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Daily Memo: NATO’s Priorities, Turkey’s Trade Deficit

NATO priorities. NATO named China as one of its strategic priorities for the first time in its Strategic Concept paper, which outlines its priorities...

The Politics of Sports in Saudi Arabia

As part of a push to diversify their economies away from fossil fuels, the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council have been making significant...

Daily Memo: NATO Enlargement, Independence Referendums

NATO enlargement. Turkey lifted its objections to Finland and Sweden’s applications to join NATO, just ahead of the start of the alliance’s summit in...

G-7 versus BRICS

The first half of 2022 is ending with a string of major summits. Meetings of national leaders aren’t usually fateful, but the G-7 summit...

Daily Memo: US-Iran Talks Resume, BRICS Expansion

Back at the table. U.S. and Iranian negotiators arrived in Doha on Tuesday to resume talks on a nuclear deal after a three-month hiatus. BRICS...

Warsaw to Budapest

The trip from Warsaw to Budapest is a trip between two realities. Warsaw is not quite on a war footing but exudes a desire...

Daily Memo: G-7 to Ban Russian Gold, Ukrainian City Under Russian Control

Bad news for Moscow. G-7 countries announced plans to ban imports of gold from Russia, one of the world’s largest gold exporters, during a...

A New Phase in the Ukraine War

Wars tend to unfold in phases, though it’s never clear how many phases there will be when the war breaks out, and less clear...

Daily Memo: Ukraine Update, EU Diplomat in Tehran

Ukraine update. Ukrainian forces have been ordered to withdraw from the embattled city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, according to the top regional official...

Daily Memo: A New Era for Turkey and Saudi Arabia, the Eurozone’s Slowing Economy

New era. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman declared the opening of a new era of bilateral relations...

The Turkish Opposition’s Plan to Unseat Erdogan in 2023

Turkey is set to hold presidential elections in June 2023. They will come at a difficult time for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as he...

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