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Zachary Abuza @ZachAbuza Washington DC or Warren VT

Southeast Asian politics & security. Prof at National War College @NWC_NDU, adjunct @GeorgetownCSS. Dog & beer lover. Cyclist. Views mine, not DOD/NWC.

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Very helpful thread https://t.co/Ne6vzr9I7l
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5/25
2020
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Retweeted by Zachary Abuza“Romi Cohn, 91, New York City, saved 56 Jewish families from the Gestapo”. Trump went golfing. https://t.co/UXZhjsMXR9
5/24
2020
This is a very balanced response to the furor. #Vietnam has done a remarkably good job in combatting COVID-19, with… https://t.co/qXSxxGwcGATaiwan to fire up missile programme to focus on asymmetric warfare. In #SoutheastAsia, #Vietnam is taking the lead.… https://t.co/P4QKIYD56dHaving come to popwer through a political coup, "#Malaysia’s new leaders have used the coronavirus as a pretext to… https://t.co/f4kz2qIRxiYesterday I predicted the Trump administration’s next step after withdrawing from Open Skies would be to resume nuc… https://t.co/BMsSnEQNO0
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5/23
2020
RFA has just published a graphic article on China's list of 80 new 'islands' and underwater features. Extremely gla… https://t.co/zbFyhx0gyN
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaCoronavirus cases in the Rohingya camps are climbing - 21 confirmed positive now. https://t.co/0keyQ3lDjl
Retweeted by Zachary Abuza"It's not only a culture of violence, but a culture of impunity." @calebquinley takes on the #Thai military's long… https://t.co/J19aYag9GzAfter a few months of home quarantine and homeschooling, an #Indonesian baby boom will only come from new parents. https://t.co/vYHDJe72pe
5/22
2020
The TNI continues to wrest back some of its civilian authorities, ceded in 1998-99. The latest was a victory in Jok… https://t.co/YTKO7YvvQv13. SLORC/SPDC juntas terribly neglected healthcare. 2000 WHO ranked Myanmar/Burma health system 190 of 191 countri… https://t.co/xrEUcgxyvf
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5/21
2020
BRI lending gave China leverage over countries. Debt restructuring and loan forgiveness will give them much more, a… https://t.co/Lyp5ON7Iot"Beijing maintains leverage over Naypyidaw by holding the ceasefire hostage via its (mostly indirect) provision of… https://t.co/Y8yiPuGP8A
5/20
2020
Draft Presidential Decree Underscores #Indonesian Military’s Counterterror Role. My take on the TNI's evolving role… https://t.co/RqYtZjWeY6The Abu Sayyaf continue to not social distance. 3 dead, 5 AFP wounded in the latest clash in the #Philippines. https://t.co/GrIWZBYLlDThis is a worthy @BDHerzinger rejoinder on the question of US staying power in South China Sea, highlighting disson… https://t.co/NITloXbecQ
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaToday marks 10 years since the Thai army’s bloody crackdown on protesters on May 19, 2010 which left at least 93 de… https://t.co/MOjJLucwCz
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5/19
2020
Forget mask diplomacy, the #WHA speech by Xi recasts China as the #COVID19 solution: making a vaccine for all; esta… https://t.co/xL9mwUhOla
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaBut there is a lot of evidence that #Indonesia’s unofficial death toll is three times higher. The FT looked at exce… https://t.co/WMFcoY53yfAccording to govt reporting, 2,220 people have died from COVID-19 in #SEAsia, though #Indonesia (1,191) and the… https://t.co/KHBfID23ReAnd the #Indonesian government seems like it has something to hide. Really not good. https://t.co/3toIT10zjSYet, the number of cases is still growing in #Indonesia and the #Philippines. https://t.co/18PLRLboak https://t.co/dFqPkdI7SXThe daily number of new cases of COVID-19 is declining in the region. 18 May saw the lowest number of daily new cas… https://t.co/15ONPJWl67#Indonesia led the way with 496 new cases, bringing its total to 18,010. #Singapore added 305 to 28,324. The… https://t.co/LYchsyqLGZBut testing remains really low in most of Southeast Asia, <5 per 1,000, something that needs to be considered as co… https://t.co/al06U70XVhThere were 1,061 new cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 69,832. https://t.co/rBd72ClJwgThe #Thai government is re-opening the country, but the emergency decree that centralizes power in the hands of PM… https://t.co/ws9Om9nwTPAsia's biggest ever drug bust just happened in Myanmar. Important exclusive by @tom_allard https://t.co/6t6Vt2CFpE
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5/18
2020
Brilliant, must read, deep dive article by @FT into #Trump's willful disdain for multiple warnings he received of… https://t.co/NUCWUDNEdw
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5/17
2020
Draft #Indonesian Decree Gives Military More Power to Combat Terrorism https://t.co/CMwvNYg6xu
5/16
2020
"What happens when the greatest threat to national security comes from a virus? What does that mean for defense spe… https://t.co/c3UXsd92z4This two-part profile of Muhyiddin Yassin by one-time coalition partner @LiewChinTong is a fascinating and balanced… https://t.co/WZlA1ghyGc @mekongfm @WalterLohman @EvanLaksmana @ConnellyAL 3. Little inv by ASEAN states in DC think tanks. Pretty paltry re… https://t.co/MDoMitxatV @mekongfm @WalterLohman @EvanLaksmana @ConnellyAL 1. SEAsia has no agency. It's usually seen thru the lens of China… https://t.co/h3LMGRtPWBThai domestic politics threatens to derail its diplomacy. This @GregoryVRaymond piece is good, esp. his pts about… https://t.co/XNU2S5D09h
5/15
2020
👇🏽With the first confirmed cases of #COVID19 in the #Rohingya refugee camps, fear cases could now rise rapidly. As… https://t.co/pxLskGDSxz
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaThe pandemic finally arrives in Kutupalong camp, home to nearly 1m Rohingya living in cramped conditions without in… https://t.co/7X90OwLzyp
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaHow low will the president go? Apparently 6 feet. https://t.co/pTWwfXf8dqNothing says innocense like turning over $107 million... But with money laundering charges dropped, it's a matter o… https://t.co/SlVXoHTNBQFollowing the 2018 Surabaya bombings, #Indonesia's parliament rushed to pass a new CT law that gave TNI CT powers.… https://t.co/xQUgsFOdoHCOVID-19 exposed inequities in public health, social safety nets, & incomes. But food insecurity is under-reported.… https://t.co/bKPErtwTMKNow Malaysia's Parliament won't sit until July, three months after the PN coalition pinky-promised it had a majorit… https://t.co/8THqQb9Mzu
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5/14
2020
Prof @ZachAbuza analyzes the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic on civil-military relations across Southeast As… https://t.co/C9wqxGxA6b
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaThis piece by James Chin on where things stand in #Malaysian politics - ahead of the 18 May one-day session of par… https://t.co/mkiOlxIsATMan, you need to get out more, a lot more. https://t.co/Mc689rxc1k
5/13
2020
This is a fascinating read on the moderate Buddhist push back against militant monks such as Ashin Wirathu in… https://t.co/bdEvqvUULpThis @graham_euan piece is so on the mark. The US Navy's swing throughs aren't enough to deter China, and they put… https://t.co/BlNzL8I4ey
5/12
2020
ADB eyes another $125-million project to strengthen PH health care during pandemic https://t.co/w3p5gecOXI via @rapplerdotcom
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaMy piece on #Malaysia-China ties is out! Honored to be included in @NBRnews. https://t.co/YMhxM2m6ui"The credibility of U.S. statements and intelligence assessments is foundational to the success of U.S. policy and… https://t.co/xZmX1TAmeWGreat overview of the securitization of #COVID19 in Southeast Asia by @ZachAbuza @WarOnTheRocks https://t.co/hLLY5Cin6c
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaThanks to @MartelleMichael for pointing out the latest in bad O-4s parachuting in on an issue they obviously don't… https://t.co/kHYZcNfsHq
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5/11
2020
The hound and I remain vigilant against any Canadian infiltration. Who could forget the perfidious Mother’s Day in… https://t.co/Qlf5dbWTQq#Indonesia (973) and the #Philippines (719) account for 90 percent of the confirmed deaths in Southeast Asia (1,883… https://t.co/D0RRgm1oZQThis looks at the daily number of new cases. Still rising in. #Indonesia, #Philippines, #Singapore. Declines in… https://t.co/OvJDLUDNN1#Singapore added 696 cases, mostly amongst its migrant workers, bringing its total to 23,336. #Indonesia added 387… https://t.co/iqfJ9A0LRDand yet, the low levels of testing in most states, should give us pause. The number of cases is likely far higher,… https://t.co/sQe3seRYYBThere were 1,340 new cases of COVID-19, across Southeast Asia on 10 May, bringing the totalnumber of confirmed case… https://t.co/hSa4r1phRZ"What happens when the greatest threat to national security comes from a virus? What does that mean for defense spe… https://t.co/BXfrLAUBE6
Retweeted by Zachary Abuza"Snapchat Journalism": A great piece on the courageous Chinese journalists that tried to expose the COVID-19 outbre… https://t.co/aKrNF2uHBwADM McRaven career Navy Seal. Senior spec ops commander. The JSOC commander who organized killing Bin Laden. Integr… https://t.co/l4Gcf7ow1l
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5/10
2020
Never ever forget that Mother Nature bats last. #VermontSpring https://t.co/s1R85V3mHf @ConnellyAL @hmarston4 @le2huong Just tying their own noose at this point. These announcements might play well with… https://t.co/DbGlRgCBEB
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaOooooooff. https://t.co/EQ5X79k9tuExcellent comprehensive look at COVID-19's impacts on defense in Southeast Asia from @ZachAbuza for @WarOnTheRocks. https://t.co/SVji5HS4Ys
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaAgree, this is a thorough and enlightening @ZachAbuza piece. Vietnam, the least affected, is likely to keep pace on… https://t.co/CknQ3J62ci
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5/9
2020
Grey afternoon. https://t.co/kSNEqKLWaqYou go to war with the research assistant you have, not the one you want. https://t.co/ftkB6STevgThis is a very good and thorough analysis of #Vietnam's elite jockeying ahead of the 13th Party Congress in January… https://t.co/LB7nBQn9zrThis is a very balanced & readable take on the allegations coming out of the WH to muddy the waters. Was COVID-19 g… https://t.co/jPkaiMSrFLSince coming to power in March, Muhyiddin has postponed parliament. In its one-day session on 18 May, it will face… https://t.co/HrJVNzGr3mThis is an excellent piece by @ZachAbuza. Especially when there are worrying signs that #COVID19 is being convenien… https://t.co/HmsQtB6tOP
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaAfternoon ride. https://t.co/JYHKeBglFI
5/8
2020
@GregPoling Thank you very much for your kind words.A superb analysis of the role militaries have played in Covid-19 responses in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia & Vi… https://t.co/LlrqYSonCq
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaAs countries move to reopen their economies, most do not have adequate testing in place, though it is creeping up i… https://t.co/hhG4ozFSy9#Indonesia (930) and the #Philippines (635) account for 90 percent of the official 1,804 COVID-19 deaths in Southea… https://t.co/erwfz4nCSQ#Singapore's woes continue with 741 new cases, most in their migrant worker dormatories. #Indonesia and… https://t.co/aYbKPhGKxI7 May saw 1,480 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 54,249. By US standards, tha… https://t.co/jnooU7Le9b#Myanmar has appallingly bad and woefully underfunded public health, but an over-resourced military that just can't… https://t.co/hNfgrBtNz8COVID-19 is leading to economic contraction across #SoutheastAsia. How will that shape defense spending & procurem… https://t.co/tmWRWRNf7aThis was a very good analysis of Duterte's handling of COVID-19: "This sequence of events fits a broader pattern: D… https://t.co/XKMxtQpYiiThat feeling when your loyal ally and Five Eyes partner comes out and says US intelligence has become so politicize… https://t.co/itLrnLIJlK
5/7
2020
Nice afternoon light. And yes, spring comes late to #Vermont. https://t.co/nYhSeEbm1jFor those who are interested in #Vietnam’s pre-Congress political infighting: the government inspectors said they’v… https://t.co/JQHRGxCoZ5
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaHaven't #Philippine journalists been persecuted enough? https://t.co/6A6p0ScVR2Blue-bloods & pro-military elites are outraged by Thanathorn's fund-raising for the poor and those affecte by COVID… https://t.co/sd2749vWrtDuterte's contempt for democratic norms, the rule of law, and the free press knows no bounds. He is a blowhard stre… https://t.co/y4lGwOnSBH
5/6
2020
New cases in #Thailand are declining. After such progress, is #Malaysia reopening too soon? https://t.co/XYFapqag6LCumulative cases are still growing, but the curve is flattening. https://t.co/ayNrrc29axThe Financial Times COVID-19 Tracker is a fantastic tool. New cases in the #Philippines & #Indonesia is flattening… https://t.co/dEfVUmwqHmRates of testing are creeping up, but are still way too low outside of #Malaysia and #Vietnam as governments rush t… https://t.co/4VCN4uMLLf#Indonesia (872) and the #Philippines (637) account for 89 percent of the 1,694 COVID-19 deaths in the region. Case… https://t.co/mqlTm5T8KX#Singapore's pain continues, with 632 new cases. #Indonesia saw 484 new cases. The #Philippines added 199 cases. th… https://t.co/8OtaVEmUqk5 May saw 1,352 new cases (2.7% increase) bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia t… https://t.co/N2shQFFSSgIt's as if the thin-skinned despot has something to hide. Duterte's assault on the free press continues, unabated.… https://t.co/lMTEzEEFbK#Thai army is feeling defensive, stating that 3 were wanted insurgents tied to previous attacks. Thai govt is still… https://t.co/nzBvOWtBfL
5/5
2020

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