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Russia’s Search for Strategic Depth

In 2005, in a speech delivered in front of Russia’s Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the fall of the Soviet Union...

Daily Memo: Another Vaccine Candidate

Another vaccine candidate. On Monday, U.S. biotech firm Moderna announced that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate had shown 94.5 percent effectiveness in clinical trials, making...

What Russia Expects From the Next US President

Though legal challenges remain, Joe Biden seems as though he will be the next U.S. president. Russia is in no hurry to congratulate him...

Daily Memo: Going After Chinese Companies, Updates on Nagorno-Karabakh

The U.S. goes after Chinese finance. On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning investment in more than 30 Chinese companies...

The Future of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Just six weeks after the beginning of the 1980 Iraq-Iran War, Arab countries gathered for a summit in Amman, Jordan. It was there that...

Daily Memo: Russia Sends Reinforcements to Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian reinforcements. Russia will deploy eight helicopters to monitor the cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh as part of its peacekeeping mission there. Meanwhile, Turkey insists that...

Daily Memo: Antitrust in China, US Sanctions, South Caucasus Update

Chinese antitrust. On Tuesday, Chinese regulators published sweeping new antitrust rules targeting Chinese tech giants, the latest move in a slow-motion collision between the...

In Mexico, the Makings of a Political Crisis

A showdown is brewing in Mexico between the central government and a group of 10 state governors, known as the Federalist Alliance, who have...

Daily Memo: Cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh, Turnover in Turkey

Cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia have signed an agreement to end hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. Russia will deploy nearly 2,000...

Biden’s Dilemma

The election is over, and barring major fraud or error, Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. He begins as...

Daily Memo: US Marines Arrive in Taiwan, Georgian Protests Continue

Marines in Taiwan. A contingent of U.S. Marines has arrived in Taiwan for four weeks of training, according to Taiwan’s Naval Command. This marks...

For the US and China, There’s No Going Back

For months leading up to the U.S. election, there was no shortage of speculation over who Beijing would prefer to have in the White...

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Bahrain’s Shiite-Sunni Apartheid

Like many other countries of the Middle East, Bahrain has been repeatedly conquered by...

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...

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