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The US Makes Inroads Into Russia’s Periphery

Countries at war tend to use all the resources they can realistically spare to achieve their desired outcome. The obvious drawback is that the...

Daily Memo: Europe Searches for Substitute Suppliers

Gas alternatives. As Europe continues its search for alternative sources of natural gas, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said his country should be prepared to...

Daily Memo: The Fed Hikes Interest Rates

Interest rates. The U.S. Federal Reserve decided on Wednesday to raise interest rates by 0.5 percent in an attempt to control inflation. The Fed...

Iran’s Threats of War Are a Bluff

Iran has ambitions that it is ideologically incapable of dropping. They include joining the global nuclear club and gaining the status of regional power....

Daily Memo: Round Six of EU Sanctions

Round six. The European Commission unveiled a sixth round of sanctions against Russia. This round bans Russia’s Sberbank from SWIFT, bans three Russian state-owned...

China’s Role in Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis

Over the past several weeks, Sri Lanka has been experiencing an economic crisis that has brought the country to the brink of bankruptcy. Nearly...

Daily Memo: More Ukraine Arms, Deals to Counter China

Weapons for Ukraine. The United Kingdom will unveil 300 million pounds ($375 million) in new Ukraine aid, including electronic warfare equipment, a counter-battery radar...

The Beginning of a New Era

A week ago, I wrote a piece on the stages of history, pointing out systemic shifts that have taken place for more than 200...

Daily Memo: European Ministers Discuss Russian Gas Cuts

Energy summit. Energy ministers from European Union member states discussed Russia’s suspension of natural gas exports to Poland and Bulgaria during an emergency meeting...

Hungary and Europe’s Energy Puzzle

On April 27, Russia announced that Gazprom stopped sending gas to Bulgaria and Poland after they missed the deadlines Russia set for paying in...

Daily Memo: Beijing Promises Growth, Iranian Oil Exports Rise

Promises. Chinese leaders promised to step up support for the country’s economy and to meet the growth target, set at 5.5 percent for the...

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