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I was posted to teach at Oyarifa Presby JHS and I gladly accepted the offer. It’s been one of the best decisions I ever made. An experience I’ll always keep with me. ❤️
I taught English language and physical education( every Wednesday). My headteacher got me breakfast every Wednesday morning. I loved Wednesdays. Hahah. There’s a lot of potential in our schools, the only challenge is availability of opportunities.
As a service personnel in a school, the best part of it was that I closed early and I had weekends free and vacation came in handy as well. Meaning I had enough time to do any other thing I had to do without my work having to interfere.
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Surely every serious national security strategist understands the distinction btwn Govts Geopolitical decisions and th military's detailed scenario planning & action program. A govt can decided on basis of expected value of outcome or worst case scenarios-the latter is paralyzing
2/ns The critical issue in China-India conflict is that,as of now (2020), #China controls the #escalatory ladder. So India's #National #Security Apparatus has to make assumptions about when and how #CCPpla will escalate, if it loses the first few steps on its escalatory ladder!
3/ns The worst case scenario for us is therefore the one in which after loosing previous escalations, #CCP China escalates to a full fledged war/attack on India, by shifting US-facing troops and highest quality equipment towards India. This has proved paralyzing for past Govts!🤔
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This article is quite extraordinary. It's like trapped in amber from 15 years ago.… @elyratner A couple of point/counterpoints: 1/
"We'd be wiser to adhere to Physician heal thyself than to scapegoat China." Who's scapegoating China? The oped itself says: "China certainly bears enormous responsibility forpandemic". If that's true -as it is- aren't @SecPompeo @HawleyMO et al right to hold PRC accountable? 2/
#NSS & #NDS "overstate China’s ambitions and capabilities alike. China’s strategic preoccupation, as its 2019 defense white paper makes clear, is maintaining its territorial integrity & internal stability." Is this really using PRC white paper as authoritative source on goals? 3/
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This @RichardHaass @WSJopinion piece really reflects the other primary int'l relations view:…. I'll quote a bit at length b/c it's clarifying. 1/
"A rising chorus of American voices now argues that confronting China should become the organizing principle of U.S. foreign policy, akin to the Cold War against the USSR. But this would be a major strategic error. It reflects an out-of-date mind-set that sees dealing..." 2/
"other major powers as US’s principal challenge. Today and for the century ahead, the most significant threats that we face are less other states than a range of transnational problems. After all, even if the U.S. successfully countered China, our security and prosperity..." 3/
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We ran a National Student Survey Shenanigans Survey Recently (NSSSS), to get a sense of how UK universities approach it. #NSS

93% of respondents said their university harangues their students into completing it.
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65% of respondents said that their university incentivises their students - i.e. something beyond offering respite from the relentless barrage of reminders. #NSS
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In terms of incentives, what's worse - how cheap universities are, how hard they try to bribe students, or how the rewards highlight their misunderstanding and infantilising of student motivation?
- Vouchers, cash, prize draws, food - print credit!
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In @ForeignAffairs Wess Mitchell & I describe how Trump Administration has refashioned American strategy for an era of great power competition in #NSS & #NDS & Indo-Pac strategy inter alia here:… 1/
@ForeignAffairs Most accounts say US is in decline/abandoning post-WWII role. But step back from day-to-day commotion, and a different picture emerges. In truth, the United States is gearing up for a new era—one marked not by unchallenged U.S. dominance but by a rising China & revanchist RF 2/
@ForeignAffairs When future historians look back at the actions of the United States in the early twenty-first century, by far the most consequential story will be the way Washington refocused its attention on great-power competition. 3/
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Trump's NatSec Strategy #NSS challenges the myths of the NatSec/foreign policy establishment's Wilsonian progressives -- myths based on flawed premises generating failed policies. Its Kirkpatrickian core would make the US stronger and more secure. THREAD👇…
The pol establishment is aghast over Trump's brash style, lack of conventionality and political incorrectness -- with its over-the-top revulsion serving as a form of virtue-signaling. On NatSec/foreign policy, the difference is truly substantive.…
Trump's National Security Strategy #NSS challenges the very premises of the establishment's prevailing progressive Wilsonian internationalist orthodoxy. Its "principled realism" rejects the elite worldview/challenges elite credentials, standing, influence…
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