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The Raisi's Minister of #MOIS, claimed: #Israel is behind the #sectarianism [conflicts between Shia & Sunni] and #Takfiri's terrorist attacks in #Iran!

In fact, mullah's #shia religious octopus spreads #radicalism, #sectarianism , #terrorism and chaos in the #MENA

#Iran's new spymaster, #Khatib: Foe to all, friend to none?

@EQfard & @ardavank
⬇️ @IsraelHayomEng…
Meet Esmaeil #Khatib, #Iran’s new spymaster

⬇️ @JNS_org…
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Questions about the #Negev_Summit:
1. As a supporter of #AbrahamAccords, I would have loved nothing better for the Negev Summit to have been a meaningful opportunity for a constructive & frank exchange of ideas building on the foundation between participants.
2. Alas, once again, it appears to be nothing more than another hastily organized photo op. I don't see clear follow-ups that would indicate a substantive basis of support to the points raised to the summit.
3. #Morocco's FM Bourita, for instance, once again went around claiming credit for #Israel's allegedly growing support on the Kingdom's sovereignty over Sahara. But where's #Israel's consulate in #Dakhla? And why is Govrin still a liaison and not a full Ambassador to #Morocco?
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Con't this prev thread.

Additionally, the increasing air superiority Russia enjoys in the east makes it difficult or impossible for large Ukrainian formations to move around in the east. Blown rail lines, bridges & incoming muddy season makes supply in the east difficult.
Russia has reversed many of its problems and heaped them on Ukraine by this withdrawal. It can regain the initiative and if it uses it intelligently, can deliver what is seen as a clear victory. However, it remains to be seen how drastic its withdrawal would be. Given the little
information available to me, compared to the Russian command, I would make this a fake withdrawal from the east bank. A sign that this at least being considered was the recent conquest of #Slavutych. Amazingly, the troops coming out of Belarus on the east bank could only approach Image
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#Ukraine Volunteer Breaks Down, Finds Out #War Is Not a Video Game


via @YouTube & @richimedhurst
Let me offer a 3rd pint, middle ground position, to the dichotomy raised by @richimedhurst in recruitment of these mercenaries for Ukraine.

I say this as one who has recruited staff for many emergency relief ops (tho not mercenaries) in #Africa and #MENA. 1/n
3rd point*
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THREAD on Maps on #Ukraine: Best Map Creator dragon_first_1 stopped yesterday bcs people in high places in #Russia "strongly advised" him so. Other good sources: @Suriyakmaps has live Google Map:…" width="640" height="480
VERY Fast is amazing @GeromanAT who has done great work since the #Syrian war. Even though i just reactivated my account after not using it for years, he seems to have worked since then tirelessly, compared to my lazy ass. Absolutely follow him for anything #MENA #Russia #Iran
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The terrible truth is, #Putin know that the West will NEVER in his lifetime have such a poor political AND military leadership for a decade at least, and he's not getting any younger. (/) @Halsrethink @nglinsman @BRyvkin @RobertMCutler @amlivemon @vtchakarova
Even countries who traditionally compensate a small military instrument with either technology/ training (Israel) or "Élan" (France) are hampered now.
If anything, what hampers #Putin, ironically, is *NOT* his adversaries.(/)
No, his BIG problem is... his friends, namely #Iran and #China.
Even if he could extort a standstill on other theaters, he cannot act on the premise that it would be honored if he didn't succeed (he plans to win), but most importantly should he WIN.(/)
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Intl community has a plan and #Libya has another plan...

Natl Election Commission announces peaceful closure of electoral centres due to candidacy of #Saif #Gaddafi and #KhalifaHaftar in Zawiya Gharyan Khoms Zliten

Now add Mislata Tajura & Tripoli

#Libya’s National Elections Commission rejects #Saif #Gaddafi candidacy... then immediately deletes the rejection on the Facebook page.

Testing the pulse?

#MENA #OilAndGas #Libyaoil #ليبيا
US State Dept SPOX, Samuel Warburg: There are problems with considering a #Saif #Gaddafi presidency due to his @IntlCrimCourt arrest warrants and the fact that he's still subject to US (OFAC) & Intl sanctions

#Kleptocracy #MENA #OilAndGas #Libyaoil #ليبيا
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1/9 The intense pressure by the #EU, both in requirements for entry and political pressure, have caused peripheral countries, including Morocco and Turkey, to become sites of #ExternalizedBorders for the EU. #MigrationKorbelDU @UofDenver @josefkorbel
@UofDenver @josefkorbel 2/9 There has been tension between ‘the rising need of dialogue, exchange, and cooperation’ on the EU’s part and ‘the declining prospect of peace, stability, and prosperity’ on the part of the EU’s neighbors’ because of #border #externalization…
3/9 Policy efforts include the 2005 EU Protection Programmes, the 2016 EU-Turkey Deal, the 2018 Global Migration Compact, and economic development investments in the #MENA region.…
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Tomorrow, American and Iraqi delegations will sit down for Strategic Dialogue talks.

This is a big moment for the #US-#Iraq relationship with a new Biden administration and accumulating security concerns in Iraq.
The talks are intended to cover shared #US and #Iraq mutual interests across a range of topics, such as improvements in trade, development, aid, Iraq’s education, industrial, and health sectors, climate issues, and of course, the elephant in the room: security.
The #Biden administration has not been very clear on their #Iraq strategy, despite campaign trail commitments to defeat #Daesh and the US missile strike on a Kataib Hezbollah (KH) and Kaitaib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS) compound near the #Syria-Iraq border over a month ago.
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To celebrate the #WomensHistoryMonth we are back with #HerstorywithCFWIJ! Today we celebrate six more amazing women voices in journalism. Some of whom paved the way, and others who are making them proud! (1/8) Image
First, let's go to #Canada and remember #EllaCoraHind! A journalist, an activist, and a suffragist. She was turned down for a position as a journalist #ManitobaFreePress, because of being an inexperienced woman journalist. Ella proved them wrong! #HerstorywithCFWIJ (2/8) Image
Carrying the torch is #Canada's @Kathygannon, a reporter at #AssociatedPress stationed in #Afghanistan and #Pakistan. Kathy has been attacked in her line of work, yet she marches on. Here is what she had to say in celebration of women journalists #HerstorywithCFWIJ (3/8).
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Empezamos el segundo día de nuestras #VIJornadasOCUD con un encuentro con @MartinezSoliman, el Director de la @AECID_es.

Presenta @pastorams, Directora del #OCUD y Vicerrectora de Globalización y Cooperación de la @UOCuniversitat.

¡Seguro que se genera un debate interesante!
Empieza @MartinezSoliman, Director de @AECID_es, reconociendo la labor de las facultades de medicina de las universidades de @CrueUniversidad en compartir el conocimiento con las universidades latinoamericanas durante la crisis de la pandemia de la #COVID19.

Continua el Director de @AECID_es haciendo una profunda autocrítica sobre la situación actual del sistema de @CooperacionESP: hay problemas de recursos, de coordinación entre actores y de coherencia. Por eso la reforma deberá ser profunda y estructural.

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March, 2019:

"The fourth industrial revolution - it's a fusion of the physical, the digital & the biological world. It's changing not only what we are doing, it's changing who we are."

- Klaus Schwab, founder of World Economic Forum


Schwab: "The speed is mind boggling. What I'm particularly concerned about, is how little the world is prepared."

Satya Nadella, #Mircosoft: "It's really the notion of digital technology pervasively impacting every walk of life & every [] industry, in all parts of the globe."
"A Cloud for Global Good"
"Tech for Good"
"Responsible AI"

Holistic linguistics. Marketing terms. Branding content.

Lies packaged as beautiful illusions:…
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My piece on the despicable propaganda advanced by @EmmanuelMacron when,in a letter published in a British outlet,he used #eugenics parlance to describe underfunded suburbs full of #Muslims as “breeding grounds for terrorists in #France”. #Islamophobia @FT…
Delivering lines straight out of a Trump #fakenews generator,@EmmanuelMacron claimed,w/out any evidence whatsoever,that there are “districts where small girls aged 3or4 are wearing a #fullveil,separated from boys [..] & the rest of society,raised in hatred of France’s values”.@FT
Never mind that forcing someone to wear a #burqa is an imprisonable crime in #France,as is child abuse & radicalising minors.Bizarrely,in an era when cameras are everywhere,there were no images to back up @EmmanuelMacron's words abt these infant sociopaths.0 prosecutions too. @FT
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THREAD – One of the many questions related to the #US election next week is the future of American engagement in the #MiddleEast. All actors in the region are already hedging their bets. But what about #Europe’s interest in the Middle East & North Africa ?
Through 50+ interviews, I have looked back at the evolution of transatlantic cooperation in the MENA region since the end of the Cold War & tried in this @WashInstitute piece to assess the potential implications of the US election next week.…
Let’s start with a paradox: while for many in the MENA, Europe & the US represent the « West », there is no clear “Western” framework of cooperation about the Middle East.
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1/ Acknowledging the critical role of #SocialProtection (SP) in preventing people from falling into poverty & food insecurity as a consequence of the #COVID19 crisis, countries in the #MENA region have implemented a variety of SP measures. Image
2/ The Regional UN Issue-Based Coalition on Social Protection (IBC-SP), which includes @iloarabstates, @UNDPArabStates, @UNICEFmena & @UNESCWA, along w/ other #UN agencies, partnered with the @IPC_IG to take stock of the first phase of responses. See
3/ Certain groups in #MENA are particularly vulnerable: about 2/3 of the pop. work in the #InformalSector, with limited access to SP. #Refugees and #IDPs face overcrowded living conditions and insufficient WASH and health services, many are dependent on UN agencies for SP.
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#SaudiArabia FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan has been quite busy these days! Today in #Italy, right after #Cyprus and, before, a North Africa tour. On geopolitics, Riyadh and Rome have two major things to talk about: #Libya and #EastMed. Both have to do with #Turkey.
#Italy and #SaudiArabia do not traditionally have an in-depth, serious geopolitical engagement. This is for many reasons, many of which are common to other continental #Europe-an countries, excluding #France. I have analysed those in my @ECFRMena paper:…
This same paper is part of a wider effort, done within @ECFRMena, to provide ideas to the #EU and #Europe-an countries on how to engage geopolitically w/#GCC monarchies, who are now impactful players in the entire #MENA, including the #Mediterranean.…
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1️⃣ #الإخوان_المسلمون والقوى الغربية

سلسلة تغريدات ثنائية اللغة تشكل مفاتيح بحث حول الوجه الحقيقي المستتر خلف قناع القداسة المزيفة

The #Muslim_Brotherhood and western powers

A dual language thread serving as keywords for researching the real face behind the fake “sacred” mask Image
2️⃣ التأسيس ١٩٢٨ على يد حسن أحمد البنا الساعاتي وعمره ٢٢ فقط. من خلفية صوفية. وتعد وصاياه في حكم المقدس لدى أتباع التنظيم.

Founded 1928 by
Hasan Ahmad Albanna Alsaati, at the early age of 22. From Sufie backrounds. His written commandments have scriptual status to his followers. Image
3️⃣ نسبُه يشوبه الغموض. يُلقب بـ البنا رغم أن جده يُلقب بـ الساعاتي. وكان الأديب عباس العقاد يؤكد أنه من أصل غير مصري وان لقبه مشتق من البنائين (الماسونية).

His ancestory is ambiguous. The title Albanna translates to “Mason”. The great Abbas Alaqqad believed he was a free mason ImageImageImageImage
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🎙️New @arabdigest podcast: I discuss w/@BillLaw49 about how a #US retrenchment from the #MENA triggered a competition between #Russia #China #Turkey #Iran #UAE & #SaudiArabia to occupy vacuum and implications for #UK and #Europe. Highlights:
Yes I did really say "sometimes the #MENA region today seems like the Far West w/the Sheriff (#US) taking a nap". The multipolar competition deepened & entrenched conflicts in #Yemn, #Libya, #Syria and is extending towards the #HornofAfrica and #EastMed…
While I recognize #Europe is not really a security/geopolitical player today, I also believe there is a space if Europeans can do serious diplomacy. Other players now how to fight not really how to solve conflicts...…
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Important thread with facts that will help us understand Joe Biden’s support for Muslim Brotherhood (#MB) political agent @soltanlife. It all goes back to President Obama’s Mideast strategy & #Egypt policy with the embrace of the Brotherhood according to PSD-11 & PPD-13. 1/
The 2011 upheaval in #Egypt initiated a shift in U.S. strategy from support for Mubarak to intensive engagement with the Islamist opposition groups. This change in U.S. strategy derived out of Presidential Study Directive (#PSD)-11 issued by president Obama in August 2010. 2/
The comprehensive policy review of U.S. strategy in #MENA region by the Obama administration led to the conclusion & acceptance of #MB as a legitimate, peaceful & moderate Islamist political opposition in #Egypt with whom they could work. @brhodes said this to me in West wing. 3/
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Hallo @Prognos_AG,
zu Ihrer #Wasserstoff-Studie folgende Fragen.
1) Verstehe ich Sie richtig, dass die lokale Erzeugung von #Wasserstoff in Deutschland bereits mittelfristig günstiger sein wird, als der Import aus #MENA?
Und das obwohl in dem deutschen Modell mit Netzbezug sogar noch die volle EEG-Umlage + Stromsteuer(?) + Netzentgelte(?) auf den Elektrolyse-Strom aufgerechnet wurde?
2) Mit welchen Kosten wurde in den jeweiligen Jahrzehnten bei den Modellen für PV- und Windstrom in DE gerechnet?

Bei der @bnetza wurde ja zB. im Feb. 2020 Freiflächenphotovoltaik zu 3,55ct/kWh gezeichnet... Hätte man vor 5 Jahren auch noch nicht für möglich gehalten in DE.
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🔍 What trends and patterns are there in the use of Small Arms and Light Weapons as a source of #TerroristFinancing? Our series of Situation Reports provide an overview of this key issue, with the latest covering #WestAfrica and the #HornOfAfrica (1/3)…
Our second Situation Report highlights the influence of past conflicts on SALW-driven terrorist financing on both local and global terrorist networks in #SouthAsia and #SoutheastAsia (2/3)…
Our first Situation Report investigates the use of SALW as a source of #TerroristFinancing in the #MENA region, and features analysis on the impact of the hegemonic rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran on the region (3/3)…
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Truly fascinating story linking #tech & #geopolitics, and involving #Gulf. #Google sponsors new undersea fiber optic cable connecting #Europe & #Asia, specifically #Italy & #India, via the #ArabianPeninsula. Should cut costs by 50% & really increase efficiency. Few details 👇 1/
The cable will be split in 2. Blue goes from #Italy to #Jordan (Aqaba) via #Israel and is done w/Telecom Italia. Raman goes from #India to Aqaba via #Oman & #SaudiArabia and done w/Omantel. The split is due to Saudi opposition of direct link to Israel (normalization, much?). 2/
The Blue-Raman cable will be the first connecting #Europe & #Asia to bypass #Egypt. All other cables do and in fact Egypt charges massively for access while also being the "biggest single-point-of-failure in the entire world." 3/
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