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Richard Gowan
New senior fellow , focusing on UNSC etc., also fellowing & + column . Views my own.
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Danny Crichton 3h
“It is ironic that President Trump is actually accelerating China’s gains at the U.N. as he attempts to undercut multilateralism” Great analysis of the surge of China at the UN
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Liechtenstein Initiative 2h
Thanks for the coverage by , with quotes from our chair of and reference to the work of and . The Commission is working to leverage the power of the whole to .
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Richard Gowan 2h
Replying to @stinson @UNUCPR
On this specific SC/veto point, check out my parallel piece on where I actually argue the most interesting thing about China is its willingness to work through (not block) UNSC. Thanks for thoughtful comments:
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Richard Gowan 2h
Replying to @RichardGowan1
...what has been notable in last 18 months is intensification of this trend, and other UN members judge it as (i) big; (ii) linked to Trump; and (iii) the foundations for more substantive stuff later. I was skeptical at start but think this a pivotal period in China-UN relations.
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Richard Gowan 2h
Critical, but reasonable, response to my piece on 's rise at the . Right to say that China's rise inevitable and (as I say myself) often mainly about symbolism at , etc., at the moment. But... (1/2)
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Lisa Sharland 3h
Latest from 'China Fills a Trump-Sized Vacuum at the U.N.' via
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james gibney 9h
Replying to @jamesgibney
Come for the analysis; stay for the prescriptions: "There is no one-shot solution to the divisions affecting the Security Council today. If P5 relations do improve, it is likely be through gradual confidence-building." He lays out Rx's at end:
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Richard Gowan 5h
I agree with this. So, as I argue , maybe that means should focus more on managing big power tensions (which are not minor) and leave , , etc. to other parts of :
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Alexandra Cq 5h
What an exciting day! Today we helped launch the during thank you to everyone who made this happen, in particular
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Ted Piccone 5h
Glad to see that 's growing ambitions at is getting more attention. Looking forward to talking to about it tomorrow morning.
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Richard Gowan 5h
You are talking with ? (I suspect not, but that would be amazing.)
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Richard Gowan 5h
OK, this answers the "will be nasty or nice to at ?" question. So now we can just focus on "how nasty will he be to ?"
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Richard Gowan 7h
I tell of that President can "play like a fiddle":
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james gibney 7h
Today’s recrudescence of geopolitical competition threatens to turn back the clock. Last year saw the greatest number of vetoes in the Security Council since 1989, mostly over Syria.
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Richard Gowan 7h
Which was running so high previously...
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UN University Centre for Policy Research 10h
A big launch for us today at with - the Knowledge Platform - now live. . Watch event live on UN :
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Julia Blocher 7h
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Nahla Valji 7h
New analysis of gender parity strategy for the UN one year on - notes unprecedented action has led to halve the gender gap at the senior level, putting well ahead of the target of 2021 - and likely to reach it next year
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Paul D Williams 7h
"Action for : Will Political Consensus Lead to Change in Practice?" By Jake Sherman
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Simon Adams 8h
Monday of is upon us. Between bilats I'm reading 's latest offering on big power politics, mass atrocities and the UNSC.
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