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Since rain was playing the spoilsport today, we could not visit thein attractions in Ninh Binh, #Vietnam. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as we ended up visiting the sprawling Bai Dinh pagoda complex. It is interesting on many counts. Image
Buddhists in Vietnam belong to Mahayana sect. Therefore, depiction of buddha's face is closer to that from Mathura school unlike that from Theravada sect, followed by Tibbetans, Laddakhis etc Image
The tall pagoda in the complex was built by Indians and has descriptions of Buddha, his life story in Sanskrit (I can already see political Neo Buddhists frothing over). The guide (a Buddhist herself) was in awe that we could read it and expressed her high regard for devbhasha Image
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Now out with @PrincetonUPress!

“From Development to Democracy: The Transformations of Modern Asia,” written with @JosephWongUT.

What do we argue? And how do we try to offer new thinking on #development and #democracy in East and Southeast #Asia?

A 📘🧵! 1/21
@PrincetonUPress @JosephWongUT It might help to start by noting that the book’s working title was always “Democracy through Strength,” until the very last minute.

That’s our main argument, and it’s still the title of our theory chapter. 2/21
@PrincetonUPress @JosephWongUT Most simply put, democracy hasn’t arisen in the region we call “developmental Asia” because weak dictatorships COLLAPSED, but because strong dictatorships CONCEDED. 3/21
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The Army International Games -ARMI-2022 has started today

The geography of the games is quite extensive. 38 countries are participating, 12 states will host the games at their training grounds.
For the first time, the competitions will be held in #SaudiArabia and #Venezuela

In total, there will be 34 competitions, where more than 5,000 military personnel will compete in field, air and sea training. /2
Kazakhstan’s military will take part in seven competitions. Moreover, three of them will be held on the territory of our country, and four – abroad.
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There is a fundamental mistake made by the makers of #LalSinghChaddha
The original film #ForrestGump is on background of the anti war protests of Vietnam where USA was an aggressor.
So, #ForrestGump is basically a film where the US army is shown as being in the wrong.
That’s because #Vietnam history is known the world over.
BUT, in contrast, #LalSinghChaddha is based in India, in India, the #IndianArmy is always seen as a HERO.. not an aggressor!
+That fundamental mistake is (possibly) present in the script of #LalSinghChaddha
Now question arises “Who sees the Indian army in a different manner in India”
Answer: Communists and the Left..
That I think will be the major sinking issue for the film..
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This thread has very revealing data showing that mRNA-vaccinations create majority of the covid cases. Largest covid waves come always after the booster rounds. Not before. AFTER.

🧵 2/51

Isn't it weird coincidence that the EU suffered the most largest covid wave right after the boosting started?

Ofcourse this can be coincidence but with
what possibility the very same thing happened also in every EU memeber country? Keep reading...

#EU #COVID Image
🧵3/51 - Norway.

#Norway #COVID19 #CovidVaccine #Facts Image
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#EricLevy has passed on at the age of 94. A Maoist communist, supporter of black liberation, former member of Black Unity & Freedom Party. We met him March 2020, he knew #ClaudiaJones personally and talks about her support for Mao here. #Vietnam #Korea #Mao #Stalin #Kruschev
Here #EricLecy continues to talk about his former comrade #ClaudiaJones and her comradeship with #PaulRobeson, Eric explains the meaning of the ‘African spiritual’ songs of Paul Robeson and Robeson’s attitude towards the USSR.
#EricLevy continues to talk about #PaulRobeson here, emphasising the importance of his songs and encouraging young people to listen carefully to the meaning of his songs. He explains after the Second World War there was a the turn to repression of McCarthyism.
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-Balancing act against #CCP
-#Quad already has #India #Japan #Australia #USA
-5th missing link is #SouthKorea
-Notice how these 5 nations can take on #China in a certain future war, militarily & economically
-That’s the reason Japan & SK being urged to overcome their differences IISS
-Now look at the troops balance
-#India #Japan #SouthKorea encircle #China with external help from #USA & #Australia
-Even #Vietnam & #Indonesia could be good partners
-On the other hand we have #Pakistan #NorthKorea who could lean towards China

@LevinaNeythiri IISS
-Conventionally powered sub force of #Quad+ nations also confirm similar balance
-However if #India has to lead from front then #IndianNavy need to do much more
-As of today pace of capacity & capability building of #Indian submarine arm isn’t optimal

@subnut @indiannavy IISS
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1/ #MarkTwain once said "History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes". Today, I will talk about a conflict that strongly rhymes to the Russian invasion of #Ukraine. The Sino-Vietnamese War. The amount of similarities between both conflicts deserve our attention.
2/ Understanding the #Sino-#Vietnamese #War will help us understand the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Furthermore, this may be a key to help us understand the position of the Vietnamese population. Note how the Vietnamese government has been particularly cold on their neutrality.
3/ The Sino-Vietnamese War is part of a complicated mess involving #Vietnam, #China, and #Cambodia. It started in February 1979 and ended 27 days later with a full withdrawal of Chinese forces. It is possible to argue that Vietnam won, even if China argues otherwise.
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Thread: 6 July 2022: Day 133 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Russia continues to consolidate in Lyschyansk and the broader Luhansk Oblast, and is moving troops to the Izyum front, though the Russians have only advanced about three miles toward Izyum in the last week. Russia is still ten miles from Slovyansk.
#Russia: in Cherepovets, Vologda Oblast, a woman wrote appeals for peace in the snow with paint, including the Sixth Commandment from the Bible. This was 18 March. Sentenced under the "discrediting" the Army law, she appealed on free speech grounds, which have now been rejected.
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What people don't understand about military political operations & weapons support.Simply destroying the adversary army, conducting regime change, killing the leadership & installing a puppet, as well as even creating an army to support your new regime. WONT WORK. IS NOT ENOUGH/1 Image
Because we have seen the #Americans do this
MANY TIMES. And it does not work. #Vietnam for 15 years & tens of billions invested to prop up a failed govt. In #Iraq, destroyed #Saddam's army, installed the puppet government, trained a new army were there for nearly 20 years /2 Image
the #US have disbanded the republican guard, the military, rearmed the #Iraqis with #US weapons.The #CIA had infiltrated and cleansed the politicians. They invested billions of dollars...And guess what...It all belongs to #Iran now...Another example, #Afghanistan, #USA goes in/3 Image
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The photo that changed the world: 50 years ago @nickut captured Kim Phuc & other children fleeing an incendiary weapons attack in #Vietnam… The United States air force had dropped 4 napalm bombs on a village where civilians were sheltering @hrw #CCWUN
@nickut @hrw @Harvard_ACCPI @UN_Disarmament @DisarmamentIRL @kim_foundation Public revulsion over the suffering of napalm victim Kim Phuc & other civilians in #Vietnam increased pressure on the US to stop the war, as @nickut explains in @washingtonpost… That happened less than 3 years later with the fall of Saigon.
Public outrage at civilian suffering from US napalm use in Vietnam led to stronger rules protecting civilians in warfare. In 1981 governments adopted new international law prohibiting aerial incendiary weapons attacks in civilian areas… #CCWUN Protocol III
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Seberapa kuat indonesia sbg sebuah negara utk pertahankan kepentingan nasionalnya? #jakartaeprix #formulaejakarta #indonesia
Setiap pemimpin #Indonesia belajar satu hal dari presiden pertama kita #Soekarno: jangan bertentangan dengan kepentingan #Amerika. Turutin aja kalo gak mau di-soekarno-kan
Konsesi atas kepentingan Amerika di era Soeharto, ndak usah kita bahas saking banyaknya
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On #defence and #security policy choices in the #IndoPacific :
I recently produced research assessing how 12 nations are aligning, looking at defence spending, arms imports, military exercises, intel sharing, and force presence agreements.

Who balances against #China?
Looking at trends in the values of stocks of imported #armaments, #Vietnam and #Indonesia seem clearly to be balancing against #China, whereas #Malaysia drops off strongly, suggesting #bandwagoning. Singapore stable.
A statistical analysis on trends in stocks of imported armaments shows most countries with a break (a change) around the year 2014 - this is consistent with threat perceptions towards #China going up around 2012.
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Fact: there are #BiosphereReserves in 131 countries 🌎

Each take a holistic approach towards ecosystem conservation & promote a full reconciliation with the living world through sustainable livelihoods & research.

A thread on @UNESCO_MAB's work #ForNature ⬇️

🤝 When places reconcile conservation with #SustainableDevelopment & research, @UNESCO designates them as #BiosphereReserves.

As of 2022, these amazing places are allowing 250 million people to learn and thrive on sustainable solutions! #ForNature

The Tsimane have always guarded the Beni #BiosphereReserve in Bolivia.

To create a sustainable economic activity and restore ecosystems, the Amazon programme - supported by @LVMH - is helping them build a greenhouse & providing native seeds.
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This is going to be a long thread.🧵 #Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost released BCI case files from an officer-involved shooting last year in #Parma. He touted “full transparency” from the @OhioAG’s office. @DaveYostOH redacted names of 3 #SWAT officers who fired their weapons.
In June 2021, Kevin Giesel was shot & killed by officers from the Southwest Enforcement Bureau (SEB) #SWAT team during a 10-hour standoff at his house in #Parma. Giesel was a 64-year-old #Vietnam #veteran. He got into a shootout with #police officers.…
To be clear, I am in no way questioning why officers used deadly force or why a grand jury declined to indict the #police officers. I’m questioning the @OhioAG’s lack of transparency at a time when confidence in law enforcement is at an all-time low both in #Ohio & nationwide.
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 64) - Un día más, damos inicio a nuestro #hilo 🧵 diario sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania.

🟥 Durante la noche las tropas rusas han seguido avanzando dirección S por el saliente de #Izyum y por la zona de #Oskil, así como dirección O hacia #Liman. Image
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 64) - Desde el embalse de #Oskil habrían avanzado hasta las puertas de la villa de #Oleksandrivka, desde donde podrían amenazar #Limán por el NO, mientras que los ucranianos podrían verse favorecidos por el terreno boscoso para dar contragolpes. Image
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 64) - En la zona de #Liman, la más interesante ahora mismo, Rusia tratarían de avanzar por las zona de flechas rojas, cerrando la bolsa ucraniana al norte de esta localidad. Ucrania parece estar retirándose de forma ordenada por ahora. Image
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#KeinVergessen: Wir gedenken des 29-Jährigen vietnamesischen Vertragsarbeiters Nguyễn Văn Tú, der heute vor 30 Jahren von einem 21-Jährigen Rechtsextremen in Berlin-Marzahn vor den Augen vieler Passant:innen ermordet wurde.

#SayTheirNames 1/9
Zuvor kam es zu einem Angriff deutscher Jugendlicher auf Vietnames:innen, die vor einem Supermarkt Verkaufsstände betrieben. Der 29-jährige Nguyễn Văn Tú stellte die Angreifer zur Rede – und wurde vom 21-jährigen Täter unvermittelt mit einem Butterflymesser attackiert. 2/9
Nguyễn Văn Tú kam im Jahr 1987 als Vertragsarbeiter in die #DDR und arbeitete zunächst im Gummikombinat im thüringischen Waltershausen.
Einen Großteil seiner Einkünfte schickte er an seine Eltern und Geschwister in #Vietnam. 3/9
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#OmicronUpdates #NewLineagesAlert

BA.1.22 -Prevalent in #Peru
BA.2.17 - #Vietnam and others
BA.2.18 - #UK/#Ireland
BA.2.19 -#Germany
XU - BA.1*/BA.2 recombinant - #Japan/#Canada/#India

(BA -alias of B.1.1.529)

#PANGO issues: #520, #522, #528, #529, #535
These are new PANGO designations

Key mutations:

BA.2.17 - ORF3a:D173Y
BA.2.18 - S:K417T
BA.2.19 - ORF1a:T333M

more to follow ..... will update key mutational differences and transmission advantage (if any)

Other designations are in 🧵:
#OmicronUpdates #NewLineagesAlert

BA.2.22 prevalent in #UnitedKingdom
BA.2.21 prevalent in #USA/#Canada
BA.2.20 prevalent in #Canada

(BA alias of B.1.1.529)

PANGO issues: #547 #562 #544
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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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Dispatch from the Catplomatic Mission to the @UN:

1. Demand #SuspendRussiafromHRC as the UN is voting on it today.

2. Tweet to at least one human mission to the UN with the above hashtag. Here is a list of all of them on Twitter:…

t. #LoveYouStepan
@UN Last month 141 out of 193 countries in UN voted to stop the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Countries that voted against were: #Belarus, #Eritrea, North Korea, #Syria and ofc #Russia. The countries that abstained from voting were: #Algeria, #Angola, #Armenia, #Bangladesh (1/3)
#Bolivia, #Burundi, Central African Republic, #China, #Congo, #Cuba, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, #India, #Iran, #Iraq, #Kazakhstan, #Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, #Madagascar, #Mali, #Mongolia, #Mozambique, #Namibia, #Nicaragua, #Pakistan, #Senegal (2/3)
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What I do not get is how the #Left, usually #AntiWar, is supporting #Ukrainian case and war efforts.
In #IraqWar the left played important role yet little was achieved.

The #WarInDonbas was a miss.

The Saudi Arabian–led intervention in #Yemen was totally ignored.

The #Palestine issue keeps going yet not many protests get publicity.

The Russo-Ukrainian conflict/war?
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...First protests were massive. Now?

Two issues:

- The #AntiWar movement demands stop of military operations by RU forces.

- Not many voices speak for stopping all use of military force.

What happened to #Peace #Movements?
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What is Asia buying from #Russia🇷🇺?

Reactions towards 🇷🇺’s WAR against #Ukraine🇺🇦🌻 have been mixed in the #AsiaPacific.

#Japan🇯🇵, #SouthKorea🇰🇷, #Singapore🇸🇬 & #Taiwan🇹🇼 have joined in the Western-led sanctions effort.

But the two global giants, #India🇮🇳 and #China🇨🇳 have refused to condemn 🇷🇺.

Asia is geographically far away from the conflict and suffering less economic turbulence than Europe, which has complex economic links to 🇷🇺 and is heavily reliant on its energy & raw materials. 2/
Some Asian countries, like #India🇮🇳, even benefit from the WAR🇷🇺 economically as it goes on buying crude oil🇷🇺 at discounted prices. India has also refused to condemn Russia – its biggest supplier of arms – and is still keeping trade ties intact.
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New #PANGO designations - BA.2.*

BA.2.4Alias of B.1.1.529.2.4, #Singapore lineage

BA.2.5Alias of B.1.1.529.2.5, lineage in #Portugal and other countries

BA.2.6Alias of B.1.1.529.2.6, lineage in #France and other countries

BA.2.7Alias of B.1.1.529.2.7, #USA lineage ImageImage
These are new designations - branching from the BA.2 subvariant

more to follow ..... will update key mutational differences and transmission advantage (if any)
BA.2.4 (aka B.1.1.529.2.4) | prevalent in Singapore

Key mutation: ORF6:M58K

COV-spectrum predicts a growth advantage of 14% over BA.2 and 46% over BA.1.1 in #Singapore

BA.2 and BA.1.1 are currently the dominant lineages in circulation in Singapore Image
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Thread: 23 March 2022: Day 28 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Poland is throwing out nearly fifty #Russian spies operating under diplomatic cover at the Embassy
"The evidence of Putin's chosen path was never concealed"
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