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Tonight, #Bulgarians watched the @TheBookerPrizes the way most people watch football – and I don't know if there are many a people who could boast that about literature. Time Shelter, by @Gospodinov68 translated by Angela Rodel @rodel_angela won the award. 1/
The International Booker win is important for #Bulgaria because this is the first time in history that the country has been nominated for any major award. Bulgarians, often described as people on Europe's periphery and a media cliché by this point, long to be noticed. 2/
.@Gospodinov68 has talked about coming to peace with being Bulgarian, about acceptance of one's national origin, because Bulgaria is a country deeply wounded by successive dictatorships and persistent corruption, haunted by its past and ashamed of its present. 3/
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1.❗️ #Russia bypassing sanctions receives key technologies for the war in #Ukraine through third countries, #Bloomberg.

According to the publication, Russian imports in general have largely returned to pre-war levels in 2020, and an analysis of trade⬇️…
2. data suggests that modern chips and integrated circuits produced in the #EU and other allied countries are being supplied to #Russia via third countries such as #Turkey, #UAE and #Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is a key example. In 2022, the country exported⬇️…
3. $3.7 million worth of advanced semiconductors to #Russia, up from just $12,000 the year before the war.

In the period from 2017 to 2021, the #RussianFederation annually bought advanced chips and integrated circuits for an average of 163 million dollars from the #EU,⬇️ Image
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1. The #UnitedStates has decided on the type of aircraft that will be transferred to #Ukraine. With a high degree of probability, I will assume that it will be the #F16.

An excellent machine, completely freed from all the original shortcomings, brought to mind and, in the⬇️
2. course of numerous upgrades, got the opportunity to use almost the entire range of weapons for the #US Air Force. If you want - bomb, if you want - deliver high-precision strikes, if you want - conduct air combat. In battles with Soviet/Russian-made aircraft, he scored⬇️
3. 65 air victories, without losses. Very easy to operate, considered one of the best single engine fighters in the world. Cheap!!!

Released in huge quantities (more than four and a half thousand).⬇️ #Ukraine #StandWithUkraine #RussiaIsATerroristState #PutinIsaWarCriminal
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Interested in bold new approaches to #modernism? Want to write a review of my book on #Jewish #avantgarde #design and #performance in #EasternEurope for an academic journal? Let me know in comments or DM and I can arrange a review copy. Keep reading for some juicy titbits! (1/9)
The Introduction asks what we can do with ‘peripheral’ modernisms and how Jewish culture and international networks shaped the avant-garde in Romania and further afield (2/9)
Ch 1 introduces an artistic rivalry that unfolds from Berlin to Riga via Bucharest, pitting the #Bauhaus against the Schule Reimann in the race to create Bucharest’s first school of modern design (3/9)
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1. One line that seems to divide expert advice on how the West should behave in the #RussiaUkraineWar is that most area students recommend more military support for #Ukraine while many #IR & #politicalscience professors propose accommodation of #Russia.…
2. Many generalists' underlying argument, whether im- or explicitly indicated, is that #EasternEurope specialists suffer from professional distortion. An emotions overload weakens their political judgement. Thus the generalists' texts are often educational rather than analytical.
3. #Areaexperts, in contrast, suspect the #generalists of suffering from a lack of empirical and contextual information. They are afraid that the generalists neither properly know nor fully understand (or are even not interested in) key peculiarities of the #RussianUkrainianWar.
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#Mythread on #Ukraine & #Africa from a #GlobalGateway perspective! Good news from @EU_Commission, #Ukraine’s recovery will cost $750 billion. Probably a lot will come from from seized #Russian assets! @vonderleyen said #EU already raised €6.2 billion for #Ukraine #MyPhoto 1/1
More to be done via a new special platform to be co-chaired by #Kyiv and #EuropeanCommission! Good initiative, but it will probably not automatically scale up private finance & create conditions for companies to think long-term! 1/2
Many questions still need to be answered: How will #EU support #Ukraine's neighboring countries affected? What are the #privatesector priority sectors: #digital solutions, #green transition, #water and #sanitation, and in which countries? 1/3
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NEW—Global estimates of #ExcessDeaths indicates that 18.2 million people may have died because of the #COVID19 pandemic by December 31, 2021, according to our analysis published in @TheLancet…
The peer-reviewed analysis found over 18 million* deaths as opposed to the reported nearly 6 million deaths, more than 3 times higher.

“COVID effectively increased the global death rate each year by nearly 20% in both 2020 and 2021,” said IHME Director Chris Murray ⤵
💡So what is #ExcessMortality?

Our excess mortality estimates reflect the full impact of the #pandemic on mortality around the world (after correcting for known biases), not just the deaths directly attributable to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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#RussianUkrainianWar These days, the Western countries are no longer disguised, exposed their true face. If you understand the history of Western colonies will know that only the colonists have the so-called democratic and freedom, the other races can only be used as animals.
This colonial hegemony thought continues to date, it‘s still the dominant subconscious in the West. Even most of the Asia, Africa, Latin American countries are liberated, they will still be in the colonial-designed framework, play the role as farm, factory, mine, dumping market…
Sanctions on each field of Russia ——Economic, Sports, Art, Technology... This invisible frame has been appeared, as you see now.
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As #ItalianPolitics is almost entirely focused on the election of the new #PresidentOfTheRepublic (long thread on this coming soon)… a thread to make sense of #Italy’s stand on the #UkraineCrisis

cc: @gmfus @IAIonline
Today, #RussianPresident Vladimir #Putin will attend a meeting promoted by the Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce focused on "trade, economic and investment cooperation between #Russia and #Italy"
Such a meeting is indeed “extraordinary” as noted by @NonaMikhelidze on @formichenews: Putin usually delegates meetings like this to others. His presence suggests that, for him, this is crucial…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/25/2021…
Millions of crabs shut down the streets on Australia's Christmas Island…

#RedCrabs #australia #ChristmasIsland
The impact of flowering plants on the evolution of life on Earth…

#evolution #FloweringPlants #impact #ResearchResults
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1, #Germany's new government's #coalitionagreement of the @SPDbt, @Die_Gruenen and @FDP, on the #EuropeanEunion's #EasternNeighborhood: "We are working together with the #EU and its member states on the further development of the #EasternPartnership.
2. States such as #Ukraine, #Moldova & #Georgia, which are striving to join the EU, should be able to move closer through consistent rule-of-law and market-economy reforms. We will react decisively and reliably to democratic upheavals and be a partner to the democracy movements.
3. We want to facilitate civil society exchanges through targeted visa facilitation. We will continue to support Ukraine in restoring full territorial integrity and sovereignty. @UkrVerstehen @H__Ukraine @PromoteUkraine @NEC_Ukraine @intercourier_ua @UaPosition @CPD_UA @gazeta_ua
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1. Two new complimentary @SCEEUS_UI reports:
Prof. @stefwolff: Conflict-Solving Mechanisms and Negotiation Formats for #PostSoviet Protracted #Conflicts: A Comparative Perspective || #SCEEUS Reports on Human Rights and #Security in Eastern #Europe, No. 5:…
2. John Zachau @SCEEUS_UI @UISweden @ResearchUI: #Russia’s Instrumentalisation of #Conflict in #EasternEurope: The Anatomy of Protracted Conflicts in #Ukraine, #Georgia and #Moldova || SCEEUS Reports on Human Rights and Security in Eastern Europe, No. 6:…
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This tweet thread is about the #Covid_19: Updates from Singapore webinar on 26 Feb 2021

I've been busy so this is ~ a month after

It will be followed by a tweet thread documenting a more recent episode that was last week
#Covid_19 : Updates from Singapore is a webinar organised by @WHOGOARN and @NUSMedicine

And moderated by @profdalefisher, Prof. David Allen, and Dr. Louisa Sun
We are joined tonight by Dr. Peter Karim Ben Embarek
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/09/2021…
Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books | James Joyce | The Guardian…

#fractal #joyce #evidence #books #structures
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If proposed #MagnitskyAct passes German #Bundestag, it will trigger a sea change in #Germany-#Russia relations. It essentially forces Germany to levy #sanctions on Russia for #HumanRights violations. Drys up lots of oligarch finance. #Navalny #NATO #DeutscheBank #TrumpPutin
Russia has been bankrolling a chunk of the #NeoFascist political fringe in #EasternEurope as a way to destabilize #NATO and the #EU. Will a #German #MagnitskyAct clean up some of the money laundering that allows it to occur? Dunno.
To think that a few determined people, upset about the murder of #Russian lawyer #Magnitsky for his work uncovering corruption, were able to create the #MagnitskyAct, which is now changing the world! Does that sound like a famous quote you remember?
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We hope our followers are safe and enjoying their summer! We've prepared a thread showcasing the many contributions that our staff + students made to the international debate on #EastEurope|an #Russia|n + #Eurasia|n Studies in the last few months. 1/
Huseyn Aliyev's latest article appeared on #Eurasia|n Geography + Economics. When neighbourhood goes to war. Exploring the effect of belonging on violent mobilization in #Ukraine.…
With a open access chapter on NTA & the Promotion of Cultural Identities, @Taaveti contributed to the first annual publication of @ENTAN_org, an EU Horizon 2020-funded COST Action:…
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"Country X has been lucky." "Nation Y has low population density." "Climate in tropical state Z has an impact."

Probably true, but then still:

massively influence a country's dealing with a #pandemic or a #crisis.

Would countries have done better or worse with different #leadership and #strategy? I have NO DOUBT.

Key drivers like #leadership and #trust often seem underestimated or hard to grasp.

This is probably due to #complexity of the matter and that drivers are hard to measure.

The drivers are all related:

#leadership ➡️ trust ➡️ successful execution of #strategy ➡️ empowered leadership ➡️ #trust

#Communications is the glue.

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A recent @OefzCfa conference on the #EU's #EastWestDivide led me to dig a little deeper on the distribution of #EUTopJob and #EUagencies. Here are some simple graphs and take-aways.
👉Overall conclusion, there is a clear lack of representation of #EasternEurope and #CentralEurope ImageImageImage
Between 2009 and 2019, #Poland is the only non-Western European country to have held an #EUTopJob. The incoming team is composed exclusively of Western/Southern Europeans. #vonderleyen (years indicated are years of nomination) #EastWestDivide Image
#EUagencies are present in almost all Member States, with the exception of 3 Central and Eastern European ones (+UK because of #Brexit). Yet, Western and Southern European countries — esp. #France, #Spain, #Germany and #Netherlands — clearly get the lion's share. #EastWestDivide Image
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#Europe "an increasingly complex & competitive security environment," SACEUR/@US_EUCOM Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti tells #SASC in opening statement
"Our adaptation to the environment has made significant progress...particularly under the European Deterrence Initiative" per Gen Scaparrotti, calling it "the largest reinforcement of Euro-Atlantic Defense in a generation"
Gen Scaparrotti also says @NATO alliance "is strong" and that "European allies & #Canada have turned a corner on defense spending with increases in each of the past 3 years" adding $46 billion to defense spending
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