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Time to catch up with my very favorite Secretary of Swag. ❤️🇺🇸 Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to:
🇩🇪 Germany
🇸🇳 Senegal
🇦🇴 Angola
🇪🇹 Ethiopia
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia
🇴🇲Oman
❤️🇺🇸 Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo departs from Joint Base Andrews for Munich, Germany on February 13, 2020. State department preview here:
state.gov/senior-state-d…
❤️🇺🇸 Just to give you a flavor of how much access this Secretary of State and administration gives to the media they conduct routine press gaggles in flight.

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Chinese FM Wang Yi’s speech on multilateralism at the #MSC2020 hasn’t gotten that much attention (it is full of bland CCPisms like ("5000 years of civilization!" and "socialism w/ Chinese characteristics"). (Short thread) 1/12
But I think it deserves more attention as a statement of how the Chinese govt would like to shape the global narrative about how it approaches intl institutions and intl law. 2/12
First, Wang frames China-West relations as a problem of prejudice toward China’s attempt to assert its “right of development.” It then blends China’s “cultural traditions” with the “socialism” and then (of course) the leadership of the CCP. 3/12
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It’s time for my traditional train Twitter thread after @MunSecConf. As our Chairman @ischinger said, we’re all tired now. But the most important thing is that we had a weekend of vivid debates! #MSC2020
I’m glad that the title of our #MSCreport#Westlessness – triggered some of them. We think of the MSR as a conversation starter for the conference, and it worked well this year – in particular because some thought it accurately described the zeitgeist, and others disagreed.
Are you still wondering – like my my two-year old (“Papa, was soll das heißen?"| "Dad, what does this even mean?”) – what this term is meant to convey? You can re-watch my presentation of the #MSCreport in Berlin. #Westlessness securityconference.org/en/medialibrar…
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Live with @DrTedros on health security from the @MunSecConf. #MSC2020 pscp.tv/w/cRfw6TI2MTAy…
@DrTedros @MunSecConf Yesterday I was in Kinshasa, in #DRC, meeting with the President & other senior ministers to review progress against the #Ebola outbreak & to work together on a plan to strengthen 🇨🇩’s health system so that it never sees another outbreak like this again”-@DrTedros at #MSC2020
@DrTedros @MunSecConf "I’d like to thank the 🇨🇩 President for his leadership & for his vision of a healthier & safer #DRC"-@DrTedros at #MSC2020
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This is crazy.
You guys continue to IGNORE & even NOT NAME #Russia when it comes to creating 1,2 Million Syrian refugees in 10 months – the biggest indirect threat to 🇩🇪 domestic policy. At the same time, you keep talking about "bridges" – like what? The illegal #Crimea bridge?!
And what is your (unsuccessful) "special representative for the gas transfer through Ukraine", Georg Graf Waldersee, doing at the table?
Didn't you notice that - thanks to #US sanctions against #NordStream2 - his duties are not needed anymore? Or is he our new "man at #Gazprom"?!
By the way.
FM @HeikoMaas wrote an opinion piece in the context of the #MSC2020 yesterday, in which he touched upon "signs of Western paralysis in view of a loss in global significance".

He did NOT mention #Russia and #Syria in it. Now you know why.
auswaertiges-amt.de/en/newsroom/ne…
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Two US cabinet secretaries, defense and foreign have now spoken at #MSC2020 and failed to mention the word "Trump."
Anyway room is now filling up because people want to hear the next, more important speaker: President Macron
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SecDef @EsperDoD speaking around @MunSecConf: “It is essential that we – as an international community – wake up to the challenges presented by China’s manipulation of the long-standing international, rules-based order that has benefited all of us for many decades.” #MSC2020
“Let me state up front, though, the United States does not seek conflict with China. In fact, we look for areas of cooperation when our interests converge in the hope that they will choose the other path they didn’t take twenty years ago.” -@EsperDoD #MSC2020
“We should take the Chinese govt at its word.
■ By 2035, the PRC intends to complete its military modernization,
■ By 2049, it seeks to dominate Asia as the preeminent global military power.” -@EsperDoD
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In speaking at a dinner tonight on "Will Democracy Win?" #MSC2020 , yes we need to start w/ (1) world democratic recession is in its 13th year; (2) Russian and China autocracies are on the rise (3) illiberal populists are on the moved in old democracies (4) US not promoting demo
BUT I also argued the following several points: (1) Bad today compared to what? 1930s? 1940? 1950s? 1970s? Most of human history? (The recession more mild than previous democratic reversals.)
(2) still more democracies today that autocracies.
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Trump is trumping, again, and it's still all hands on-deck to #DefendOurDemocracy.

Meanwhile, @SpeakerPelosi is leading a bicameral delegation at the Munich Security Conference where her words on the state of democracy in the US and abroad resonated with new urgency. #MSC2020
@SpeakerPelosi Nodding to our rich history of welcoming newcomers who bring their clear-eyed optimism & hard-won wisdom to our American life, Madam Speaker's words brought hope that we may yet be uniquely resilient to authoritarian forces threatening the world's democracies now. #CA12 #MSC2020
@SpeakerPelosi Mindful that meaningful alliances are strengthened by moments of agreement and principled candor relying on a reserve of trust built over time, Speaker Pelosi minced no words in conveying America's disapproval of Huawei's (and China's) position of leverage re 5G. #CA12 #MSC2020
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Susan Pompeo, the wife of Mike Pompeo, is listed in the Munich Security Conference program as “Special Assistant to the Secretary of State.” (And read the note at the bottom.) 🤨 #MSC2020
For those having a hard time reading the note at the bottom, the key sentence is: "Their names, titles and origin are listed in the way each participant has chosen."
I've asked the @StateDept about Susan Pompeo's title, whether she's getting paid, whether she has an office or an assistant ... they've not responded.
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