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Washington Declaration

H.E. Mr @President_KR President of South Korea, during an official state visit to the #UnitedStates, linked an important agreement with the #USA to strengthen and enhance the overall security of the #Koreanpeninsula vis-à-vis #NorthKorea. Image
The "#WashingtonDeclaration," as it is being called, is a set of new measures to boost #USROK cooperation on military training, information sharing, and strategic asset movements.
The agreement also involves periodic deployments of #US #nuclearsubmarines in the maritime territory of #SouthKorea, providing a US nuclear umbrella for the country against #NorthKorea.
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British Economic Downfall

The UK’s economy post-Brexit has been hit severely. The current consumer price inflation rate is at 10.1% with the bank rates heightened at 4.25%. Image
Purchasing power of the masses is declining due to rising #inflation thereby increasing #poverty and #inequality among the masses.
#Brexit has largely been accounted for with the economic burden of the #UK. The #British exports have suffered a brunt as they faced trade barriers affecting their competitiveness.
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.@TIME has just named @petrogustavo one of 100 Most Influential People of 2023🇨🇴👏🏽

One of the reasons: the Colombian President's forward-thinking climate policy, which paves the way for building fossil fuel free future 🧵⬇️…
@GabrielBoric 🇨🇱says of his Colombian counterpart:

“Gustavo dares to speak about complex issues [....] and the imperative to care for the environment in the context of a global climate crisis. He’s a leader who makes difficult decisions and learns fast.”…
In Latin American, where the extractivist economy is the rule, @petrogustavo’s proposal to phase-out #FossilFuels is indeed against the tide.
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🇨🇳🇯🇵🇷🇺⚡️Japan is making a futile attempt to turn the Central Asian states against Russia and China.
#japan #china #russia #taiwan #ukraine #ukrainewar #usa #nato #aukus #unitedstates #pacific #southchinasea
The opinion was shared by Global Times Chinese journalist Fan Anzi, who said that Japan's recent talks with the foreign ministers of five Central Asian countries were an attempt to pit these countries against China and Russia.
Japan is trying to expand its influence and military presence in the Indo-Pacific region and Central Asia and hopes to push China and Russia out of it.
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A few interesting tidbits about #US and #Japanese security engagement with The Federated States of #Micronesia (#FSM) in the recent @POTFSM State of the Nation Address.

A #thread: 🧵
"Given the geopolitical atmosphere in the #Pacific. We are seeing increased attention from the US. Military. While most of the attention from the US Military has positive benefits to FSM, we should also begin to expect an increase in training exercises taking place in/around FSM"
"Of paramount importance is that our Nation’s citizenry be informed in advance when US #jets fly over the State of Yap, for example, or when the US practice firing anti-aircraft #missiles from the ground. These exercises will be increasing in frequency over next several years"👀 Image
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#Hurricane #USNavy #OTD: December 18, 1944, Admiral Halsey catastrophically orders the US Navy’s vaunted TF38 into #TyphoonCobra. TF38 has seven fleet carriers, eight battleships, ~60 light carriers, cruisers, and destroyers. In all, USA loses three... 1/
2/ destroyers on Dec. 18 killing 790 sailors. USS Iowa @ussiowa, CL Miami, etc., damaged. Light carriers Langley and Cowpens (above tweet) roll through 70 degrees, sending airplanes overboard or into each other, starting big fires. 146 aircraft lost!!!
3/ In contrast, USA lost 123 aircraft in June 1944 Battle of the Philippine Sea. Destroyers Hull↖️, Monaghan ↗️ and Spence ↙️ sink. Maddox ↘️ and others are pounded but survive. 30 US Navy warships sunk or damaged total! #disasters #WW2 #Pacific #Weather
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1/18.📜NEW BLOG: We have seen quite a few pledges that have been framed as “finance for #LossAndDamage”. But are they really? This blog provides an overview of all the pledges thus far at #COP27 in chronological order.

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2/18. On the 20th of September, #Denmark🇩🇰 pledged €13m for #LossAndDamage, a package which includes finance for the #GlobalShield Against Climate Risk, support for CSOs to do projects on the ground, and some other money that is yet to be allocated for a specific use.
3/18. Crucially, all of this money is new and on top of #Denmark’s 🇩🇰 0.7% commitment to ODA, therefore not a diversion of cash from other vital #ClimateFinance projects.
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Today, we are releasing the 2022 edition of the @Lowyinstitute Pacific Aid Map, the most comprehensive database of aid and development flows to the #Pacific ever assembled. Here are our key findings 1/

Check it out on
Development financing in the #Pacific reached a new record in 2020. With more than US$4 billion, aid & development financing has increased by 47% from 2019, primarily driven by a surge in new concessional loans. Tourist dependent economies saw the largest relative increases 2/
There has been a dramatic reduction in new #Chinese financing to the #Pacific over the past several years and little visible specific response to the pandemic 3/
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1/29. 📜NEW BRIEF: Today we launch “PASSED THE POINT OF NO RETURN: A Non-Economic #LossAndDamage (#NELD) Explainer” covering what #NELD is, why and how it happens, where it happens, who is most affected, and importantly, how we can respond.

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2/29. The brief begins with a foreword by @UNFCCC NELs Expert Group Member @IrfanUllahCDO, who highlights that Non-Economic #LossAndDamage has been largely overlooked in climate negotiations and that urgent action is needed to address #NELD happening now e.g. The #PakistanFloods.
3/29. Then @DLodry of @LossDamageYouth shares the powerful story of his lived experience of Non-Economic #LossAndDamage in #Cameroon called "The Tears Of A Village River And Its Population" which tells how climate-intensified #Drought can lead to a loss of #Culture and #Identity.
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#OTD in 1861, Hawaiian King Kamehameha IV declared neutrality after the outbreak of the Civil War. Allying with the United States would have provoked Confederate raids while recognizing the Confederacy would have seriously damaged international relations with the U.S.
King Kamehameha IV died on November 30, 1863, and was succeeded by Kamehameha V Lot Kapuāiwa. He wanted to keep favorable trade deals with the United States and worked diplomatically with the Lincoln administration to negotiate a new treaty of neutrality.
The Hawaiian public skewed toward the United States. Hawaii already abolished slavery in the Constitution of 1852. Many Hawaiian-born Americans (most of whom were the sons of American missionaries) supported the United States over the Confederacy.
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US-#China operating in the #IndoPacific - "Having predictable codes, cues guiding unexpected encounters at sea are an important part & that needs to be normalized, certainly among our coast guards" per @ComdtUSCG Adm Linda Fagan
"I think the goal is no war" per @USARPAC_CG Gen Charles Flynn on US-#China in the #Pacific

"War is very unpredictable, it's very violent, it's very long & it's very human. It's something at all costs to avoid"
US working w/allies&partners to make sure "the free & open #IndoPacific is stable & remains stable for the foreseeable future" per @USARPAC_CG

"Aggressive or overly aggressive behavior is not helpful"
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There are about 2.3 billion #Christians in the world & 1.8 billion #Muslims. That gap is expected to narrow by 2060, when there will be 3 billion #Christians & nearly 3 billion #Muslims. That’s because #Muslims, on average, are younger & have more children than do #Christians.
The countries with the 5 highest #Muslim populations are all in South and Southeast #Asia or in sub-Saharan #Africa, rather than the #MiddleEast; and the countries with the three highest #Christian populations are in the #Americas rather than in the #MiddleEast or #Europe.
By 2060, #India will retain a #Hindu majority but also will have the largest #Muslim population of any country in the world, surpassing #Indonesia. The current #Hindu population worldwide is approx 1.2 billion. Expected #Hindu population in 2060 will be nearly 1.5 billion.
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#China is building #PLA naval facility in northern portiion of #Cambodia’s #Ream #NavalBase on the #Gulf of #Thailand. #PLAN
Back in 2019, #China signed an agreement allowing its armed forces to use a #Cambodian #NavalBase to boost its ability to project military power around the globe.
The deal allows #China to use the base for 30 years, with automatic renewals every 10 years after that. #China would be able to post military personnel, store weapons & berth warships. A #Chinese company is also constructing a very large airport very close to the Naval facility.
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[Live Tweet] Join our us at the #PeoplesForum!

@MaryMoeonoKolio @mitzijonelle @Tzeporah @lnacpil @alexraf Ayisha Siddiqa, Kalo Afeaki, Andrés Gomez, @chilledasad10 discuss strategies for a fair transition away from coal, oil and gas💪🏽

1/ @alexraf, global director of the #FossilFuelTreaty: this panel will offer reflections of activists around the world calling for a fair and equitable phase-out of oil, gas and coal, the main threat to our environment, climate and health🌎
2/ Andrés Gomez from @CensatAguaViva: in Colombia we have a history of #FossilFuels exploitation associated to violence & also to resistance, especially from indigenous peoples who consider oil as the blood of the earth and have had victories #NoAlFracking
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Megalopolis x #Russia: Total War by Pepe Escobar…

After careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.

Operation Z is the first salvo of a titanic struggle: three decades after the fall of the USSR, and 77 years after the end of WWII, after careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.
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1/ Dear all, many among you have asked me about my opinion on #oil, #logistics, #pipelines, price movements and a reality check on the #german #embargo plans. So I decided to make another explanatory thread. Grab a beer, this may take a while to read.
2/ It has often been said that oil is a global #commodity that travels on the seas. That view is not wrong, but incomplete. In fact, much oil is shipped by pipelines, on all continents. For an imcomplete but illustrative overview, see…
3/ Most pipelines either distribute incoming seaborne supplies to inland consumers (e.g., refineries), or they route domestically produced oil to seaports where it is loaded on #tankers.
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Everyone just has to view everything DIFFERENTLY from the way they have.

We all have been showing for A very long time now.
Ask yourself A simple Question, WHY WHY WHY do all those who mislead/have mislead the people avoid the military?
Problem solved.
All these different “Riddlers” & whoever else that has come along claiming to be this or that, avoided the Military—WHY?

The only one who didn’t, was that Austin Guy. He mocked God & so many fell for the B/S ..

Enough is Enough.✍️
Everyone was being shown for so long who is who, even the infiltrators.

Infiltrators were placed/planted among everyone for many different reasons.
1 of the biggest reasons was to drive as any away from God as possible.

Even when shown what infiltrators were doing,
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NEW: US-#cyber-#Russia-#Ukraine-"My sense is that [US cyber efforts] they've been extremely important in informing the Ukrainians...and in disrupting attacks" by #Russia, @SenJackReed tells @GWUPMNS
Any chance US might feel compelled to intervene in #Ukraine?

@SenJackReed says possibly IF #Russia uses nuclear/chemical/biological weapons in a way that is seen as an attack on @NATO

"This is a NATO decision" he says of the scenario "It's going to be a very difficult call"
#Ukraine - "The quality of their fighting personnel is superb" per @SenJackReed

#Russia-"Their younger soldiers are not informed of what they're doing, where they are" or what to if commanders are eliminated, he says
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There's a carbon rush currently going on in the #Pacific. All sorts of shady characters are being drawn to countries such as #PNG in search of striking gold in the form of 'green' and 'blue' carbon offsets generated by the regions vast forests and oceans...🧵
The sudden demand for carbon credits appears to be at least partly due to the Australian government's continuing support for the gas industry, and the need for cheap carbon offsets to greenwash their image and claim #NetZero emissions.
The predatory behaviour of some #carbon #offset project developers in the Pacific is an inevitable consequence of countries and companies scrambling to buy cheap offsets instead of leaving fossil fuels in the ground or making real reductions in their carbon emissions.
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Breaking: House Intel Committee posts @ODNIgov's 2022 Annual Threat Assessment, aka the Worldwide Threat Assessment

"#Beijing, #Moscow, #Tehran, & #Pyongyang have demonstrated the capability & intent to advance their interests at the expense of the #UnitedStates & its allies"
"#China increasingly is a near-peer competitor, challenging the #UnitedStates in multiple arenas—especially economically, militarily & technologically—& is pushing to change global norms & potentially threatening its neighbors" per @ODNIgov report
"#Russia is pushing back against #Washington where it can—locally & globally—employing techniques up to & including the use of force" per @ODNIgov report, compiled w/info available up to January
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New US #IndoPacific #Strategy!

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"The #PRC..pursues a sphere of influence in the Indo-#Pacific & seeks to become the world’s most influential power. The PRC’s coercion & aggression spans the globe, most acute in..Indo-Pacific."
#INDOPACIFIC: The Region by the #s

#POPULATION: Over half the world’s people, including 58% of youth

#ECONOMY: 60% of global GDP

#GROWTH: 2/3 of global economic growth

#GEOGRAPHY: 65% of the world’s oceans &🌊 25% of its land

From the new U.S. #IndoPacific #Strategy:

"The United States is the leading international provider
of education to students from the Indo-#Pacific—nearly 68% of international students studying in the United States hail from the region..."

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Postdisaster msg from HRH Princess Latufuipeka (daughter of King Tupou VI & #Tonga’s High Comm to 🇦🇺). Focus on gratitude, faith &taking refuge in God. This type of reaction overwhelmingly present on Tongan social media atm. Not what you’d usually get elsewhere,but consider (1/4)
#Tonga is one of the most vulnerable countries in the entire world to natural #disasters & climate change. In less than 4yrs it has weathered 2 max strength (Category 5) cyclones, a pandemic and a 1 in 1000yr volcanic eruption + resultant earthquake & #tsunami. (2/4)
And each time, people pick up & carry on. Often with humour & while singing a hymn! I’m no expert but I would think being grateful/positive, having a form of faith & relying on each other as a community helps ease the otherwise depressing mental effects of so much trauma. (3/4)
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Teknik #Australia untuk menenggelamkan kapal-kapal #Indonesia yang terlibat illegal fishing berujung rumit. Indonesia secara resmi menangguhkan proyek patroli maritim bersama Aussie untuk sementara. Padahal #Menlu Aussie mau ke RI. Kita bahas👇

Kepala Komando Perbatasan Maritim #Australia Laksamana Muda Mark Hill memimpin pemusnahan kapal-kapal ilegal dari #Indonesia. Tak hanya itu mereka menyita ratusan kilogram alat tangkap dan juga makanan hasil laut.

#AUKUS #AsiaPacific #Military #Maritime #Regional #Bilateral
Padahal baru saja, Angkatan Laut Australia (#RAN) dan Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut (#TNI-AL) telah menyelesaikan patroli maritim bersama untuk meningkatkan keamanan di seluruh perbatasan laut kedua #negara.

#AUKUS #AsiaPacific #Indonesia #Australia #AUSINDO #Military
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