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@SarahAshtonLV @Anabel_Villeroy Just look at the facts of #Russian attacks on fully civilian areas of #Ukraine using a variety of munitions including #ClusterBombs

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@SarahAshtonLV @Anabel_Villeroy Yes, people need to just look at the facts of #Russian attacks on fully civilian areas of #Ukraine using a variety of munitions including #ClusterBombs

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@SarahAshtonLV @Anabel_Villeroy @westislandr @feamoralma @Dodo43628294 Yes siree

Yes, people need to just look at the facts of #Russian attacks on fully civilian areas of #Ukraine using a variety of munitions including #ClusterBombs

People need to follow this brave & intrepid journo reporter activist liberal Democrat patriot
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L'Assemblea Generale #Onu ha approvato con 93 voti a favore la richiesta #Usa di sospendere la #Russia dal Consiglio dei diritti umani di Ginevra. Nella bozza di risoluzione - tra i co-sponsor c'è anche l'#Italia - si chiede di "sospendere il diritto della Russia di far parte👇 Image
del Consiglio" e si esprime "grave preoccupazione per la crisi umanitaria in Ucraina, in particolare per le notizie di violazioni e abusi del diritto internazionale umanitario da parte di Mosca".
Da notare i voti contrari: #Cina leva la maschera, non più astenuta, ma contraria.👇
Paesi contrari alla sospensione della #Russia:
🇧🇮 #Burundi
🇨🇫 #RepubblicaCentrafricana
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#AndreWalker @AndreJPWalker @GBNews thinks #Putin's invasion is unprovoked

And that #JewishPresident can't be a #NeoNazi😮

Clearly he has yet to start his research😱

Start with these #JEWISH sources!🤦‍♂️

No one's saying #VlodomyrZelenskyy is a 1922 #Hitler's #NaziParty #Nazi
#AndreWalker @MrMarkDolan @GBNews thinks #Putin's invasion is unprovoked

And that #JewishPresident can't be a #NeoNazi😮

Clearly he has yet to start his research😱

Look at these on #VlodomyrZelenskyy

He is a 2022 #UkrainianNationaliist

Many #Ukrainian #NeoNazis #Jewish!😱🤦‍♂️
.@AndreJPWalker @GBNews @MrMarkDolan says #JewishPresident can't be #NeoNazi😮

No one's saying #VlodomyrZelenskyy is 1922 #Hitler's #NaziParty #Nazi

"#Liberals" say "#Democrats" no longer party of #Slavery #KKK & #JimCrow that's now #Republicans once party of #Emancipation😱🤦‍♂️
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#Somaliland and #Taiwan: The benefits


1/14. S/land and Taiwan have a lot in common such as both being a fully functioning democracies with volatile neighbours. Both are striving for international recognition and will not budge to threats or diplomatic pressure. Image
2/14. Somaliland brings a lot to the table. S/land’s strategic location in the Horn of Africa will give Taiwan a gateway into East Africa and beyond. Landlocked countries in Africa can benefit from this diplomatic move such as Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Uganda.
3/14. S/land will give Taiwan an important access to the Gulf of Berbera (Gulf Aden) where access to the Middle East, North Africa and the rest of the world can be established which will boost Taiwan’s export opportunities as well as a chance to make new friends in the region.
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For the Record: In 2015, Dr. Peter Daszak stopped me as we were leaving work late at night, and asked me if he should work with the CIA. I was shocked given my experience in security. Over the next 2 months he gave me updates on 3 separate occasions about his work with the CIA.
My sincere apologies for my contribution to this program. I did not know what it was at the time. I am attempting to make this right.

These types of programs are disastrous to global public health and foreign relations. As Americans, we need to practice what we preach and do what is right. I don't know how the United States drifted so far away from decency and honesty. #Jordan #China #Ethiopia #India
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Nixon on Larry King Live 1990 via @YouTube
With all his faux pas and shortcomings.
#Nixon was a great statesman and a natural diplomat.
He understood the world better than most of his predecessors.
After him, the USA has not been able to mimic another leader like him in the Oval Office.
I am not being satirical.
#Nixon and his #Domino Theory in Former French Indochina turned out to be quite right.
After the Americans left the region, both #Laos and #Cambodia fell into Communists hands.
South #Vietnam fell as well.
The remarkable resemblance with Modern Day #Afghanistan.
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In a world grappling with pandemic-related construction delays and cost overruns, #Laos will launch its $6b #China-backed high speed #railway on schedule in coming week. Can it maximise returns on the debt it took on? Deep dive -->>… Pic: Vientiane Times
A senior #Laos finance ministry official tells me Laos-China #railway will be "a very effective investment". But Laos leaders are keenly aware that "economy is going to collapse" if it does not get finances in order, says economist… Pic: Vientiane Times
Over in #Thailand's Nong Khai, near the terminus of the #Laos-China #railway, locals are getting ready for potential influx of tourists and goods from China. Railway officials tested freight capacity of existing Thai-Laos rail link during my trip there…
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The #ASEAN disunity over AUKUS

The #ASEAN sees #aukus pact increases geopolitical risks in the region, as #aukus is aimed at countering rising Chinese belligerence.
The rise of partnerships in the region, which are not ASEAN-centric causes them concern.…
2/ How have various #ASEAN countries reacted to #aukus ?

They've not reacted in unison. Each member expressed its own views. The divergence in opinion was quite apparent.
Brunei did not speak about it.
Indonesia expressed caution with AUKUS.
Malaysia appears astonished. Image
3/ #Vietnam is more open to #aukus “All countries strive for the same goal of peace, stability, cooperation, and development” & nuclear power can be harnessed for development.

The #Philippines is more welcoming of the #aukus though President #Duterte sounded contradictory. 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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1/. QUESTION: What’s the worst day of the year for dictators, despots & populist autocrats?

ANSWER: April 7

Tomorrow, @amnesty release our annual 2020/21 report covering the state of #HumanRights in 149 countries

JOURNALISTS: For a copy or to an interview👉
“How's life in your country?"
"We can't complain"

This cartoon was about #Turkey but it also applies to:
#Somalia etc.
“I don’t care if they respect me, so long as they fear me.” (Caligula)

At @amnesty we don’t respect dictators, autocrats & human rights abusers

We don’t fear them either

As we publish Annual Report, here’s a guide for dictators human on ‘how to respond’…
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#Laos #Vientien #Dengu #DenguFever

According to a report released by the Lao Ministry of Health on Friday, the number of cases of dengue fever reported in Laos has increased to 144 since January.
According to a document from the Lao Ministry of Health's Center of Information and Education for Health, the world's most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease has caused no fatalities in the Southeast Asian country during the cited time.
To help monitor the spread of dengue fever, Lao health officials are urging people to clear possible mosquito breeding sites around their homes and workplaces.
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#Laos #Vientiane #Duds

On Saturday, the unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance team MAG of Laos discovered two massive unexploded bombs in the Khammuan province of southern Laos. Image
According to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) clearance team, the large air-dropped bomb weighing 750 lbs was discovered near the side of a road in a paddy field in Sangpoungbone village, Gnommalath district of Khammuan province,about 250 km south-east of the Lao capital Vientiane.
In Nahome village, Khammuan province, a massive 500-lb bomb was also discovered by a MAG clearance unit. Before the bomb was transported to the central demolition site to be safely demolished, the local daily Vientiane Times announced on Tuesday, the bomb was destroyed.
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Bigger than #ElChapo bigger than #PabloEscobar 💉💊☠️💰

Big news then, I guess 👀


Huge numbers! $400 billion+ pa 🌎🌍🌏
National security type influence.

Social - Political - Economic

Where does all that money go? 🤔🔁💸
When illegal drug operations get this big, they cross borders, networks become huge & they need protection/assistance

According to well documented incidents, intelligence agencies sometimes oversee 👀

Political expedience
#VangPao #Laos #KhunSa #Golden🔺
There are loads of other well-documented episodes

The untraceable huge sums of 💰 from drugs come in very handy for clandestine funding of "off the books" type operations


When you're fighting for national interests, can it be justified? #ColdWar ImageImageImageImage
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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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Long Threade

#Laos #China #Vientiane #Debts #Sovereignty

China's economy is growing, even in times of pandemic. And with their political, the political and economic influence of the country. But under Prime Minister Xi Jinping,
external foreign policy has become strikingly aggressive. That belongs especially to the neighboring countries. What is it like to be a neighbor of the new China? In a mini-series, the situation exists in four neighboring countries.
Laos is actually a rich country. Many precious metals are mined, especially copper, but also gold, iron, silver and tin. And hydropower helped a lot in the Mekong Basin. That is why the Laotian government belongs in the right for a lot of money.
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Thrilled to announce our new paper by Victoria Junquera and Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, "Assessing livelihood vulnerability using a Bayesian network: a case study in northern #Laos”, is now out in @ecologyandsociety1… #openaccess #WomenInSTEM. Short thread👇
This work analyzes the effect of #cashcrop production on livelihood #vulnerability, which we define in terms of the probability distribution of household income.
We use a #Bayesian network to estimate the probability distribution of household income, conditional on biophysical (e.g., yield), household (e.g., agricultural land), and commodity price variables.
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China has been trying to grab the land in its neighbourhood through its Coercive Diplomacy against its SMALL neighbouring countries.

China grabs the offshore lands and ports of developing countries through DEBT TRAP diplomacy.

cc - @Chellaney
Modern Colonialism.
China is gradually swallowing the country after country.

After Sri Lanka's Hambamtota port, Nepal's Entire Politics, Pakistan's 19+ Billion dollars debt trap,
Loans to Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Tajikistan, Djibouti & Mongolia.
Now #Laos falls to China’s Debt Trap
China never provides loan for those projects which will be successful in future,
they ONLY provide loan to those projects which will be a big failure in future.

So that China can trap these countries & due to which gave some or the other ACCESS TO THEIR ASSETS & STAKE to china
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Worth using google translate to watch the #propagandalive as @Erkanomia is in #Moscow to cover the #Kremlin #Military parade #HappeningNow. Some ++good #OSINT & #IMINT in his #live & candid coverage. 😎
For example, while the #Moscow #Elite typically use a black #SUV with license plate ending in 88 (sometimes 888 for family of senior officials & oligarchs who must #Drive themselves), here we see the first of the latest #cars with new #licenseplatedata.

Close-up I made from the #Finland team's #photography showing @mod_russia's Army #celebrity #swag bags for the Diamond Jubilee #celebration of the #Soviet #WWII win... ignoring 1939-1941 🙄

The Hon Minister Mr Singh, #IndianArmedForces, is a special guest at #VictoryDayParade.
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New evidence that helps to understand the northern #Laos #rubber boom from our researcher Victoria Junquera and colleagues! Get the #openaccess paper @ELSenviron here and have a look at the thread for a broad overview of the results.
Agricultural expansion is a main cause of #deforestation and sometimes occurs in the form of “#cropbooms”—very rapid and intense expansion. Rubber expanded in a boom-like fashion in northern Laos and other parts of #SoutheastAsia in the last decade.
Following earlier work (, we conduct a spatially-explicit analysis of rubber expansion in two study areas during 2000-2017. We analyze the role of prices, context, forest protection, and imitation with a Bayesian network model and regression analysis.
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#thread Communist-led Vietnamese victory over the third(usa) imperialist occupation in as many decades happened today 45yrs ago, the socialist north and the Vietnamese ppl finally liberated and reunified the entire country.
#HoChiMinh, Vietnamese Communist leader passes away several years before reunification, he passes away in Sept 1969. His life story is an amazing one.
#HoChiMinh is a leading figure in the founding of the Chinese, French and Vietnamese communist parties founding.
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The #IMF says the "Great Lockdown" recession will likely be the worst since the Great Depression. Global economy projected to shrink by 3% in 2020. By contrast, in January, the IMF had forecast a global GDP expansion of 3.3% for this year. Details in chart below. Table: @IMFNews
IMF: Partial global rebound to 5.8% in 2021 “assumes the #pandemic fades in the 2nd half of 2020, & that policy actions taken by countries are effective in preventing widespread firm bankruptcies, extended job losses, & system-wide financial strains.” #WEO
How does your country fare in the latest #IMF projections for 2020 & 2021?… @IMFNews #economies #GDP #finance
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#BREAKING #Thailand reports 50 new #coronavirus #COVID19 #โควิด19 #โคโรน่าไวรัส #ไวรัสโคโรน่า #ไวรัสโคโรน่าสายพันธุ์ใหม่2019. Total cases in country = 322 . A total of 43 patients already discharged. Thursday saw country announce its highest number of cases in a single day of 60 ImageImageImageImage
#Thailand #Health Ministry says majority of #Coronavirus #COVID19 cases in nation are in #Bangkok. Of the cases, more than 60% of them are male patients. The high risk age group is between 30 & 39 years old where most cases detected due to lifestyle #ไวรัสโคโรน่าสายพันธุ์ใหม่2019 ImageImageImageImage
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