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I would like to tell my experience with Arabs, In-Sha-Allah. (I have lived in Kuwait for around 12 years, and this year I stayed in Saudi Arabia for 40 full days this year, Alhamdulillah.) #Kuwait #SaudiArabia
1st, the ground reality with racism in GCC countries is as much true as it is for Indian Muslims amongst each other. I have been denied assistance from Muslims in Ind, while travelling, seeking jobs, etc., just bcz 'I wasn't from Xyz race' or 'I wasn't from abc language group'.
2nd,when I was in Kuwait, 33% of them were racists thinking Indians and Non-Kuwaitis were pests, 33% just tolerated us, 33% made us feel we were Muslims, they literally 'hugged & helped' us. (Many beautiful memories from Kuwait, it'll take a long thread to write them.)
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Quick reading of #Kuwait’s elections: A 🧵

1. More combative than 2022 parliament. Requires a similarly combative gov. Those have been hard to come by, esp w/ the failed quota system. PM’s (now extended) honeymoon w/ MP majority won’t amount to much absent efficient gov machine.
2. Don’t expect rigid positions from MPs (right away at least). Many are worn out at this stage. Making it work should be on everyone’s mind (one hopes!). That entails playing politics: hard compromises, mutual respect, & patience instead of the hit and run attitude of the past.
3. Expect more of the musical chairs game in the already dynamic loyalty-opposition spectrum & interplay over the yrs. Ruling family politics will come into play
4. That’s why sorting the succession upfront like rest of the GCC will come a long way in achieving desired stability
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The Continuing Regional Rapprochement of #Syria and #Assad

A thread 🪡

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In January I wrote about how, after over 10 years of brutal war pushed and funded by outside powers, the #MiddleEast was accepting that the #Syrian Arab Republic, led by #Assad would stay in power.…

The #USA and #NATO countries have been unhappy about things turning out this way, especially as #Syria is a close ally of #Russia. However, the Muslim states of the region are seeing that the future is cooperation, and that the SAR has won the war.

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Recent events suggest changing geopolitical environment.

America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests. — Kissinger

This kissiger statement is not applicable to america only which can be seen in recent events.

#USA #America
1) 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia enters trade alliance with China, Russia, Pakistan, and four Central Asian nations to step further away from reliance on the US dollar.
2) Association of Southeast Asian Nations considers dropping the US dollar, euro, yen, and British pound for local #Dollar
3) 🇨🇳 China and France complete first LNG gas trade using Chinese Yuan.

4) 🇨🇳 China and Brazil to settle trades in their own currencies.

5) (BRICS) looking for new currency.

6) 🇰🇪 Kenya signs deal with Saudi Arabia and UAE to buy oil with own currency.
#Dollar #Fed
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Arab youth delegations visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier… Solidarity Forum begins its activities in Damascus
The Arab student delegations participating in the Arab Solidarity Forum visited Friday morning the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Qasioun Mount in Damascus and laid a wreath of flowers on it.
The Student delegations came from #Lebanon, #Jordan, #Palestine, #Egypt, #Algeria, #Iraq, #Yemen, #Kuwait, #Morocco & #Bahrain in order to show solidarity with #Syria & demand an immediate end to the embargo & unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people.
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1/ My new book 📖 😊


Published by the super people at @ColumbiaUP…

Discount code at the bottom of the 🧵 😉
2/ If you need one book 📙 to understand the contemporary Gulf monarchies, this book aspires to be it. It takes you from the foundations of the modern monarchies through to today.
3/ It is the fruits of *many* years work. It bucks the recent trend of single country or single issue studies & looks across the six monarchies
#Kuwait 🇰🇼, #Saudi 🇸🇦, #Bahrain 🇧🇭, #Qatar 🇶🇦, #UAE 🇦🇪, #Oman 🇴🇲
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#Ericsson fined $207m for concealing internal probe into bribes paid to #ISIS

The #Swedish company was involved in a large scale corruption scheme across several #Asian countries…
#Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has been fined $207 million for violating a deferred prosecution deal with US authorities by concealing evidence of serious misconduct in #Iraq, where the company reportedly bribed #ISIS to access a specific transport route between 2011 & 2019.
In a statement issued on 2 March, Ericsson said it had entered “a guilty plea regarding previously deferred charges relating to conduct prior to 2017” for not disclosing its inquiry to the US authorities.…
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#Bojo Recounts #Putin #Missile Attack Threat | -2h
- "He sort of threatened me at one point and said, 'Boris, I don't want to hurt you, but with a missile, it would only take a #minute,' or something like that," Johnson quoted Putin as saying…
@BorisJohnson @RishiSunak
The world has suffered for decades from the #AngloSaxon #AgathaChristie psychopath poisoning operations.
- That is why it is good for everyone that the #satanic forces are vaporized, asap.… ImageImage
@BorisJohnson @RishiSunak #PortonDown #Salisbury #Skripals #Syria #Douma #OPCW #Novichok #Navalny
1. #Novichok was used and produced in the #US since 2008. #Patent US 9,132,135 b2 | Sep 17, 2020.
2. #PortonDown: #Salisbury nerve agent 'attack' reveals $70M #Pentagon program
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Pakistan's exports to the Middle East declined by 5.57% YoY to $951.78m in the first five months of FY23, with the majority of this decline attributed to a drop in exports to the UAE.
Despite some growth in exports to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Bahrain, overall exports to the region were mixed. The UAE is the largest market for Pakistani exports, accounting for 65% of the region's total exports.
Major exports to the UAE include rice, bovine carcasses, and cotton ensembles. Meanwhile, exports to Saudi Arabia have remained stagnant at around $500m over the past decade, with top exports including rice, bovine carcasses, and tents.
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Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia is confirmed for Dec 7. While the US is nervous & angry, Middle East will continue to shift towards China/Asia for many reasons.

Even the ads in #FIFAWorldCup at Qatar reveal the difference between USA and China: Budweiser v. Hisense!
Hisense is the world's #2 household appliance company and makes TV, refrigerators, washing machines etc., which are all quite hi-tech now. Other popular Chinese ad: Vivo (smartphones)

Meanwhile, America has ads for beer and junk food (Coca Cola and McDonald's) in Qatar.
China has real skills and lots of money that it invests in pragmatic ways.

Chinese companies build stadiums, solar farms, 5G networks, entire cities and so on.

Arab countries also receive a lot of FDI from China.

#SaudiArabia #Kuwait #UAE #Qatar
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#UNGA overwhelmingly voted (152-5) for #KhazarianMafia's rogue state #Israel to get rid of ALL #nuclearweapons and allow @iaeaorg access to all its nuke sites. Unlike NPT member #Iran (0 nukes), #ApartheidIsrael is the only country in #MiddleEast that has nukes. 90+ illegal ones! #UNGA overwhelmingly voted ...
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La storia di Enrico Mattei 🇮🇹👨‍🚒🏭🇷🇺🏗 🕵️‍♂️🇺🇸🇬🇧📞💣🛩☠⚰
Comm #Mitrokhin Audizione Col #KGB Leonid #Kolosov
#Mattei è stato ucciso..voleva rendere più strette le relazioni tra #UnioneSovietica e #Italia e mi disse "#Confindustria ed i nostri padroni non sono molto contenti delle mie iniziative con l'oleodotto"…
Il Dip Stato #USA e il problema inerente a Mattei sulla sua "apertura a sinistra"
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 852,789 signatures
Previous: 616,389 signatures.
Difference: 236,400 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #GTTO
1) #UnitedKingdom 842,029 (+232,982)
2) #France 2,298 (+660)
3) #Spain 1,285 (+361)
4) #UnitedStates 840 (+283)
5) #Germany 798 (+279)
6) #Australia 773 (+262)
7) #Netherlands 423 (+133)
8) #Canada 402 (+138)
9) #Ireland 387 (+130)
10) #Switzerland 320 (+110)
11) #NewZealand 306 (+113)
12) #Italy 233 (+79)
13) #Belgium 209 (+64)
14) #Portugal 206 (+71)
15) #Sweden 192 (+70)
16) #Denmark 131 (+47)
17) #Japan 113 (+34)
18) #Greece 106 (+33)
19) #Norway 104 (+33)
20) #IsleofMan 97 (+33)
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There is a new gov in #Kuwait. What does the composition tell us? A 🧵

1. Technically, this is a cabinet reshuffle w/ gov formation on Oct 5 & next day resignation of ministers (Oct 6) after the fallout w/ the minister MP whose inclusion is necessary for gov validity (Art. 56).
2. Quota system persists, but it has drastically weakened even when compared to Oct 5 formation. One Shiite (as usual), but less keenness on having most tribes represented leading to a notable reduction in tribal background ministers.
3.Only 2 ministers remain from former PM al-Khalid’s cabinets (finance+comms). They’ll be under the spotlight. Not counting the PM (former interior) & interior minister (former defense) who joined Khalid’s gov a month before its resignation or Sheetan who served in a previous gov
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Lol Kadhimi ordered a curfew?
Baghdad will be under a curfew in 28 minutes from now on.
Government is this close to the worst regime fall since Saddam's fall.
Protestors are storming the presidential palace in #Baghdad
#Iraq 🇮🇶
Breach in the Presidential palace, #Baghdad
#Iraq 🇮🇶
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The fact that the #WEF has successfully convinced countless Industrialized Nations to destroy the Farming Industry over Cow Flatulence --
while remaining completely silent on how Kuwait deals w/ millions of Used Tires -- tells you all you need to know about where we're heading.
Ignore the ignorant trolls trying to say this is
China - It is not China

It is the Mid-East, right outside of #Kuwait
It is the largest Tire Graveyard on Earth and it is still burning. And it will be burning for years & years.…
There have been fires there almost constantly for over a decade. And they will never stop.

They keep claiming to have them under control, but they never really have them under control. They will always flame back up.

And John Kerry never says a word
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Significant statement from caretaker PM @yairlapid: "Two-state solution is a strong guarantee for a democratic state of #Israel with a #Jewish majority."
Interesting moment during the @JoeBiden-@yairlapid presser in #Jerusalem when #Saudi news outlet @AlArabiya correspondent asked @POTUS what the #US is offering #Gulf states on #Iran's malign activity in region, and Lapid on where #Israel disagreed with Washington on Iran policy.
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It's finally here!
I'm extremely excited to announce that my book "Iranian-Saudi Rivalry since 1979: In the Words of Kings & Clerics" has been published by @BloomsburyBooks @ibtauris.
Let me tell you a little bit about my book & my decade-long journey in this thread🧵1/25
This book is a revision of my DPhil Dissertation at @UniofOxford @StCrossCollege which covered Iranian & Saudi Mutual (mis)Representations 1979-2009 & subsequent work that covered this rivalry up to 2021 as an Academic Visitor at @StAntsCollege @OxfordMEC . 2/25
This publication builds on the work of great experts, scholars & academics including [in alpha. order]
#ShahramChubin @carnegienpp
#HennerFürtig @GIGA_Institute 3/25
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Keep an eye on the traded CDS quotations.
Many countries are inching closer to Sovereign Default on financial obligations.
Global Sovereign Credit Risk is entering into a new phase, one which will provide new opportunities for Eurobond, distressed assets and hedge fund managers
Countries that misplay their growth targets suffer in the long run.
High economic growth is not a solution for every nation, as most of the countries in the developing world run out of forex reserves.
It can very well become a major source of instability after some time.
Japan and Spain are well remembered for their economic growth rates from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Spain was booming under General Franco, and so was Japan.
Where do these two countries stand now?
Macroeconomic Models must adjust to the empirical and theoretical ground realities,
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Annual violence in #Jerusalem in #Ramadan at holy places. Members of militant groups wanted by #Palestinian & #Israel security play football inside #MasjidAlAqsa. Local security accuses them of sparking violence during holy month for political reasons. /1
#Israel security released this video four hours ago to contain damage from earlier videos of rioting by members of militant groups. 26,000 worshippers entered #MasjidAlAqsa grounds peacefully today for Friday prayers after rioters were cleared. /2

Amjad Taha: "No mosque in the world, from #Pakistan to #Qatar, #Kuwait to #Yemen, allows fireworks, rocks and iron into the mosque." /3

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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 40) – Comenzamos nuestro #hilo diario sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania con este vídeo, grabado en la localidad de Buryn, en la óblast de #Sumy.

🟥 Según el gobernador regional, los rusos ya se habrían retirado completamente esta óblast.

🙏 Comparte🙏
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 40) – Imagen por satélite de #Bucha. Según algunas fuentes, los rusos habrían construido junto a esta iglesia una fosa común de unos 15 metros de longitud en la que habría cientos de cadáveres.

➡️ Geolocalización:
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 40) – Protestas en Kakhova, en la óblast de Jersón, al sur de Ucrania.
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Así, de tiempo en tiempo:

1) EEUU entró a la 1ra Guerra Mundial, y abandonó "su neutralidad" en 1917 por el hundimiento del carguero británico RMS Lusitania a manos de un submarino alemán; además del descubrimiento del telegrama Zimmerman que proponía a MX recuperar territorios
2) En la 2da Guerra Mundial, #EEUU nuevamente "víctima" de los terribles japoneses por el ataque a las bases de Pearl Harbor, se involucra "en respuesta", y aplasta con sanciones económicas a #Alemania y con bombas atómicas a #Japón; único país que lo ha hecho en la guerra.
3) En la guerra de Corea, 1950-1953, bajo la doctrina #Truman, que abogaba por combatir el comunismo en todo el mundo, #EEUU argumentó su intromisión en defensa del sur contra los ataques comunistas del norte. Fue una guerra muy sangrienta.

4) Bajo esa lógica, EEUU entró al...
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"I believe IPTC can be a powerful catalyst in the transformation of commitment to action," says Nasir K. Al-Naimi, SVP Upstream of #Saudi @aramco at the International Petroleum Technology Conference #IPTC2022
"We know the world needs us now, perhaps more than ever, to ensure the #energy transition leaves no nation behind," says Nasir Al-Naimi of @aramco at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, held at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre #IPTC2022
.@Aramco is among the lowest #oil producers in terms of #carbon intensity, Aramco's chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan says at the International Petroleum Technology Conference #IPTC2022
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