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Russia Considers a New Economic Model

The flaws in Russia’s economy might be too deep to gloss over. At an annual civil forum in Moscow on Saturday, Alexei Kudrin, the...

Daily Memo: US Liquidity, Chinese Manufacturing

U.S. liquidity. The U.S. Federal Reserve will extend until March 31 four emergency liquidity programs that were set to expire at the end of...

The Utility and Morality of Assassination

The head of the Iranian nuclear weapons program was killed Friday near Tehran. The assumption is that he was killed by the Israelis, whose...

Daily Memo: Mediterranean Drills Begin, Russian Pipeline Construction to Resume

Training in the Med. Naval and air exercises dubbed MEDUSA 2020 involving Greece, Cyprus and Egypt began on Monday in the Mediterranean Sea off...

The Geopolitics of Vaccine Distribution

The American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer, in collaboration with German firm BioNTech, surprised the world when it announced that its coronavirus vaccine showed 90 percent...

Bahrain’s Shiite-Sunni Apartheid

Like many other countries of the Middle East, Bahrain has been repeatedly conquered by foreign invaders, including the Abbasids, Jarwinids, Omanis, Persians and Portuguese....

Daily Memo: Russia’s Missile Test, Concerns Over Central Asia

Conspicuous missile test. Russia’s newest naval corvette for the first time test-launched a cruise missile at a naval target in the Peter the Great...

Daily Memo: US Activity in the Asia-Pacific

Washington bears gifts to Manila. During a visit to the Philippines, U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien announced the formal transfer of an $18...

China Stares Down a Financial Reckoning

One has to wonder what Jack Ma was thinking when, in a speech in Shanghai in late October, the Alibaba and Ant Group founder...

Daily Memo: US Visit to Taiwan, Chinese Interest in CPTPP

The U.S. in Taiwan. A two-star U.S. Navy admiral in charge of U.S. military intelligence for Indo-Pacific Command reportedly made an unannounced visit to...

When COVID-19 Hits Home

In Russia, the country I call home, COVID-19 cases are increasing. The number of daily infections exceeds that of the first wave earlier this...

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Daily Memo: US Tariffs on Chinese Goods, Russian Weapons in the Kurils

U.S. tariffs. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that he won’t quickly do away...

Russia Considers a New Economic Model

The flaws in Russia’s economy might be too deep to gloss over. At an...

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