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Feb 24, 2023 8 tweets 4 min read
🚨 #BREAKING: China has released a 12-point plan for a ceasefire on the 1 year anniversary of the #UkraineRussianWar.

China is keen to protect its strategic and economic interests, while also promoting itself as a neutral, responsible global leader.

Check out this thread 🧵 Point 2 - note how they emphasis respecting Russias security assurances - ie over nato.
Feb 23, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read… How do Russians view nuclear weapons? Check out one view here:
Oct 11, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
Europe’s (EU) Head of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, @JosepBorrellF gave a keynote speech to EU Ambassadors Conference on his vision for the continent.

Here are some of the main points he raised 🧵 ⬇️ Firstly, @JosepBorrellF distinguishes between the ‘what’ and the ‘how’.

He emphasises that we are in a ‘world of radical uncertainty’ and that Europe must accept this and adapt, while prioritising ‘flexibility and resilience.
Oct 10, 2022 18 tweets 7 min read
Can #russia actually be removed or, at least, suspended from the #UNSC?

Short answer: no.

Longer answer : it’s complicated (shockingly).🧵 ⬇️ 1. Firstly but crucially, the inability to suspend/remove any member underlines a bigger, structural issue:

That the #UNSC is grossly outdated and doesn’t reflect the modern balance of power.
Feb 28, 2022 8 tweets 11 min read
This thread contains a set of #resources to #donate/support #Ukraine. Please add or retweet it 🧵

Tw 1: #Charities to donate
Tw 2: #Crypto/NFT options
Tw 3: # for support/#solidarity
Tw 4: Key distinctions/terms
Tw 5: # for #refugees

#StandingWithUkraine #SupportUKraine#Charities:

1. @razomforukraine: comprehensive support
2. @savelifeua: military support
3. @UnitedHelpUA: food/medical supplies
4. @RedCrossUkraine: infrastructure repairs
5. Army SOS: military support
6. Revived Soldiers Ukraine: medical rehab
7. @caritasukraine: clothing help