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Dec 2, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
New bipartisan letter to China’s @AmbQinGang led by @SenDanSullivan & @SenJeffMerkley:

“We are following the current peaceful protests in China over your government’s policies very carefully. We are also closely watching the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) reaction to them…” “… In 1989, the Chinese Communist Party and People’s Liberation Army undertook a violent crackdown on peacefully protesting Chinese students, killing hundreds, if not thousands…”
Nov 16, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
New: The Biden-Xi meeting shows that U.S.-China relations will get worse, not better… by me @PostOpinions Despite Biden’s oft-repeated belief that “all foreign policy is personal,” there was no substantive progress made in the 3½-hour confab. That’s because the problems in the U.S.-China relationship are structural, not personal.…
Nov 10, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
"The struggle inside the GOP could have a massive impact on Ukraine’s fight for survival against Russia."…

@washingtonpost According to several lawmakers and senior congressional staffers, McCarthy and other GOP House leaders are already discussing how to alter the Ukraine aid package in the next Congress to respond to a wide array of concerns within their caucus.…
Oct 21, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
"Syrians and Ukrainians are teaming up to seek justice for Russia’s victims and force accountability on Russian war criminals — and Putin is at the top of their list."…

by me @PostOpinions

#Syria #Ukraine #Russia #Putin #WarCrimes @PostOpinions Nobel Peace Prize winner @avalaina: “Russia tries to break people’s resistance and occupy their country using the tool of immense pain on civilians... We document this pain. In parallel, we are searching for a complex strategy of justice..." @ccl_ua…
Sep 14, 2022 6 tweets 5 min read
New: The China-Russia alliance is pushing Ukraine toward Taiwan… by me @PostOpinions #China #Russia #Ukraine #Taiwan Ukrainian MP @ChairOlek: “I view China as an ally of Russia, an ally of the enemy. They are not neutral... They are working in support of Russia."…

Sep 1, 2022 8 tweets 5 min read
New: The U.N. finally calls out China’s atrocities. So where’s U.S. action?… by me @PostOpinions @PostOpinions The damning findings are shocking — but they should come as no surprise, considering the world has known about these abuses for years. So why isn’t the U.S. government doing more to stop them?…
Aug 2, 2022 9 tweets 4 min read
New: The real crisis over Taiwan will start after Pelosi comes home… by me @PostOpinions #Pelosi #Taiwan #China "The larger impact of Pelosi’s visit will play out after she goes home, over weeks, months and years."

"The pace and intensity of U.S.-China competition are set to go up, changing the relationship forever, with Taiwan caught squarely in the middle."…
Jul 31, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
This is the current location of #SPAR19, the US Air Force plane that took off from Honolulu last night. It may carry Pelosi and her delegation. Seems like it’s headed for Singapore but also could be Taiwan. Image #SPAR19, the USAF plane that may hold the Pelosi delegation, has left Guam (after refueling presumably) and is headed west. Still unclear if it’s headed towards Singapore or #Taiwan. Image
Jul 3, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Why is the TikTok executive on @ReliableSources telling @brianstelter all the videos Americans see are made in the US when, as Brian said, that’s obviously not true. If TikTok is trying to build trust, it’s failing. He also keeps claiming the “national security experts” and “the CIA during the Trump administration” said the data TikTok collects is not of national security importance. This is the spin? Awfully weak and transparently incorrect spin from TikTok.
Jun 21, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
#Breaking: At the naming ceremony just now, Dave Chappelle announced he is not placing his name on the Duke Ellington High School theater after all and instead he decided it shall be called the Theater for Artistic Freedom and Expression. Chappelle rejected the criticism from students of his special The Closer, saying they didn't know him and were just repeating someone else's agenda:

“These kids didn’t understand that they were instruments of oppression.”
Jun 11, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
.@SecDef Austin: “We’re seeing growing coercion from Beijing. We’ve witnessed a steady increase in provocative and destabilizing military activity near Taiwan. That includes PLA aircraft flying near Taiwan in record numbers in recent months—and on a nearly daily basis.” #sld22 .@SecDef Austin: “We do not seek confrontation or conflict. And we do not seek a new Cold War, an Asian NATO, or a region split into hostile blocs.” #sld22 @IISS_org
Jun 2, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
The Cold War taught us that exploiting brain drain is a smart and righteous strategy. But now, some in the GOP have forgotten that lesson.

My new column @PostOpinions… @PostOpinions The US risks blowing its greatest opportunity since the Cold War to bolster our competitiveness at the expense of our adversaries, because some Republicans are more dedicated to thwarting immigration than competing with Russia and China.…
May 29, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
New: How the U.N. became a tool of China’s genocide denial propaganda… by me @PostOpinions Before Bachelet made her long-awaited tip to China last week, the Biden administration and the human rights community urged her not to let Beijing turn the visit into a propaganda win for the CCP. But Bachelet ignored those warnings...…
May 5, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
.@Liz_Cheney at @freedomhouse: “The United States must realize that Putin must be defeated in Ukraine. If he isn’t defeated in Ukraine, we will have to fight him and defeat him somewhere else.” .@RepLizCheney: “If you listen to what the Chinese Communist Party says about American democracy, it’s the same thing Donald Trump says about democracy.” @freedomhouse
Apr 8, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
"Israel’s balancing act of maintaining its ties to Russia while offering only tepid support for Ukraine is becoming morally and strategically untenable."…

My latest column @PostOpinions .@NatanSharansky told me Israel should do more to help Ukraine:

“Zelensky is right when saying that this is not just a struggle for the Ukrainians, but a struggle for the entire free world... We have to do everything that we can to help them.”…
Mar 31, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Two weeks have passed since SecDef Austin traveled to Slovakia and discussed transferring that country’s most advanced air defense system to Ukraine. But there’s no visible progress. Congress is losing patience and Ukrainians are losing their lives.… .@RepMikeRogersAL: "Slovakia has offered S-300s, which are desperately needed in Ukraine. But all they’ve asked from us is to backfill... Why is it taking two weeks?”…

Mar 18, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
Putin’s war on Ukraine is coming soon to Odessa, which is in desperate need of weapons and humanitarian aid. The international community isn’t focused enough on this crucial battle — and the window of opportunity is closing.… Odessa Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov told me Russia is planning an amphibious invasion they don't have enough mines or anti-ship weapons.

“We need so many things, I don’t know where to start...We appreciate your help in preventing a humanitarian catastrophe.”…
Mar 13, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
.@JakeSullivan46 to @DanaBashCNN: "We believe that China was in fact was aware before the invasion took place that Putin was planning something..." @CNNSotu @JakeSullivan46 @DanaBashCNN @CNNSotu .@jakesullivan46: "We are communicating directly, privately to Beijing that there will absolutely be consequences for large scale sanctions evasion efforts or support to Russia to backfill that." @danabashcnn @cnnsotu
Mar 11, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Time to send large unmanned aircraft with humanitarian aid to Ukrainian cities under siege. Worst case scenario is some food and medicine falls into the wrong hands while many innocent lives are saved. There are drones being used all over the world for package delivery, disaster relief, offshore resupply, etc. Why not to help Ukrainians? If you are bending over backwards to convince yourself I was suggesting cargo planes flown by robots, you have too much time on your hands.
Mar 11, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
"The Chinese government has attempted to portray itself as a neutral player or even a potential key to solving the crisis. In reality, Chinese President Xi Jinping is acting as Putin’s co-conspirator."… Pundits and officials have seized upon Beijing’s rhetoric to convince themselves that China must be deeply conflicted about Ukraine, or that China could be persuaded to help pressure Putin...…
Mar 8, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
New: The Syrian White Helmets are ready to help Ukrainians save civilians from Russian attacks… by me @PostOpinions @SyriaCivilDef #StandWithUkraine “We are here to help our Ukrainian brothers and sisters in any way we can,” @RaedAlSaleh3, the leader of @SyriaCivilDef, told me. “The Ukrainians are facing the most ferocious, unethical, criminal killing machine that exists in the world today.”…