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Germany, May 8, 1945

On May 8, 1945, Germany formally declared defeat in World War II. As others have said, there was one war in Europe that began...

Brief: China Tests the Philippines and US Red Lines

Background: The Philippines’ importance lies in its geography, located in the middle of what’s known as the first island chain, giving it – or,...

Daily Memo: Brussels and New Delhi to Talk Trade

Trade talks. Official talks between the European Union and India on a free trade deal are expected to begin May 8 during a virtual...

Spain’s Grand Plans in Africa

It wasn’t so long ago, historically speaking, that Spain was a great power. It ruled much of the Americas, dominated the Atlantic Ocean and...

Daily Memo: US-Made Vaccines Headed for Mexico

Vaccine exports to Mexico. Pfizer is shipping COVID-19 vaccine doses produced in the United States to Mexico this week, according to a Reuters report....

Brief: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Clash Over Territory

Background: Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, two former Soviet republics, have longstanding territorial disputes between them. One of the most intensely contested areas is Vorukh, a...

Daily Memo: Moldovan Parliament Dissolved, US Leads Talks on Iran

Moldovan parliament dissolved. Moldovan President Maia Sandu signed a decree on Wednesday dissolving parliament, paving the way for early elections on July 11. The...

Egyptian-Sudanese Relations: A Legacy of Distrust

Modern-day Sudan began to take shape with Egypt’s invasion in the early 19th century. That event led to decades of Egyptian rule, which left...

Daily Memo: Alternative Indo-Pacific Supply Chains, Russian-European Relations Up in Flames

Bypassing China. Australia, India and Japan formally launched a so-called Supply Chain Resilience Initiative, an effort to present a supply chain alternative to China...

The Struggle to Rule Moldova

Moldovan politics are stuck. New pro-Western President Maia Sandu has struggled to govern, as the parliament remains under the control of the party of...

Daily Memo: Britain in the Indo-Pacific, Chinese Military Spending in 2020

The U.K.'s new deployment. The United Kingdom will deploy a carrier strike group to the Indo-Pacific next month to participate in a series of...

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The State of the Israeli-Gaza Conflict

The origins of the modern Arab-Israeli conflict are pretty well known. Gaza, the narrow...

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...

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