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Daily Memo: US Access to Philippine Bases, More Interest Rate Hikes

Philippine bases. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Philippine Defense Secretary Carlito Galvez announced during a joint news conference that Washington will be granted...

Rethinking Islamophobia

In recent years, there have been several incidents of Europeans depicting the Prophet Muhammad in cartoons or burning the Quran in acts that many...

Daily Memo: Arms Control on Ice

No New START. Russia’s refusal to meet with U.S. officials on the New START nuclear arms control treaty violates the agreement, according to a...

Pakistan’s Meltdown

Decades-old political economic problems in Pakistan are coming to a head. The South Asian nation needs billions of dollars in financial assistance to avoid...

Daily Memo: IMF Revises 2023 Forecast

Better outlook. The International Monetary Fund updated its global forecast for this year, projecting a slightly more optimistic outlook for the world economy. It...

On the Leaks of a War With China

Over the past few days, two senior U.S. officials – Gen. Mike Minihan, the head of the U.S. Air Force Mobility Command, and Michael...

Daily Memo: Turkey’s Gas Deal, Blinken’s Middle East Tour

Turkey buys more gas. Turkey’s state energy company BOTAS signed a 10-year agreement to purchase 1.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year...

In South Africa, Russia Prospects for Opportunity

A country as distant and seemingly disinterested as South Africa may not seem like a typical ally for stronger powers, but there’s evidence that...

Daily Memo: Russia’s Sales to Europe, Japanese Sanctions

Russian energy. Russia more than doubled its sales of liquefied petroleum gas to the Baltic states in 2022, according to Reuters. Deliveries to Latvia...

Water Scarcity in the Arab World

Many prosperous ancient civilizations in the Arab world had at least one thing in common: an abundance of water. Today, however, the Arab region...

Daily Memo: Russia Targets Ukrainian Infrastructure in New Barrage

Infrastructure targeted. A major Russian missile attack damaged power equipment in several parts of Ukraine and destroyed other high-voltage equipment in the Dnipro region....

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