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Excited about PM @AlboMP upcoming visit to #Vietnam (and his @IISS_org #SLD2023 keynote!).

A short 🧵 from me about the 🇦🇺🇻🇳 relationship, its momentum, opportunities and future trajectory on the occasion of 50th anniversary 👇 1/
Fairly new-found strategic closeness under the Coalition gov resulted in a strategic partnership.
"The 2 countries are increasingly aligned in their strategic outlook and both find each other supportive and, frankly, useful, for their own strategic goals."…
#Australia has been a reliable partner in providing assistance to #Vietnam's #UN #peacekeeping forces, and it has supported #infrastructure in the vulnerable #Mekong region or donating #vaccines during #Covid #pandemic...
@FinancialReview 3/…
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Does Sending “Peacekeepers” to #Ukraine Guarantee World War III?
#Orbán warns of secret #EU plan: peacekeepers for the front in Ukraine?…
#Peacekeepers, peacekeepers from the EU nations, are to be sent to the front lines. If that happens, World War III will draw closer,” warns Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a recent interview.
2- According to Viktor Orbán (59), the plan for sending tens of thousands of peacekeepers to the east of #Ukraine, which has already been discussed among the heads of state of the #EU nations, sounds sensible on the surface:
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(1.Just dark ages stuff in #Ireland.A Seanad motion to enshrine #neutrality in constitution(would then take a referendum).Completely driven by #domestic politics, populist ideology&myths that persist with no heed for genuine national #security interests.…
(2.Claim that"unique voice for peace and reconciliation throughout the world"is just empty self-praise,naval gazing.Nobody has any evidence for this,anywhere,show me evidence before making claim!Ireland*is known*as free-rider that should be doing for its own & #European security!
(3.All 5 Nordic countries will be NATO members soon. 4 of them have far stronger track record in peace diplomacy&international development than Ireland. What about developing world states carrying some of largest burdens for UN #peacekeeping these days? #Ireland not"unique"here.
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1/5 On #NationalPeacekeepersDay, it's important to confront the myth that #Canada is a #peacekeeping country - it's not. Canada is ranked #71 in world w only 54 soldiers wearing @UN blue helmets, according to @UNPeacekeeping statistics: ⬇️ 🧵 Image
2/ In 2015 @JustinTrudeau govt came to power promising more peacekeeping, but didn't. In 2017 govt also launched #ElsieInitiative to increase women in @UN #peaceoperations, but only 18 Canadian ♀️ are on #peacekeeping. #Canada doesn't do peacekeeping because it doesn't want to. Image
3/ So what countries are doing #peacekeeping & helping the @UN? Global south countries: #Bangladesh ranked #1 w over 6K peacekeepers, #Nepal, #India, #Ghana, #Senegal & #China is ranked #10.
How about the #US, the world's biggest, most well-funded military? What's its ranking❓🤔 Image
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@UN_MINUSMA's new mandate is due to be finalised tomorrow (29 June) by the UN Security Council. A short 🧵on what to expect and look out for:
1) The Mission's current two strategic priorities are likely to remain unchanged.
a) Support the implementation of Peace Agreement in northern #Mali
b) Support a Malian-led strategy to protect civilians, reduce intercommunal violence & reestablish state authority in the centre
2) The Council appears poised to support the SG's proposal for an internal review of MINUSMA. This will likely entail an analysis of the challenges hindering the implementation of the mandate, including the protection of civilians, and recommendations as to how to proceed.
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Via #vincenzotrasmissioni

Il Mondo è salvo.. #vincenzotrasmissioni non ha mai smesso di cercare antidoti💉 da più di un anno e mezzo!!
Non solo per le #noncorrelazioni
Via #vincenzotrasmissioni
I marines ucraini che difendono la città di Mariupol temono di rimanere senza munizioni ...
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#Russia has recognized two 8 year old #independence declarations and agreed to send #peacekeeping forces to two newly formed #Republics.

No #invasion has happened, unless you believe that #people of #Lugansk & #Donetsk are the property and slaves of #Ukraine Government.
I believe this article should also mention CANVAS, Juan Guido and the lovely Guarimbas;
and their "burning people alive festivities"
and if only in passing,
otherwise a very good read 👍…
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THREAD 1: PUTIN'S PREEMPT Of the 23 fundamental strategies of influence it's the Preempt that Putin is using to justify a #Ukraine invasion. One of four freezing plays, the Preempt steals what a rival owns, in this case the #peacekeeping role that Western allies claim. @webradius
THREAD 2: PUTIN'S PREEMPT. How do you counter a Preempt? See this link for details:… @MollyMcKew
THREAD 3: PUTIN'S PREEMPT. Here's Standard Guidance for countermeasures to the Preempt. @selectedwisdom
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#Miltwitter can be an echo chamber.

So if you are interested in #peacekeeping or the protection of civilians in conflict…

here’s a🧵 of 8 accounts I found useful to follow over the last year that will help prepare you for human security operations.
Who: @CivCenter
Centre for Civilians in Conflict

• reports
• analysis
• links to the wider protection of civilians community

Useful thread: how #COVID19 affected civilian protection activity around the world.
Who: @PDWilliamsGWU
Professor of international affairs, talking peace operations, Africa and the UN.

• Somalia analysis
• Ethiopia commentary
• UN peacekeeping activity

Useful thread: aims of, and comments on, the UN’s #SouthKorea Ministerial.
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1/ Next week, #SouthKorea🇰🇷 will (now virtually) host the 2021 @UNPeacekeeping🇺🇳 Ministerial meeting. The aims are to discuss key issues in #PeaceOperations + generate concrete pledges of assets & capabilities from 🇺🇳 Member States.…
2/ The pledging summits began in 2014 and have significantly increased the capabilities registered in the UN's🇺🇳 strategic force generation system: the #Peacekeeping Capabilities Readiness System…
3/ Ideally, the UN🇺🇳 wants it Member States to offer capabilities that are most in demand in its #PeaceOperations and to fill capability gaps in existing missions. Here's the pledging guide for the 2021 ministerial…
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What is the MOST dangerous call in policing? Join me tonight at 7pm, cst, as we discuss Police Officers as peace-keepers.

#CRJ201 #Peacekeepers #LESM
Good evening, all, tonight we will be discussing the role of police in #peacekeeping and #ordermaintenance

#CRJ201 #Peacekeepers #Chapter8
Let's jump right into the soup with a THINKING CHALLENGE:

Do you believe that Chicago Police Officers should be required to disclose their vaccination status?

#CRJ201 #Peacekeepers #Chapter8
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1/ What military options are available if you’ve got a nasty insurgency attacking parts of your country & citizens? If you're, say, #Mozambique🇲🇿, it turns out the menu of potential options is quite large. Of course, they might not work but here’s the menu as I see it...
2/ In no particular order. Option 1: #Mozambique🇲🇿 could handle its insurgency alone with its own national security forces.
3/ Option 2: #Mozambique🇲🇿 could supplement its national security forces with bilateral security force assistance #SFA programs from other states e.g. 🇺🇸🇫🇷🇵🇹 etc. Training, equipping, advising, maybe field mentoring etc.
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THREAD 21 of writing against the 🪖-coup is a thread in which I will look at what the so-called “international community” can/might/won’t do for the #CivilDisobedienceMovementMyanmar #WhatsHappeninglnMyanmar #March3Coup #RejectTheMilitary #UN #EU @UNHumanRights @coe @RapporteurUn Image
1. The calls for “action” are getting louder. And rightly so! From the moment 19-year old Mya Thwet Thwet Khine was shot, the police/military has continued committing the most serious crimes. To shoot, beat, and arrest peaceful protestors is against national and international law
2. Since #Feb28Coup the day of #MilkTeaAlliance protests we have seen an escalation in violence by the military which no longer targets protestors but bystanders. It is also clear that people are getting executed: shot in the head.Result is instant incapacitation and likely death
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What is the future of @UNPeacekeeping in the #COVID19 era? Following up on strong articles by @CedricdeConing, @NamieDiRazza, @DeSachenka, @AdamDayNYC, @CharlieKwame and others, I step up with @louise_riis to make some prognostications in two pieces @diisdk.

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The basic challenge of #COVID19 and #peacekeeping is that (i) the #pandemic may actually increase demand for @UN peacemaking, etc.; but (ii) reduce the available resources, @louise_riis and I argue in our first @diisdk piece [2/8].…
In simple terms, #COVID19 could reverse hard-won @UNPeacekeeping/@UNDPPA work in some fragile states, and weaken others, but @UN members will want to save $$$ [3/8]
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Over the last two week I have been in various meetings and conversations about about the effectiveness of @UNPeacekeeping, including most recently about #MINUSMA, and here are some ideas that I think are relevant for all UN #peaceoperations and #stabilization missions 🧵👇🏼
Note in this thread @UNPeacekeeping is a proxy for the full spectrum of UN peace operations, covering #SPMs & #peacekeeping operations #A4P #EPON 🧵👇🏼
1/17 In her book Power in Peacekeeping @HowardLise argues 14 peer-reviewed, quant studies find that, all else equal, peacekeeping save lives. She says it is one of the strongest findings in all of IR. Only the democratic peace enjoys such robust results
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@pdnetwork is pushing for a #peacekeeping mission in #Libya . I fear it’s mainly out of desperation to get Italy back in the country rather than a thought-out approach to the crisis. A couple of strategic considerations.
1. To get Tripoli and Haftar on board is not enough. Without the consent of every militia and internal opposition, it will turn into a counterinsurgency operation. Is the EU prepared to be associated with a massive military occupation?
2. It also means to cooperate with the GNA and other military actors. It will be hard to force them to not commit human rights violation, and the following fallout will be hard to manage. Is our public opinion ready for such difficult partners? Is Europe?
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1/ It's fair to say @UNPeacekeeping🇺🇳 is currently in a financial crisis caused largely but not solely by the 🇺🇸 Trump administration. Here's a thread explaining the state of play
2/ First a caveat: the numbers fluctuate regularly so what follows are just snapshots. @UNPeacekeeping & its troop- & police-contributing countries (T/PCCs) are reimbursed after the fact. Here's an explainer of how it works via @ipinstGO…
3/ When UN Member States don't pay their @UNPeacekeeping dues in full and on-time it hurts 1) T/PCCs; 2) mission effectiveness in the field; and 3) the reputation of the UN's🇺🇳 general effective system for financing #PeaceOperations.
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