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NatSec. China. Tech. Ex Supra series author. You know who I am.

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Joined Twitter 6/28/16


It's summer intern application season, so a few bits of advice for those applying to research positions at think tanks. A short thread. 1/n
Retweeted by Tony StarkAll the Bernie bro antics against Bloomberg for months and it took Warren 2 minutes to destroy him.
Retweeted by Tony StarkI still don't have my Real ID because of how needlessly opaque and time-consuming the state of NJ makes it out to b… https://t.co/6ZZXZXSL9LBecause I'm pretty sure Wall Street's whole approach to China investment is "well everybody's doing it."Bill's question here immediately made me think of the lead up to the Great Recession. If you have to ask questions… https://t.co/fl2aD0IPieI once turned in a sentence in my Farsi class which translated as "I have 99 difficulties, but a lewd woman is not… https://t.co/VTrbx5N2lU
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2/20
2020
We literally did that. https://t.co/wu45nYZzhM @ZaknafienDC @RPG_volley That map is bullshit. It has Russia as "mixed." And even then, more than half is not "universal"They may not be personalities but several of these are ways of life, and at least one is hoarding professionalized. https://t.co/c1DtADTphCThe West Wing still holds a place in my heart but my god that guy was absolutely never qualified to be POTUS.2020 Plot twist: Bernie Sanders is Jed Bartlett https://t.co/CdECI9Ab6RThis is extreme "Hat Guy from XKCD" energyOne of these days I'm gonna post a Venmo account and use it as an elaborate scheme to convince someone they've won… https://t.co/ef4uiAYVov @RPG_volley That's what that mission accomplished banner was for, right? @RPG_volley I cant tell if you're being sarcastic. So all of those countries that aren't democratic are...? @ZaknafienDC Ok dude I'm trying to be nice. My whole lesson here is sometimes you gotta take your ball and go home.… https://t.co/ri0muJqUPl @ZaknafienDC Any sort of academic work builds on what came before just as humanity itself does. There will always b… https://t.co/dBynpEOQX6 @ZaknafienDC Look man, I'm gonna have a little army leader moment here because I'm really trying not to live off ha… https://t.co/1VuCCr7lE7 @ZaknafienDC Why do you insist on repackaging every single person's work and trying to make it shiny...and then try… https://t.co/kLD3jCAmRr @G130J Oh were you here for last week? Or what felt like last week when he tried to say IR is only 400 years old. @ZaknafienDC THAT IS LITERALLY IN MY WORK AND EVERYTHING I SAY IN ALL OF MY TWEETS ON CHINA. I HAVE SAID THAT HUNDR… https://t.co/yK16xCIifoHey guys whose website is this that tells "the story of the Sino-American competition" I guess I should ask them ab… https://t.co/GSCOYDI80zYeah arrest me I have a bias towards freedom. https://t.co/RVFJ6GQFC0https://t.co/yj2xrtDEpYYes. Yes that's right. I underestimate the scope of the Sino-American competition. Me. It's literally my life'… https://t.co/kW0RE0MNwkThe whole point is that powers like China and Russia are rolling those "norms" back. Moreover, they were never univ… https://t.co/xwVtUs5Dq1 @ZaknafienDC Holy fuck no they're not. At its core, humanity still struggles over fairly basic needs and sins, even… https://t.co/xqWZGHwIpq @ZaknafienDC If you listened to what China hawks and experts talk about, and what we blare on and on about, is that… https://t.co/XPK2mMmOCd @ZaknafienDC Yeah man you lost me. Pretty sure being for democracy and human right and the rule of law is pretty bi… https://t.co/aERUd8OvD5 @ZaknafienDC That worked pretty well against the Soviets...Nazis...etc. The idea that the people get to choose what… https://t.co/f9Z89phNKXCan’t wait until former Wall Street reporter in china, now deputy national security advisor, matt pottinger sees th… https://t.co/wfMzS7YrPM
Retweeted by Tony StarkIt's fun and easy to make conjectures like "nobody knows what we're for" but post-2017 we actually have the first c… https://t.co/dmuG9wOukxActually a lot of us do. The New China Lobby isn't just a bunch of generalist hawks. I wrote a whole article about… https://t.co/qlT9e7hi8vLike maybe PNG every CCP propagandist in the US https://t.co/JtsuFJhy4p"China has not outright expelled a foreign correspondent since 1998" It's not the reason given by China, but worth… https://t.co/ooeRfXLXdu
Retweeted by Tony StarkI did not agree with the 2019 "US-Philippines alliance is in crisis" furor, but I think this piece from… https://t.co/SBrW2SzODy
Retweeted by Tony Stark @oneminutecall https://t.co/SEG5ut8ONdSir using the right nomenclature for Jersey's most delicious breakfast meat. It is now doctrine. https://t.co/SokedmcUfDWhen Bloomberg News's reporting on China was challenged, Bloomberg tried to ruin me for speaking out… https://t.co/Ko5B97e7te
Retweeted by Tony StarkRIP to O'Tasty's in DC that was @GaiusNot's favorite. It featured Chinese, sushi, and American takeout. And you g… https://t.co/Ri3ONyr3xpYour Republican messiah commuted the sentence of one of the most sleazily corrupt Democrats in modern history. Jus… https://t.co/fxOVJ6P9JzI have seen the future and it is me. https://t.co/tgZfAqRLzENever met a supply shop with 30-40 men https://t.co/Oz1FAT4R3pOpinion sections don't *have* to be long hot take tweets. They know that right?Soviet as it ever was. https://t.co/k22depFYZV @oneminutecall @LadyLovesTaft It's an excuse for "well we're not actually teaching the shit you need to know so jus… https://t.co/u0PfBO6zcRIdk which one is JP-8 flavor? https://t.co/MwqhDT08DWJane is living my extremely specific utopia https://t.co/GO5leDUf26Superb victory for a long-overdue policy correction. https://t.co/Xp8YF5PyqSAccording to EO 12333, CIA is forbidden from using journalists as cover for intelligence officers. The MSS has no s… https://t.co/lHhSmZJAF3
Retweeted by Tony StarkPretty awesome Clint is portraying himself as being scapegoated because he’s gay and then building that brand via s… https://t.co/vPTrWXmM51
Retweeted by Tony StarkBeing following are not substitutes for a personality: - Harry Potter/Star Wars/Trek fan - veteran - pro/anti gun… https://t.co/nwJRqy6wvP
Retweeted by Tony StarkYou dummies want to give a 78 year old man with heart troubles so bad he won’t release his medical records the most… https://t.co/XdQs6qEqxP
Retweeted by Tony StarkFeel like I recall a GO getting relieved for something like this https://t.co/mH6LF9FEYE#FreeMike https://t.co/bTBs6Mbjiz
2/19
2020
Foreign governments give billions of dollars to U.S. schools with little oversight. @SenRubio, @SenTomCotton and… https://t.co/HfcFtiGsW1
Retweeted by Tony StarkMarine family fights to change UCMJ after appeals court dismisses colonel’s sexual abuse conviction https://t.co/FZtIYs2C4H
Retweeted by Tony StarkPro-er tip: delete Facebook https://t.co/2HEWcWWjFG
Retweeted by Tony StarkThe survivability drill for this is to find another grid square and gun it. https://t.co/NAyKTJRF0nLike was it a battalion-sized combined arms attack? Did a company raid a town? Was there artillery support? Was the… https://t.co/NqPhuZjwVJWould be interested to know what constitutes a "large separatist offensive" https://t.co/SqLIACS19QSo those 99 bottles of beer were all Coronas... https://t.co/oraw79enSuNobody ever put "enhanced unit morale through work reduction" on an OER
2/18
2020
*BREAKING*: 3rd MAJOR LEAK from XJ - a detailed list of Uyghurs in re-education, w/ reasons for internment & why th… https://t.co/hH0H827SLc
Retweeted by Tony StarkSince military mental health is raging through Twitter I guess it is a good time to share my story. Tens of thousan… https://t.co/169grvWmPr
Retweeted by Tony StarkI suffered from the worst depression of my life while running 20-25 miles a week & going to the boxing gym 2-3 time… https://t.co/X7f6fmEp14
Retweeted by Tony StarkAnd over 100 times in the new Estonian foreign intelligence service report, with surprising levels of detail on Chi… https://t.co/L1l3bhMK2a
Retweeted by Tony StarkI've had a rough couple of months and I thought I was covering it pretty well but then my guys pulled me aside rece… https://t.co/mcPLlvsJk0One tiny measure of the economic impact of Coronavirus. The implications for the Chinese and world economies of all… https://t.co/RqhfEbI3TE
Retweeted by Tony StarkChina is mentioned 173 times in Norway's new intelligence service report https://t.co/A0MeNNEOS7
Retweeted by Tony Stark"Pyongyang’s unusual silence on foreign policy issues in recent months seems to suggest it has recalibrated its for… https://t.co/8V7A7fMTPG
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Retweeted by Tony StarkThis unit has turned my internal monologue into just straight internal screaming.Commercial drones should fall under dual-use. After that it's all about armament. https://t.co/vlEjnOtO7aModern spy novel starter pack: -Authored by a catchy two syllable name" -Cover shows a shadow running or standing… https://t.co/rlpEzvTBT5
2/17
2020
1. One of the most compelling, disturbing and informative accounts so far from the Xinjiang concentration camp vic… https://t.co/HyOpd6Sd1R
Retweeted by Tony StarkSmoke is one of those really vital missions on the battlefield that people really overlook. And what worries me is… https://t.co/45hcmrAWvD
Retweeted by Tony Starkstory updated: no longer under house arrest but internet cut off https://t.co/Xow4rggzP5
Retweeted by Tony Stark @RPG_volley Its not like I'm declaring that non-state actors have no power or influence. I'm simply restating the f… https://t.co/107iIMb6fZ @ZaknafienDC You're trying to, and incorrectly I might add, explain my whole area of study to me dude. I don't like… https://t.co/7CRofX1nPqThe real Thucydides trap is completely failing to grasp the history of international relations. https://t.co/zMptgMtDeW @ZaknafienDC THEY WERE SOVEREIGN POWERS THAT WIELDED INFLUENCE, HELD TERRITORY, AND POWJECTED POWER IN THE KNOWN WO… https://t.co/yaYZJUdaMv @ZaknafienDC Then I'd be out of a fucking job @ZaknafienDC Uh the Greeks would like a word @ZaknafienDC Atlas Corporation doesn't fucking exist. This isn't a conspiracy. Find me a group with a standing army… https://t.co/pdy6jqG4zZ @ZaknafienDC This is pretty basic IR. Like going back to Hobbes basic. It is bedrock for a reason. @ZaknafienDC There is a pretty fucking standard definition of what constitutes a great power. It has to be a sovere… https://t.co/b8JDwYSiT6Corporations contribute to a GDP, they do not have one. Terror groups are just more political criminal networks, th… https://t.co/IybwLTwiqTOk I can agree that there are multiple great powers out there, but there are definitely no "great power non-state a… https://t.co/jXuNBBUsJZUnmanned arsenal ships reduce our need for manpower, and provide cheaper fires and production rates than their larg… https://t.co/t17pr9Hc97The PLA can turn out ships faster than we can build ours at a rate that just might break our advantage of superior… https://t.co/NItaHjBmjBYes, the PLA still faces challenges in terms of amphib warfare and troop deployment, but it can compensate for that… https://t.co/6fnv7xx6vLThus, the BS factor represents how hard your military "fronting". How fast can it get back up after it gets knocked… https://t.co/JbMS1dwVyMThe PLA can surge far more blood and steel after sustaining losses because they can supply more bodies and material… https://t.co/3u2VMHLhnuWhat I want to point out here is that there is a major asymmetry in what I'll refer to the "BS" factor, for Blood a… https://t.co/r9I4SFT3wY @EmmaMAshford @RachelRizzo Multipolarity implies that the term "near-peer" is obsolete and a lot of brass refuse to… https://t.co/msApCbMgKTDuring peacetime would there be a full deployment of an air wing to the SCS? Almost certainly not, but it has the s… https://t.co/UCIisjJsZAThat must be a mistranslation though because it more closely resembles the phrase "maritime search and destroy.""Maritime search and rescue" as they call it.Reminder that at full capacity the PLA's bases in the SCS are estimated to be able to host an entire fighter wing https://t.co/1A1R50B3rl
2/16
2020

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