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Meanwhile the Ukraine/Russia conflict is really about contemporary issues not historical ones — Ukrainians want to join their richer neighbors on the road to prosperity by integrating with the European Union. slowboring.com/p/invading-ukr…
Putin wants a pro-Russian government in Ukraine — and it’s very normal for countries to want friendly neighbors, but he defines “pro-Russian” as precluding a close trading relationship with the EU. That was the proximate cause of the last pro-Russian government’s collapse.
I am favorably disposed toward mandatory vaccination, but the way cities have implemented it for Covid (as opposed to traditional school vaccine requirements) has annoyingly large administrative burdens. https://t.co/uBSnRN55W0
New York City has a plan to phase out the vaccine mandate in the coming weeks, Mayor Eric Adams says, at which point Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving would be cleared for home games. Spokesperson adds that current rules remain in place.
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Yep. India's de facto alliance with Russia is the only thing keeping the world from lining up neatly into two blocs. If that partnership comes under strain, it's the last step in a global realignment.
Seems like the Allied world (Europe + US + India + Japan) is in a new Cold War conflict with a new Axis (China + Russia + NK). We should go all out and offer visas to as many talented people under totalitarian regimes as we can. https://t.co/mJyCAAygU4
Arpit Gupta @arpitrage
The US intelligence community has performed well
Remember: US intel officials had it right on Dec 3rd. To much eye-rolling, they warned @washingtonpost that Russia would gather 100 BTGs & 1750,000 personnel. They were right (in fact numbers are higher). They also predicted a "a multi-front offensive". https://t.co/LcpROkxBZa
Shashank Joshi @shashj