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#VoicesfromRussia #USA #China #Ukraine #EU #Russia #Geopolitics

Joseph Biden has confirmed the readiness of the US to go to war with China in the event of its attempt to regain control of Taiwan by force. In other words,
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the U.S. confirms its military guarantees to the Taipei regime twice in less than a year (the first time immediately after the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan).
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Interestingly, Washington has not given such guarantees to Ukraine, which has been recognised as an independent state. But they are given to Taiwan, which the US itself considers part of China and does not recognise its sovereignty. At first glance this appears
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In the first world, you can do a lot with this kind of degree.
Many political science graduates can find work as a journalist/editor/ reporter with the newspapers, or work as a consultant with the electronic and social media groups,
or as a social-cultural and /or political experts with the advertising firms, or get work at some media campaign advisory and publicity firm!
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As was widely expected, the @federalreserve’s Federal Open Market Committee raised the target range for the Federal Funds #policy rate by 50 basis points (bps), to between 0.75% and 1.0%, and announced the start of #runoff of the central bank’s balance sheet.
As previously suggested by the #Fed’s March minutes, the pace of runoff was confirmed today as $95 billion/month ($60 billion in U.S. #Treasuries and $35 billion in Agency #MBS, with a three-month phase-in period.
Also as expected, the statement reiterated that the #FOMC “anticipates that ongoing increases in the target range will be appropriate,” underscoring the seriousness of #Fed policymakers in getting #inflation and inflation expectations under control.
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The #West continue to fill the pockets of @Zelensky, who has $850m stashed offshore and no incentive to negotiate for peace as arms & money pour into #Ukraine. Let #Donbas go with #Crimea and stop pushing for #WWIII. The West must obviously want #war with #Russia.
#AnnaMoskwa has zero comprehension of #geopolitics. She wants the #EU to penalize countries that use roubles to pay for #Russian gas. To think that refusing to buy Russian #energy will bring #Putin to his knees pleading for mercy is just absurd. gov.pl/web/climate/mi…
#Zelensky has over $800m in offshore accounts while demanding $7bn/month in aid. The #IMF cut off #Ukraine because it is so #corrupt. You cannot do business in Ukraine! NOTHING @ZelenskyyUa says can be verified independently and he will say whatever to keep the money pouring in.
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We are LIVE tweeting the conversation between .@WBHoekstra and Harsh V Pant.

Stay tuned for updates!

#Raisina2022
Watch the session LIVE here:

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue #TerraNova
.@WBHoekstra: The most important conversation that we are having now across #Europe is about the #Ukrainian crisis—the blatant breach of international law—and we stand shoulder to shoulder with #Ukraine in this period of crisis.

#Raisina2022
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#geopolitics
1/There are many views of the world (Brzezinski's Grand Chessboard being one). In Europe & the Anglophone world we live supposedly in liberal democracies (contestable after the last 2+ yrs) - the "developed world".
2/ Perhaps, arguably, the two dominant worldviews could be labelled 'Growthism' (globalized capitalism, i.e., corporatism) versus 'Conservationism' (i.e., arguments for a centrally-planned, steady-state economy.) The latter espousing a Malthusian worldview.
3/ Two diametrically opposing views on resource management, i.e. extraction, distribution etc. The former connotes development, arguably (perhaps idealistically) in pursuit of improved human welfare. The latter connotes constraint - "there's not enough to go around".
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A few months ago, #markets expected U.S. #inflation to peak by mid-2022 at around 7% to 8% at the headline level and then anticipated that generalized #price gains would decline into year end, closing the year around 4%.
However, the tragic war now unfolding with Russia’s attack upon Ukraine has not only sent #energy prices skyrocketing but it has led to much greater uncertainty over #economic growth and #MonetaryPolicy reaction functions, in Europe and indeed around the world.
Core #CPI (excluding volatile #food and #energy components) came in at 0.5% month-over-month and 6.4% year-over-year. Meanwhile, headline CPI data printed at 0.8% month-over-month and came in at 7.9% year-over-year, the greatest increase over a 12-month period since January 1982.
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DoubleLine founder and CEO Jeffrey Gundlach presents "Convoy" Tuesday at 1:15pm PT.

Stay tuned here for live updates!

#macro #markets #inflation #geopolitics #Fed #Canada #RussiaUkraine #rates #recession #stocks #bonds #commodities
Jeffrey Gundlach: "Convoy" has two meanings. Inspired by Canadian truckers go angry enough to take things in their own hands.
Jeffrey Gundlach: The other meaning is the runaway convoy of the commodity market.
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#Phytopathology, #wheat, #geopolitics & #Russia: a thread 🧵
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(1) China just lifts restrictions on imports of Russian wheat if used only for processing purposes. This boost to exports was agreed in a deal established... a few days before Ukraine invasion.
(2) The first day of the Ukraine invasion (24 February), an analyst said that China expands market for Russian wheat was “unrelated to Ukraine situation”. Still, this perfect timing suggests that Russia has anticipated the international sanctions.
edition.cnn.com/2022/02/25/bus…
(3) This sequence perfectly illustrates the links existing between geopolitics, food security, and – more unexpectedly – plant health and phytopathology. Yet, this link is a recurrent one in our modern history.
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While I continue to hope for regime change in #Russia, I worry about what may come in the weeks ahead absent more Western military intervention. If it comes down to some form of a settlement, a #thread of #maps to contemplate in the days ahead / 1
First, #geopolitics of Russia. Southern and Eastern border protected by mountains. Ural mtns separate Moscow from inner lands. Hard to navigate Northern seas in the Artic. Historically, least protected on Western or S. Western border (Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Nazis) / 2
In thinking about historical Russian view of security on Western borders, consider a “line” from St. Petersburg to Rostov-on-Don during 4 periods: (1) the Russian empire in 1914 /3
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Understanding the #Russia #sanctions debate in brief!

Financial and Economic Sanctions against #Iran cutting it off from global finance and trade rank 9/10

#Russian sanctions only 5/10 for now.

A lot of room to tighten the noose, of which cutting off #SWIFT is only one part
ALL #Russian banks, big and small, need blocking sanctions. This needs to include the Central Bank of Russia, mirroring the case with current sanctions that operate against #Iran, which has also been kicked off #SWIFT. Only humanitarian, medical & food import funds to be allowed!
The ONLY remaining reason the #EU countries are resisting cutting off #SWIFT and going as far as in the case of #Iran, which is what we need to do, is because we fear (know) #Putin will immediately cut off gas supplies.

Our need for #Russian gas and the #SWIFT issue inseperable
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BREAKING: A gloomy, overcast day in #Kiev. #Ukraine's capital stands precariously at the edge of #war. #Russian president Vladimir #Putin declared a military offensive earlier today. There are reports of shelling, air strikes and casualties across Ukraine. A developing 🧵. 1/
Speaking to @SkyNewsBreak, a former Vice PM of #Ukraine warned that Putin won't stop at Kyiv. She reported shelling and bombing in Kyiv, where she resides, and appealed for swift, decisive action from the West. Notably, she mentioned the #SWIFT payments system as a tool. 2/
No one can doubt the resolve of the Ukrainian people in the face of adversity. But their #military is no match for #Russia. So cutting them off from the SWIFT payments settlement system could force the Russians into stepping back. But will the #US and #EU take that step? 3/
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🇷🇺aggression towards 🇺🇦has severe consequences for European security architecture and it will be felt in other geopolitical sensible regions 🧵 1/1
such as the European Arctic, which is seeing a heightening of military build-up, tensions, and competition over resources for some years now...
@epc event on climate insecurity and geopolitics in the Arctic offered a comprehensive picture of the current situation in the Arctic and its interlink with what is happening in Donbas
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#UkraineConflict
#Ukraine Crisis !!!

How President Putin has come out Victorious without firing a single bullet !!!

Let me give you insight on Ukraine Crisis which is dominating Geo Politics since 3 months, taking the world to brinks of 3rd World War.

Ready?
Let's first start with Why is Ukraine important? And Why does Ukraine matter?

Ukraine is one of the biggest countries in Europe on territorial basis with 41 million highly educated people strongly motivated to work.

But that's not all.

How Ukraine ranks!!!
1st in Europe in recoverable reserves of Uranium Ores.

2nd in Europe & 10th in World in Titanium Ore reserves.

2nd in World in Manganese Ores Reserves (2.3 billion tons or 12% of world's reserves).

2nd largest Iron Ore reserves in world(30 billion tons).
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LONG Thread :

#Ukraine Crisis !!! How President Putin has come out Victorious without firing a single bullet !!!

Let me give you insight on Ukraine Crisis which is dominating Geo Politics since 3 months, taking the world to brinks of 3rd World War.

Ready?

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Let's first start with Why is Ukraine important? And Why does Ukraine matter?

Ukraine is one of the biggest countries in Europe on territorial basis with 41 million highly educated people strongly motivated to work.

But that's not all.

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How Ukraine ranks:

1st in Europe in recoverable reserves of Uranium Ores

2nd in Europe & 10th in World in Titanium Ore reserves

2nd in World in Manganese Ores Reserves (2.3 billion tons or 12% of world's reserves)

2nd largest Iron Ore reserves in world(30 billion tons)
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1. Some rambling thoughts that occur to me as I ponder the #UkraineCrisis: A Geopolitical Tweet Thread of Uncertain Proportions.

I really fail to understand the number of people I see actually defending #Russia re: #Ukraine.
2. #Russia has security concerns. I agree. History and geography necessitates they are going to be wary of being attacked, particularly across the North European Plain.
3. But if you want to keep your neighbors out of a rival alliance, invading, seizing territories, ignoring security guarantees previously given, interfering with their internal affairs, and massing hundreds of thousands of troops on their borders doesn't seem like the best method
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Which is the greater military power: #PRC with 60,000 troops massed on India’s border(for ~2 years) or #RF with 100,000 troops massed on Ukraine border(for ~ 2 months)?
2/rus #Russian massing of troops around Ukraine is not just a message to #USA and #Europe, but also to #China and #India, not to write off its Military power & ability to use it; even though Russia’s economic power is now much less than that of USA, EU, China, India.🧐🤔
3/rus The #Russian’s have learned from the #PRC aggression against India in 2020, which rapidly lost credibility after Galwan. They have done everything to ensure that the threat of invasion is credible enough to achieve their coercive objectives without fighting.
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Trataré de explicar por qué vamos encaminados a un conflicto bélico de gran tamaño en no mucho tiempo (en esta década, puede que en un horizonte menor a dos años), algo sobre lo que llevo intentando escribir los últimos cinco años de mi vida y espero poder terminar por fin este. Image
Así que olvidémonos de encuestas demoscópicas de política nacional, de tablas de proyección económica, de futuros desarrollos tecnológicos o de quién va primero en la liga de turno, porque nada de eso importa. Image
Estamos en el punto de no retorno y lo que pensemos sobre el futuro tiene todo el aspecto de que va a cambiar. Seguramente no podemos imaginar hasta qué punto.
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Finland´s president Niinistö and #Russia`n president #Putin had a long phone call about #geopolitics and #Ukraine

For those who are outside of #Finland or people who don´t know what geopolitics is, here is a short list for you about Finland.

presidentti.fi/en/press-relea…

#turpo
1. To achieve economic and political independence, the state needs a connection to the oceans.

2. In order to keep Finland out of the wars, Russia must be kept out of the Baltic Sea.
3. and 4. To ensure a secure boundary, water bodies must be restricted to the use of their own state and enemy lands must be kept out of them. This also guarantees the military neutrality of the waters.
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You might not know this, but the #Kazakhstan government has reportedly been overthrown & the country has collapsed. It's "leaders" have run away fearing for their lives.
➡️It's not about gas or #bitcoin.
#NWO #GreatReject #NoVaccinePassportsAnywhere
amp.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan…
Overview of #Kazakhstan civil war & collapse of their government.👇
➡️It reportedly started when banks denied unvaccinated citizens access to their funds. I have heard early rumblings about this here in #BC & #Canada.
💸Plan: Confirm ➡️Withdraw all funds
I think the people of #Kazakhstan understand this picture. What about #Canadians & #Canada? 🇨🇦 😇
#cdnpoli #GreatReject #GreatAwakening Image
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Good news everybody!

The excellent @J_B_C16 and I teamed up (again!) to analyze what #China's rise in #semiconductors means for #EU. It's not 60 pages and 300 references like the last one (sorry).

Reading this are 20min well spent, promise!

stiftung-nv.de/en/node/3187 Image
This is the second paper based on our (@snv_berlin) cooperation with @merics_eu to make a deep dive into #China's #semiconductor ecosystem. The first paper assessed China's competitiveness in #chips and can be found here. stiftung-nv.de/sites/default/… (it's a "long-read").
In today's paper we distilled several #policy recommendations for the #EU in great expectation of the upcoming #EUChipsAct, future conversations at the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (#TTC) and in light of EU's #IndoPacific strategy.
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A thread on imagining impacts of the #Metaverse on “my” world. How will the job of a #geopolitics analyst be different? How will this new platform change international relations in general and the #Gulf in particular? Feel free to add your take, it’s simply thinking out loud.
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First, meetings & events. #Zoom events are here to stay, alongside in-person ones. But a digital event on #Metaverse could be so much better and closer to a real-life experience, enhanced by instant access to resources 2/
Then, outputs. Will it make sense to write papers when you can produce an interactive output combining texts, recordings, images/videos in the form of a meta-research on #geopolitics on #Metaverse? 3/
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