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🎙️New @arabdigest podcast: I discuss w/@BillLaw49 about how a #US retrenchment from the #MENA triggered a competition between #Russia #China #Turkey #Iran #UAE & #SaudiArabia to occupy vacuum and implications for #UK and #Europe. Highlights:
@ECFRMena
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Yes I did really say "sometimes the #MENA region today seems like the Far West w/the Sheriff (#US) taking a nap". The multipolar competition deepened & entrenched conflicts in #Yemn, #Libya, #Syria and is extending towards the #HornofAfrica and #EastMed m.soundcloud.com/arabdigest/the…
While I recognize #Europe is not really a security/geopolitical player today, I also believe there is a space if Europeans can do serious diplomacy. Other players now how to fight not really how to solve conflicts... m.soundcloud.com/arabdigest/the…
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Important thread with facts that will help us understand Joe Biden’s support for Muslim Brotherhood (#MB) political agent @soltanlife. It all goes back to President Obama’s Mideast strategy & #Egypt policy with the embrace of the Brotherhood according to PSD-11 & PPD-13. 1/
The 2011 upheaval in #Egypt initiated a shift in U.S. strategy from support for Mubarak to intensive engagement with the Islamist opposition groups. This change in U.S. strategy derived out of Presidential Study Directive (#PSD)-11 issued by president Obama in August 2010. 2/
The comprehensive policy review of U.S. strategy in #MENA region by the Obama administration led to the conclusion & acceptance of #MB as a legitimate, peaceful & moderate Islamist political opposition in #Egypt with whom they could work. @brhodes said this to me in West wing. 3/
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Hallo @Prognos_AG,
zu Ihrer #Wasserstoff-Studie folgende Fragen.
1) Verstehe ich Sie richtig, dass die lokale Erzeugung von #Wasserstoff in Deutschland bereits mittelfristig günstiger sein wird, als der Import aus #MENA?
Und das obwohl in dem deutschen Modell mit Netzbezug sogar noch die volle EEG-Umlage + Stromsteuer(?) + Netzentgelte(?) auf den Elektrolyse-Strom aufgerechnet wurde?
2) Mit welchen Kosten wurde in den jeweiligen Jahrzehnten bei den Modellen für PV- und Windstrom in DE gerechnet?

Bei der @bnetza wurde ja zB. im Feb. 2020 Freiflächenphotovoltaik zu 3,55ct/kWh gezeichnet... Hätte man vor 5 Jahren auch noch nicht für möglich gehalten in DE.
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Truly fascinating story linking #tech & #geopolitics, and involving #Gulf. #Google sponsors new undersea fiber optic cable connecting #Europe & #Asia, specifically #Italy & #India, via the #ArabianPeninsula. Should cut costs by 50% & really increase efficiency. Few details 👇 1/
The cable will be split in 2. Blue goes from #Italy to #Jordan (Aqaba) via #Israel and is done w/Telecom Italia. Raman goes from #India to Aqaba via #Oman & #SaudiArabia and done w/Omantel. The split is due to Saudi opposition of direct link to Israel (normalization, much?). 2/
The Blue-Raman cable will be the first connecting #Europe & #Asia to bypass #Egypt. All other cables do and in fact Egypt charges massively for access while also being the "biggest single-point-of-failure in the entire world." 3/
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Since pretty much everyone under quarantine has to use digitized primary sources, I thought it might be useful to point to #digitalarchives that *explicitly* acknowledge & caution users abt #archivalsilences in their contents, and describe their work to rectify them.

A thread.
1/ A note: Most people appreciate the easiness of online access to archival material, but tend to forget that all #digitization is selective.
2/ This means that what you see online is usually not “everything” that an institution holds abt a topic. It's important to understand the digitized together w the physical. Even if you can't access physical records now, you'll be able to better contextualize what you see online.
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Hola @Santi_ABASCAL, me llamo Omar, fui un #MENA (un niño), y aunque mi experiencia valga para un libro, solo te diré cuatro cosas; seré breve.
No te lo vas a creer Santi pero tú y yo, tenemos similitudes, a pesar de las enormes diferencias.
Abro HILO.
Ambos nos hemos criado en pueblos cercanos tú en Álava y yo Bizkaia.
Vivimos juntos el conflicto Vasco y aunque tú más que yo, muchas de sus repercusiones. Ambos hemos estudiado en ikastolas y recibimos la misma educación.1
Cuando veo la xenófoba campaña que hace tu partido, con un tema tan delicado no puedo evitar recordarte que, he vivido gran parte de mi vida en el seno de una familia vasca al igual que tú, solo que yo estaba lejos de mis padres biológicos.2
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CARTA A @vox_es

Hace más de 20 años llegué a España sólo. Mis padres que fueron abandonados por España en 1975 no podían acompañarme y preferían que aprovechara la oportunidad de poder estudiar y tener un futuro mejor.

Dado que no tenía más de 10 años yo era un #MENA
En aquel entonces, nadie me etiquetó como #MENA, ni me acusó de ser un potencial delincuente, ni las abuelas que paseaban por El Barrio me temían. Mis vecinos se volcaron conmigo, me cuidaron y protegieron... me trataron como lo que era, un NIÑO.
Como niño extranjero que llegué a España sin mis padres o como me etiquetarían algunos ahora #MENA, tengo que decir que:
- Yo jamás he cometido un delito
- Yo jamás he participado en la comisión de infracción alguna.
- Yo jamás he sido detenido por la @policia @guardiacivil
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42. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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21 to 40. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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Voy a compartir mi experiencia con #menas porque estos días de verdad que siento una rabia enorme.

He sido voluntaria en 2 asociaciones que dan formación a #menas, ellos salen del centro para asistir a clases. Yo era una de sus profes, impartía catalán, castellano e informática.
En primer lugar, imaginaos que vuestra familia se endeuda para que vosotros os mudéis a Europa, ese lugar donde uno prospera, y os encontréis con que no podéis trabajar por edad y por papeles. Imaginaos la carga de culpa por no poder ayudar a tu familia... A eso habías venido.
Imaginaos que, con suerte, os encierran en un centro de menores. Con suerte el Estado os tutelará y os privará de libertad, como si hubierais cometido un delito, a cambio de comida caliente y un techo. Y con mucha suerte podréis estudiar algo fuera de esas cuatro paredes.
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Si eres nuevo aquí, debes saber lo siguiente para escribir la bio de tu perfil. Porque esto no es Vietnam, en Twitter hay reglas. 👇
1) Si eres periodista independiente, pon con @ TODOS los medios con los que trabajas o TODOS los países que has cubierto en tu carrera. Y una cita interesante que cogiste de un libro, es decir, de otro.
2) Si eres periodista para un medio concreto, no te olvides de aclarar que es una cuenta personal y que tu opinión no tiene por qué coincidir con la de tu medio, no vaya a ser que te despidan por pensar.
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@censusSDC @UNMBBER Our natl. network of #censusSDC & @uscensusbureau had a really productive annual mtg earlier this month. 👋
Great opp'ty to hear how #stategov & univ #datapros are extending Census data -- new uses & broadening the audience.
@censusSDC @UNMBBER @uscensusbureau .@SuzanReagan provides a good roundup of news from our partners @uscensusbureau

Some of the news was (surprise) actu'ly newsworthy. (Attn #2020censusbeat #poptwitter)
@censusSDC @UNMBBER @uscensusbureau @SuzanReagan Highlights from my pt of view 👇
1. After some prodding by those of us in the States, USCB published a database of 2,700 #CompleteCount Cmtes prep'ing for #2020Census. Here public.tableau.com/profile/us.cen…
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The top Trump official behind the #2020census #citizenshipquestion is being questioned in Congress today.

Stand by for a THREAD on the 10 am ET House @OversightDems @GOPoversight Committee hearing w Commerce @SecretaryRoss, who oversees @uscensusbureau👇

npr.org/2019/03/14/702…
2. I’ll be in the hearing room. How you can watch live starting at 10 a.m. ET👇

3. While we wait for hearing to start at 10 a.m. ET, an earlier thread on Commerce @SecretaryRoss' past testimony to Congress on #2020census #citizenshipquestion👇

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If this is true, it is the best Christmas present I could wish. 🙏🏼❤️🎁🎄💯💯💯US at last you understand that it's time to go back to your homes 🏘️. US good return and do not come back anymore. US Good trip.🛫🛫
#Syria
bit.ly/2rLHvE0
By @K67Tina

If this is true, it is NOT soon enough and for that I am sorry. For all who have died at this regime's orders. If this is true, I am glad that the end of war may be near.

washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense…
By @smmsyria

⚡️BREAKING⚡️: According to Reuters, #US is planning a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of troops from #Syria. The info was confirmed by CNN anchor @jimsciutto
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@ScottyShopUSMC OOO-OOO-OOOH-KLA-HOMA
Sup @HillaryClinton?
You know...we know everything, right?
#SemperFi #GoodTalk #ThePain
#MAGA #CampSevenBucketsPlease
#QAnon #WarriorWednesday #GTMO #WWG1WGA
DO NOT #RESIST MA’AM...MA’AM...
@ScottyShopUSMC @HillaryClinton Hillary, do remember what @BillClinton transferred to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building? We do.
Checkmate...@POTUS literally blocked the Clinton’s back path to power.
Hindsight is a very powerful thing.
If history is edited & erased, how will we see? They want you blind.
@ScottyShopUSMC @HillaryClinton @BillClinton @POTUS I knew your “sugar daddy” Hillary.
He was a friend of the FAMILY.
He’s dead now.
Maybe it’d be better if you called Boss and negotiated the “perp walk”. NOW please.
Unless you want me to keep talking?
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Saudi Arabia and SoftBank Plan World's Largest #Solar Project goo.gl/EDZLzM #supergrid #HVDC #MENA #NEOM #OBOR @geidco
Saudi Arabia and Egypt are also planning a$1.6 billion, 3000 MW transmission line to link the two countries and the GCC Gulf State grid - goo.gl/w88NzM
.@Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son is also driving force behind Asia #SuperGrid project, linking power grids + renewables in 4 countries: China, S. Korea, Russia & Japan - goo.gl/7VchDS #solar #wind #HVDC #climatechange
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