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Excited about PM @AlboMP upcoming visit to #Vietnam (and his @IISS_org #SLD2023 keynote!).

A short 🧵 from me about the 🇦🇺🇻🇳 relationship, its momentum, opportunities and future trajectory on the occasion of 50th anniversary 👇 1/
Fairly new-found strategic closeness under the Coalition gov resulted in a strategic partnership.
"The 2 countries are increasingly aligned in their strategic outlook and both find each other supportive and, frankly, useful, for their own strategic goals."…
#Australia has been a reliable partner in providing assistance to #Vietnam's #UN #peacekeeping forces, and it has supported #infrastructure in the vulnerable #Mekong region or donating #vaccines during #Covid #pandemic...
@FinancialReview 3/…
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The S Asian monsoon typically drives summer rains in S Asia, SW China, & mainland SE Asia. This year, an unusual monsoon pattern is driving severe droughts in the upper Ganges, upper Mekong, & throughout the Yangtze, affecting livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people. 1/9
Instead of originating in the Bay of Bengal, this year’s monsoon began in the Arabian Sea & moved north. This drives aforementioned drought & extreme flooding in Pakistan, which displaced over 33 million & killed over 1000 people in the worst flash flooding event in memory. 2/9
The Mekong is getting closer to the time when the wet season flood pulse peaks & then begins to recede. The flood pulse continues to be well below normal as a result of lower-than-normal rainfall throughout the basin and upstream dam restrictions. 3/9
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Rivers carry the living impressions of civilisations that have settled on their banks since the dawn of time, are home for unique flora and fauna. How can we better understand and protect them? #Vigilife has launched the #30sentinelrivers program with #eDNA. A thread 1/n ImageImage
By building an international network of partners and sharing #eDNA know-how, #Vigilife is establishing long term #monitoring programs, which will become a precious tool for safeguarding freshwater biodiversity.
1. The #Amazon: born out of the drying up of an inland sea, I am one of the longest rivers in the world. Together with my tributaries, I contain nearly 20% of the #biodiversity of all the rivers on earth and play an essential role in the global water cycle. Image
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NEW: @DrLeeJones and my book, Fractured China: How State Transformation is Shaping China's Rise, is now out! Here is a 🧵 to explain what it is about. 1/…
Fractured China intervenes in the International Relations (and foreign policy) debate over whether China's rise will be a threat to the international order. China's international behaviour is sometimes revisionist and sometimes preserving the status-quo. 2/
IR and foreign policy analysis approaches struggle to explain this inconsistency because they treat China as a unitary actor in international politics. The debate has stalled and become speculative, turning on to claims about China will do or become in the future. 3/
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International Affairs /1-1
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
Myanmar's Generals
Run A Nearly Sanction-Proof
Long Before Seizing Control
Of The Streets
by @oanhha @jwf825
& Khine Lin Kyaw
MAY 11, 2021
International Affairs /1-2
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
- Area : 676.5K km²
- Population : 53.6 M
- Capital : #Naypyidaw
largest city : #Yangon
- #Bamar 68%
- #Shan 9%
- #Buddhism 88%
- #Christianity 6.2%
- #Islam 4.3%
#Burmese Image
International Affairs /1-3
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
- GDP (PPP) : US$355 B
Per capita : US$6.7 K
- #InformalEconomy :
one of the biggest in the world
- Rich in precious stones :
#Rubies 90% of world's
#Sapphires #Pearls #Jade
- #Tourism
- #Agriculture Image
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#Cambodia #Laos #Vietnam #Thailand #China #Mekong #MekongDelta
#Water levels along the Mekong River in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia are expected to drop as China retains its power grid infrastructure from 5 to 24 January due to decreased outflows at the Jinghong hydropower station ImageImageImage
in China's Yunnan province. A statement by the Intergovernmental Commission on the Mekong River (MRC) on January 6 reported that maintenance would result in a reduced flow of water
of 1,000 cubic meters per second (m3/sec) between January 5 and 24, citing information from the Ministry of Water Resources of China. As of January 25, the flow rate would gradually return to normal, but the ministry did not specify river levels prior to the decrease or
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/2 Major findings: From April-Nov 2019 while downstream portions of #Mekong suffered extreme drought & no monsoons, #China's upstream had abnormal high level of rain & snowmelt. China's dams restricted an enormous amount of water when the downstream needed it. image: @regankwan
3/ China's dams held back so much water that they entirely prevented the annual monsoon-driven rise in river level at Chiang Saen, Thailand. This has NEVER been recorded before. Blue line = predicted natural flow w/o dams; orange=@MRCMekong MRC gauge @marcgoichot @Stuart_Orr
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1. This History Thread is about the mighty rivers that have defined Myanmar (Burma.) North-south river valley geology shaped regional history. #Rivers, their tributaries & watersheds continue to have enormous political, agricultural & environmental importance. #dams #biodiversity
2. From 12th C. BCE populations migrated along #Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady), #Chindwin, #Salween river valleys to settle in lands that are now known as Myanmar (Burma.) Powerful dynasties rose and fell along the Irrawaddy, including Pyu, Pagan, Ava.
3. British made river port Rangoon (Yangon) colonial capital in 1853. Burma became “rice bowl of Asia” under their exploitation especially in fertile Irrawaddy Delta. River inundation/irrigation can augment monsoon rain for wet rice cultivation. Padi harvest transported by river.
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