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Russia Stays Out of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Israel and the Palestinian territories are engaged in their most intense bout of fighting in years, and there’s a major power not too far...

Daily Memo: Latest in Israel-Gaza Battle, Armenia Calls Russia for Help

Latest Israeli operation. Israel targeted Hamas’ tunnel network in attacks overnight that involved 160 aircraft and 450 missiles, the Israeli military said. Israeli ground...

Daily Memo: US-Russia Talks, Palace Intrigue in Beijing

Meeting in the works. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday. They discussed North...

Mauritania’s Extremism Problem

Despite Mauritania’s immense mineral and fishery resources, it’s ranked 159th out of 189 countries in the United Nations’ human development index. Its population of...

The State of the Israeli-Gaza Conflict

The origins of the modern Arab-Israeli conflict are pretty well known. Gaza, the narrow strip of land running to the Sinai Peninsula, was originally...

Daily Memo: Israel and Hamas Trade Blows, Turkey Suggests Peacekeepers

Israeli-Palestinian crisis. The Israeli air force said it destroyed at least 500 targets in Gaza and killed Hamas intelligence figures, including the head of...

Colombia: A Canary in a Coal Mine?

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has understandably commanded the world’s attention. So it was sometimes easy to forget that every country on...

Daily Memo: China’s Demographic Decline, Update on Gaza

China's demographic decline. For the past month, China appeared to be dragging its feet on releasing the results of its decennial census, conducted last...

From Pandemic to Pan-shortages

With some notable and grave exceptions, the COVID-19 crisis is winding down for much of the world. But as it does, another problem is...

Daily Memo: Jerusalem Clashes, Pipeline Cyberattack

High stakes Jerusalem. Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters broke out in Jerusalem over the weekend. Several hundred Palestinians and over a dozen...

Why China Wants the Spratlys

For several months, China has been relentlessly asserting its control over disputed parts of the South China Sea. Hundreds of vessels in the Chinese...

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