslands is small, remote and economically insignificant. But if all countries like us are dismissed as such, China will pick us off one by one with its promises of business projects and development aid."
2/ "There is a creeping sense today that we are being ignored, if not forgotten. So who can blame us if we open the door to new friends who can help with our needs?

And those needs are great."
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My new article just out @ForeignAffairs argues that the #US and #China are not directly competing for #SoftPower. Instead, what we are witnessing is #coexistence of their distinct approaches and practices.… 1/10
First, I contrast the more ideational or ideological #SoftPower conception and practice by the #US with the more #pragmatic approach of #China. The #US emphasizes liberal values, whereas #China stresses material welfare and mutual development as part of its vision. 2/10
The #US public diplomacy celebrates and promotes idealized vision of #American democracy. #China promotes its economic accomplishments and fuses practical benefits with cultural programming. This distinction is especially notable in the #GlobalSouth. 3/10
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I ve watched #Merkel presentation so you dont have to. Here it is the summary . Basically she tries to protect her legacy. At this moment she is under heavy fire having resigned as chancellor. Many accuse her of being to " kind " to #Putin, too tolerant/1…
On the other hand, she is also attacked for her strong fist ruling of #EuropeanUnion , encouraging #migration imposing hefty severe #rules for #financial disciple ruining #European solidarity,For this she is specially loathed in #Spain #Greece #Italy.Her point about #UkraineWar/2 Image
was that it was too dangerous to accept #Ukraine in the #EuropeanUnion #Nato at the summit in 2008. As a matter of fact i attended this summit & i can testify that #Putin was received as a partner, impressed the audience, got the attention of everyone even #GeorgeBush. /3 Image
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The #Crumbling #Empire & its #EU #Vassals are #Locked in an #Economic #War of #Attrition with #Russia, which it did NOT #Expect & against which it has NO #Plan on how to #Win it.
The #Increase of ever #More #Sanctions on #Russia are #Hurting both the #US & even more>>
the #EU-part of the #Empire more than #Russia,
in a steady #Rising way, creating more & more #Resistance against it, both in the #US as in #Europe.
In the #Battlefield- #War-#Theatre however, its clear that the #Russian #Allies are slowly, but #Decisively & #Grindingly>>
#Destroying the #Ukraine #Army & its #Infrastructure, that was #Constructed, #Armed & #Trained by the #NATO-allies in the 8 years since the #Maidan #Coup & #Start of the #Ukraine #Civil #War in 2014.
When the #Policy of #Fighting instead of #Diplomacy continues,
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Good morning and welcome to the final day of #Raisina2022. We will be starting with the Welcome Address by Meenakashi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi)

Stay tuned for updates.

Watch it LIVE here:
.@M_Lekhi: The last two years have seen turbulent times, and the #pandemic has taken a toll on our lives. We have witnessed a 180-degree change but it has made us resilient, letting us know we can overcome difficulty.

.@M_Lekhi: The world is one big family, it is all about respecting each other's values and boundaries. This is the very basis of our #diplomacy.

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@ggreenwald Yesterday, I could listen to @OksanaBoyko_RT's 2014 interview on #YouTube with former Australian PM #MalcolmFraser. Today, I can't. His sagacity and courage are sorely needed.#censored #NATO #insiders #LNL #RNBreakfast #mediawatch #abc730 #4corners @phbarratt
@OksanaBoyko_RT @phbarratt In 2015, a year after the coup in Kiev, Tom Switzer, from @RadioNational's #BetweenTheLines, wrote about Malcolm Fraser's views on #NATO, the #US, Russia, Ukraine, Crimea.
Wise observations, still.
@CISOZ @LowyInstitute @RodgerShanahan…
@OksanaBoyko_RT @phbarratt @RadioNational @CISOZ @LowyInstitute @RodgerShanahan Last week, anticipating #Youtube would censor RT, which would mean @OksanaBoyko_RT's #WorldsApartRT interview would be unavailable, I transcribed it.

Until the full interview is once again available, I'll tweet some of what the former prime minister said.
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Quel symbole cette première rencontre entre les ministres des affaires étrangères Russe et Ukrainien en Turquie à Antalya sous la médiation Turque pendant le sommet annuel international de la diplomatie.Voilà qui fera fermer la bouche des théoriciens du «clash des civilisations».
Antalya est une ville symbole : C’est la région d’origine du ministre Turc des affaires étrangères qu’il a administrée, c’est la ville où le nombre de touristes et d’expatriés russes et ukrainiens sont les + nombreux. C’est aussi la ville de la diplomatie avec son sommet annuel.
Les ministres des affaires étrangères Turc et russe Mevlut Çavusoglù et Sergueï Lavrov se connaissent très bien et se respectent. Ils ont déjà négocié plusieurs dossiers de cessez-le-feu en Syrie, en Libye et en Azerbaïdjan.
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My grandmother Luisa was born in January 1922.
Some years before, Italy 🇮🇹 got out of the Great War, which ended with the Versaille Treaty that made the world a worse place. Italy was among the "winners" but came out distressed. Fascism was born in that context.
My grandmother was a witness to the Second World War. She went to high school when several professors were at the front. Two girls from a bigger city were displaced in her house and became family (I called them aunties when I was a child).
Food rationing was one of her memories.
I was fortunate enough to grow in a peaceful Europe that tried to build bridges (see Euro's banknotes) and peace. But I didn't forget my grandmother's memories, and I believed I would have found it difficult to explain to my son what war in Europe could look like.
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1/8: #Ukraine thread. What does #Putin want? 1. Recast the post Cold War security structure of Europe, which he believes shames #Russia. 2. Integrate Ukraine into Russia. 3. Divide #NATO and weaken America..
2/8: 4. Entrench #Russian control in its near abroad, if necessary through force - as in Georgia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Crimea. 5. Buttress his domestic position, not with public opinion but in the political /military establishment.
3/8: On timing #Putin sees this as a moment of Western weakness & distraction. #US divided at home & damaged by Afghanistan. European unity weakened by #Brexit and differences in #EU. New SPD-led German coalition. #Macron facing re-election. UK government caught in scandal.
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Thread: US Senators weaponized

First, @nayibbukele is perfectly within his right to criticize the group of meddling senators trying to start a @StateDept investigation of #BTC in #ElSalvador. What's there to investigate? It's an internal financial matter.…
Second, it's clear that US is in poor position to criticize anyone on their currency choices given the absurd levels of #inflation thanks to corrupt multitrilliondollar boondoggles benefiting some of these senators, among many other gravy train riders.
Third, it is very obvious that this idea to start an investigation did not suddenly dawn on its sponsors out of the blue. It's not like US does not have domestic & foreign priorities more important than #ElSalvador's #BTC. This was a creation of failing frustrated finance lobby.
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@27khv @john_sipher @AtlanticCouncil “States generally define lobbying as an attempt to influence government action through either written or oral communication…”… #lobbyist #lobbyists #lobbying
@27khv @john_sipher @AtlanticCouncil “…However, each state may have unique elements for what constitutes lobbying, exceptions to the definitions, and exceptions to those exceptions.”… #lobbyist #lobbying #lobbyists
@27khv @john_sipher @AtlanticCouncil @AtlanticCouncil site:“Driven by our mission of “shaping the global future together,” the Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan organization that galvanizes US leadership and engagement in the world, in partnership with allies and partners, to shape solutions to global challenges.”
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After a long delay (having nothing to do with Lesotho and everything to do with internal USA politics), last night the US Senate confirmed a new Ambassador to #Lesotho

Ping to @ntateRaps @PolokoMokhele_ @kmohloboli @YourKayBol @Lestimes @TheReporterLS @EyeLesotho
Maria E. Brewer, a career Foreign Service member will become the 17th American Ambassador to #Lesotho.

She was previously ambassador to Sierra Leone and served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria.…
Brewer's statement to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs can be found here:…

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Lovely! I suggest extending to all national diplomats in other ministries of foreign affairs of EU MS! There is no more important foreign policy issue for us to debate in EU than the proper scope of our various national interests. #EEAS/#CFSP not occur in a vacuum.@SanninoEU 1/1
It has to take account of what other #Ministries are doing now & consider inevitable intertie. Even more, it will be good to launch #Erasmus for #diplomacy...setting up basis for a true #EU foreign policy! After all #EU has so many diplomatic cultures @TimmermansEU @josepborrell
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An interesting article indeed. I was once political director at a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (I resigned since my 3 y old child was in Brussels, and could not commute btw 2 capitals). Here is my view, maybe a different approach: 1. #Diplomacy is about relations among states!1/1
2. I do not think that government is the diplomat’s principal occupation. A diplomat shall go beyond states and governments and for this, he/she needs extensive expertise. 1/2
3. It takes decades to acquire, and after is a battlefield… because of inertia or democratic variations. Crafting diplomatic relationship is a very difficult task challenging task, it is about civilizational and strategic convergence. 1/3 End
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2| What caught my eye in this @guardian article was the quote:

“In Israel there is a strong political movement to make #diplomacy through #business. Business first, diplomacy later. When you make a deal together, it opens a lot of doors to diplomacy.”
3| The notion that #profits trump #consent is rather disturbing, but perfectly in line with the product- #spyware.
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A Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (#RCEP) @DrRimmer #trade #intellectualproperty #ecommerce #humanrights #SDGs #health #plainpacks #access2meds #COVID19 #Asia #auspol #auslaw
TRIPS Flexibilities and TRIPS-plus Provisions in the #RCEP Chapter on Intellectual Property: How Much Policy Space is Retained? @South_Centre… #trade #intellectualproperty #SDGs Image
How a new trade deal could make it harder to improve life for Australians in aged care… @AFTINET are concerned about the trade in services provisions provisions in #RCEP. #agedcare #agedcarerc #trade #services #auspol #auslaw
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#China #propaganda In May 31 #Politburo meeting, #XiJinping calls for strengthening China's external media outreach, build "international discourse clout commensurate with China's overall power and int'l standing 形成同我国综合国力和国际地位相匹配的国际话语权". Highlights 1/6
Some of the principles enunciated by Xi are familiar - need to show "a more holistic, more comprehensive image of China," need to "build a strategic media system more obviously Chinese 构建具有鲜明中国特色的战略传播体系" 2/6
Xi call for better outreach "to help foreign audiences understand that the Communist Party truly struggles for the happiness of the Chinese people 帮助国外民众认识到中国共产党真正为中国人民谋幸福而奋斗" 3/6
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Kamala Harris to make U.N. debut as U.S. vice president at gender equality meeting @VP @KamalaHarris
The Biden-Harris administration would also join a U.N. “Group of Friends for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls.” #uspol #diplomacy
The Biden-Harris Administration - 'Advancing gender equity and equality is a matter of human rights, justice, and fairness.'… The Administration vows to 'prevent and respond to all forms of gender‑based violence'. #uspol #diplomacy
. @VP @KamalaHarris wants to especially address responses to the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on women and girls, especially those related to health, gender‑based violence, education, and economic status
#COVID19 #uspol
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Renewed #diplomacy or #Buzkashi?
#US @CENTCOM's Gen McKenzie met #Pakistani Army Chief Gen Bajwa in Islamabad on 19Feb appreciating "Pakistan's contributions to Afghan peace.”
Few hours earlier,#Russian envoy, Kabulov met Bajwa to talk about #Afghanistan.1
#Moscow plans to host an int. meeting on #Afghanistan soon.
#India hopes #US will delay its military withdrawal.
Efforts made as part of "political engineering" are gaining momentum.
Many regional players incl India & #Pakistan are engaging influential/powerful Afghan figures. 2
Is the region preparing for #peace or another round of greater #chaos in #Afghanistan?
If the #AfghanPeaceProcess collapses, there are signs that the #conflict in the country will not only become more dangerous & deadlier but also a lot uglier & messier. 3
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#Yangjiechi #China #US #diplomacy 🇨🇳🇺🇸
#YANGJIECHI #Diplomacy 🇨🇳🇺🇸
#YANGJIECHI #Diplomacy 🇨🇳🇺🇸
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The key lesson for Uganda's politicians and generals ...

"Has it ever occurred to you, that we can all be winners?"
#BattleOFCuitoCuanavale 1/2

Has it ever occurred to you that we could both be winners?

What do you mean?
PIK BOTHA: If we carry on with this war, we will both be losers. If you withdraw your troops on the basis of having given Namibians independence, Castro can say he won.

And I say to white voters of South Africa, 'I got rid of the Cubans troops.' That makes us both winners! 2/2 Image
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