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Abraham M. Denmark
Author, US Strategy in the Asian Century | Think Tanker and Adjunct Associate Professor | Former DASD/EA | Not Actually Danish | Tweeting in a Personal Capacity
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Eric Sayers 3h
Good signal. They actually have better indigenous ASM/CDCMs than we do! They also have Harpoon. I think the gap here will be the Boeing launcher system that lets you utilize Harpoon inventory and network the missiles together.
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Vipin Narang 20h
If only we had a plan of action, something joint and comprehensive perhaps...
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Abraham M. Denmark 19h
Some great points here from ⁦⁩ - “the debate on US-China needs more ‘China’—not a crude and blurred caricature but a sharp and realistic portrait of America’s most formidable competitor.”
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Abraham M. Denmark 22h
What comes next? Will the US try to roll this back or just move on and impose costs? Can the US build a coalition to sanction the PRC? Will Trump invoke the Magnitsky Act and other sanctions? Will Beijing cite this as US acceptance of a fait accompli?
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Abraham M. Denmark May 27
Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is justifiably concerned that Beijing will come for Taiwan if it can successfully undermines Hong Kong's autonomy.
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Abraham M. Denmark May 26
Congrats!!
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Abraham M. Denmark May 26
Great explainer in the by colleague Michael Davis on the implications of China's new national security law on Hong Kong's autonomy.
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Richard Fontaine May 25
Amid the debate over the US entering a "new cold war" with China, it's worth remembering that Beijing has agency here. The tenor of relations isn't exclusively ours to choose. Chinese choices, behavior and intentions matter, and the signs aren't terribly encouraging.
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Abraham M. Denmark May 25
"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion, that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."
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Rush Doshi May 24
China’s messaging on the National Security Law is preposterous. The PRC can’t credibly say “it’ll be applied narrowly” when its own propaganda organs are screaming the quiet part out loud and threatening to use the law against HK private citizens & free media.
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Vipin Narang May 24
I have no idea what “new policies for further increasing the nuclear war deterrence of the country and putting the strategic armed forces on a high alert operation” means, but I know it doesn’t mean “denuclearization of North Korea as agreed to by Chairman Kim at Singapore.” 😉
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Abraham M. Denmark May 24
Replying to @AbeDenmark
One of those we’ve lost to COVID-19 is Rabbi “Romi” Cohn. He lost 5 family members in the Holocaust, saved 56 families, and joined the partisans at 15. Came to the US and built an incredible life. May his memory be a blessing.
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Abraham M. Denmark May 24
Thank you . “None were mere numbers.”
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Sheena Greitens May 23
Kim Jong Un reappears to chair an “enlarged meeting” of the CMC. Themes: reorganization within mil-sec apparatus; strengthening party leadership (suggests maybe this was in doubt?). Oh, and new policies for “further increasing the nuclear war deterrence....” 👀
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Abraham M. Denmark May 24
Secretary Pompeo’s threat to Australia is shortsighted and counterproductive. The US should stand with its allies & partners, and help them push back against Chinese coercion.
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Bonnie Glaser / 葛來儀 May 22
Replying to @QiZHAI @niubi
But not the first time China has signaled concern about Taiwan by not using the word "peaceful" before "reunification." Defense White Papers in 2006 and 2008 did not use that phrase--that was during the Chen Shui-bian era.
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Abraham M. Denmark May 23
Great thread on the China-India border incident, from the guy who literally wrote the (excellent) book on Chinese territorial disputes.
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Abraham M. Denmark May 23
Just an escalating militarized border dispute between two nuclear-armed rivals. What could go wrong?
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Abraham M. Denmark May 22
Yesterday I predicted the Trump administration’s next step after withdrawing from Open Skies would be to resume nuclear testing, and here we are. With almost 100k Americans dead, 30M unemployed, & the deficit at record levels, how is starting a nuclear arms race in US interests?
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Abraham M. Denmark May 22
But this distracts from the point of my original tweet. China’s nuclear program is orders of magnitude smaller than that of the US, and we don’t have a strategy to bankrupt them with an arms race (if that’s even possible), so “outspending them into oblivion” is nonsensical.
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