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Sam Brannen @samwashdc Washington, DC

Director @CSIS Risk and Foresight Group. Parent, recovering Pentagon staffer & mgmt consultant. Geopolitics, macro trends to 2050, strategic planning, cooking.

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Joined Twitter 5/28/13


We are how we consume even more than what we consume. The medium is indeed the message and our brains are those of… https://t.co/ibDOqktg5S
7/6
2020
Quote of the summer: “Sports are like the reward of a functional society.” ⤵️ Sean Doolittle frames up MLB’s retur… https://t.co/2h1Wy54bcG
Retweeted by Sam BrannenThe Trump administration is hurting, rather than helping, the countries of the Americas respond to the health, econ… https://t.co/YZipRksJQC
Retweeted by Sam BrannenHospitals in Texas are spending their own money to pay for ads to tell people to socially distance. They don’t have… https://t.co/epYp6qqHTM
7/5
2020
@BeverlyKirk Happy birthday! Glad it turned out okay!!!
7/4
2020
Amazing how leftover birthday cake, covered and left on the counter, slowly disappears without any formal servings.… https://t.co/Nn3gYTJ1W8 @ahfdc Solidarity! Just started exercising again for the first time in truly more than a decade and it has been rou… https://t.co/rkWGt7ymE4March report here with findings on pre-Covid protests. https://t.co/ObWNZNByKQFits with the accelerating trend line we identified. Protests in Trump era America have been the largest in US hist… https://t.co/Pr8AcwhKRu @steven_metz There are a lot of people who never got that intro course the first time around.What will the world look like after #COVID19, from aviation to supply chains to surveillance and more? The "Penn on… https://t.co/LF4WLjWSy2
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7/3
2020
@Iainbking Fitting that the horseman of the apocalypse formally arrive via Mongolia. @steven_metz @PayPal Strongly agree. Had someone start emptying my checking account once using PayPal. Called PayPa… https://t.co/Wqz7h0W82qRelated thoughts from @sladislaw and me about how leaders should grapple with the future uncertainty of COVID-19. S… https://t.co/61L8VpRurAThink that because you are rich, white, have children, don’t live in a high-count area, are younger and you can’t g… https://t.co/6Gwmg2nlNI
7/2
2020
This. The failure to prioritize social goods in the midst of this pandemic is so disheartening. Government and publ… https://t.co/NBUdU6py53Never thought I'd find a long-form article about autopsies a must-read, but there you have it we live in 2020 and I… https://t.co/sV6dj1Ml9UDemocracy is fragile. Don't forget that for an instant. It can be quickly taken and it is rarely given. https://t.co/nxPQqIdUrQWhen Leon Panetta speaks, I listen. If only President Trump would take to heart his central message: "Leadership is… https://t.co/bZeQNrdOjBTo my fellow Arlingtonians: don't ruin this trend line. Phase 3 starts today: observe physical distancing like all… https://t.co/YGOfzVZDrUAlternate headlines: "What Goes Up, Must Come Down When Covid-19 Is Raging" "Drunk On The High Wire" "Algorithms Do… https://t.co/gkFknX32sWSomething tells me at the beginning of this Space Force thing someone said “no idea is a bad idea” and it has been… https://t.co/qx1hyYsIsqSanity prevails. Indoor bars not reopening in VA phase 3. Thank you, ⁦@GovernorVA⁩ https://t.co/Z0Zjzcex14 @ntsafos I want to know how much you own of each!
7/1
2020
Important read. https://t.co/iIaRLg0ArPComing soon to a 3D printer near you: Plant-based steaks https://t.co/gHEHWJb95T https://t.co/81rljEpNlD
Retweeted by Sam BrannenComing to a protest near you. https://t.co/XYhWEzNK1TI sure wouldn't want to be a PLA guinea pig for this... https://t.co/silHwF5LjP
6/30
2020
We are living in an age of pandemics. And it probably means we should stop eating meat or radically change our farm… https://t.co/EUpTOKvk6dGrowing evidence that the Europe strain of Covid much worse than what hit China first--so that "famous" China trave… https://t.co/GeSV5FBJBY @ErolYayboke @HillmanJE Definitely ordering too! I learn from every conversation with @HillmanJE. And he’s already working on a follow up!When your friend and colleague writes a must read book about China's belt and road (& a whole lot more), you pre or… https://t.co/wfuUkhrcP0
Retweeted by Sam BrannenChina's decision to pick this moment to ratchet up tensions with India betrays a fragile psyche and lack of strateg… https://t.co/2WIvT1YIzMOn the same question regarding the US, there is more variance, with 71% of the population in Denmark saying their v… https://t.co/hq80FXsux0
Retweeted by Sam BrannenHow has your view of China changed during the coronavirus crisis? New European poll by @ecfr https://t.co/zWMqwuB4dP
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6/29
2020
Close all the bars. I’ve seen enough.
Retweeted by Sam Brannen @arawnsley I had to wear a headset to keep my hair back @arawnsley Got a haircut last week and it was life affirming. I tipped accordingly! @JimGoldgeier Any statement yet from Inhoffe, Rubio or Risch? @milouness It’s clear we need to close all bars/night clubs now. Crystal clear. This is as stupid as not moving on masks.Umm... to point out the obvious maybe we just need to rethink newspapers? I mean, if any business model has failed… https://t.co/2mbdVTjhVk
6/28
2020
@NarangVipin @samwashdc https://t.co/IkuvHhViMa
Retweeted by Sam Brannen @mchorowitz @NarangVipin Sent to me straight away by @ahfdc!“[I]t is clear that an array of countries, from secretive regimes to overconfident democracies, have fumbled their… https://t.co/4aU9tBgELHExcited to share a piece I co-wrote in the @chicagotribune w/ my fearless friend & Monumental Women Project partne… https://t.co/QGj72dxOHk
Retweeted by Sam BrannenRacism is a threat to our national security and foreign policy (Period, hard stop). But unlike most threats that ar… https://t.co/nOFBsd8axe
Retweeted by Sam Brannen @actfortransit @gregorysanders Garlicky, salty and very crumbly. Delicious garbage food. The potato chips of biscuits! @gregorysanders Had some eggs over a leftover biscuit for breakfast. Awesome!
6/27
2020
@NathanFreier I had to have a Belgian beer tonight after seeing this photo. @BeverlyKirk Pro tip: it requires 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar. Not included! @BeverlyKirk Safeway. It was there in the aisle. Calling to me. @bsondker Grilling some mojo criollo marinated chicken breasts too @JennWongSilver My daughters favorite.I’ve got serious plans tonight. https://t.co/10SaSHfHGEThere simply isn’t a functioning federal response to Covid-19. I absorbed this harrowing truth months ago. It’s the… https://t.co/yGsB0nBpn4"...[O]ur data suggest that making it easier to vote and, especially, offering a slate of candidates who give young… https://t.co/b8VR5XVInrSurely China realizes that blowing up the trade deal isn't actually a threat Trump cares about at this point but wo… https://t.co/0ApXe2UWL6Mass testing events in Arlington, VA prove that more testing doesn't mean more cases. It means you figure out the r… https://t.co/lgEHe8DBFlCabin fever is real, friends.Still debating how best to test in this country. Still debating it. https://t.co/700G5WFcka.@dandrezner, Ronald Krebs & Randall Schweller challenging my thinking about polarity in their recent… https://t.co/WxIEgJ014W
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6/26
2020
It took the world about 100 days to go from 0 cases to 1 million detected cases. Then: 1 to 2 mil: 12 days 2 to 3 m… https://t.co/obBShCFJWx
Retweeted by Sam BrannenEricsson: We can replace all of #Huawei's equipment in the UK's 5G networks https://t.co/jirFAId4le
Retweeted by Sam Brannen“Wear a Mask,” says Portland, Oregon, during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic: https://t.co/orr3dBbmul
Retweeted by Sam BrannenChinese economy likely to overtake United States this decade. https://t.co/NiWPXeywj5 @mchorowitz @atjlennon @JimGoldgeier @WonkVJ @dhnexon What's truly insane is the lack of guidance schools are getti… https://t.co/SzO0IZK1GA @milouness Polling definitely indicates increased grumpiness. Biden’s strategy to let Trump defeat himself of worki… https://t.co/KmrEZRcVWBLet's celebrate this good news, and recognize the critical role both of WHO, the CDC, and U.S. companies that devel… https://t.co/HwmRN7fyAZ"Dozens of Secret Service officers...were ordered to self-quarantine...part of the fallout from Trump’s insistence… https://t.co/yypoUMq2rv
6/25
2020
Jim is a consummate pro across multiple D & R administrations, including 8 years as DASD for European and NATO Affa… https://t.co/EkEXezhQYi @natsecHeather L. Paul BremerSchool systems around the country should be planning how best to open, not announcing how they'll stay closed. We l… https://t.co/OzTRXkAztXAnyone have "Black House Autonomous Zone" on their 2020 foresight bingo card? Anyone? https://t.co/x3M8c9UdcvAlternate title: Americans think government should do more on climate—as long as it is innocuous, they don’t have t… https://t.co/t8xJNtyWG6
Retweeted by Sam BrannenI remember being excited about this tweet. 18 months later, I'm anxiously waiting to hear from lawyers what Trump's… https://t.co/vDzFl3eezG
Retweeted by Sam BrannenProposition: "The pandemic will empower China at the expense of the United States." I disagreed Confidence level 9.… https://t.co/RNUUpiWCVl
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6/24
2020
Yesterday my 2yo was back at his daycare and my 4yo was at her preK's summer program. I got a haircut. Cases are lo… https://t.co/aFnqhsFWeTWe haven’t fought an 18-year war; we’ve fought a one-year war 18 times. https://t.co/jSRdgTJbJu
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6/23
2020
My path to citizenship began with an H-1B, and I’ve always thought the United States should staple an H-1B to every… https://t.co/JsjLfZbiSa
Retweeted by Sam Brannen"My advice to young protesters: Use the vote to speak volumes. Demonstrate excellence in your profession or vocatio… https://t.co/qU8k5nXCzU
6/22
2020
To all the dads out there: I see you. These are tough times and you are there for your families, working hard, maki… https://t.co/VtFxaRWhJsDamn I love a perfectly executed book review. Bravo, ⁦@IgnatiusPost⁩. https://t.co/r4jdLLq6pu
6/21
2020
@steven_metz I’m impressed by their innovation. The sane person at my house will murder me if I buy anything else.… https://t.co/G0j4FY51zpFinal update: https://t.co/Gk5qSe8ewl @steven_metz Nice. I cooked on a big green egg for ten years. Just got this used about two months ago. Love them bo… https://t.co/qUnEoopiUk @JustinTLogan Nope. Once it’s set it’s there. Unlike ribs, which need some time to crisp back up unwrapped. That sa… https://t.co/0w3FAahyrA @steven_metz Hasty Bake Legacy.Pork still resting in a cooler but fire still hot 11 hrs later so... https://t.co/IGViQXgfv5This piece puts in stark context the failing response to Covid-19 in the United States. It is willful disregard of… https://t.co/4bTrKezL7w @SIMplydaONE Thanks! @BrewerEricM Definitely right around then! @jteurope @ExumAM Sorry! These are for a socially distanced 70th bday for my father in law. Stand by for a EUR-NATO invite!Update. https://t.co/GccYkKGzEp @jteurope @ExumAM How do we judge? Jim can you travel between our respective locations and play this critical role?#JuneteenthDay https://t.co/cNPeyo5a8F @HijabShah You are my meme-mentor! That's perfect. @HijabShah I’m very old and lost... please memesplain?WFH setup today includes wireless thermometer receiver to monitor two pork shoulders on the smoker. https://t.co/3Qo1xC8rk3Take this along with what just happened with India, South China Sea actions, threats toward Taiwan, Hong Kong natio… https://t.co/fitN9FrCKzI’m neither a bookcaser nor a blank-waller when it comes to Zoom. I go with an askew angle capturing a mysterious c… https://t.co/nUZtrsGvsi
6/19
2020

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