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Daily Memo: Ethiopian Dam Talks Break Down, UK Vaccine Delivery Stalled

Failed talks. Sudan’s Water Ministry said that the latest round of talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have...

For Oman, It’s the End of an Era

When Qaboos bin Said declared himself sultan of Oman in 1970, he strove to modernize the country and disentangle it from the Middle East’s...

Daily Memo: Arms in Taiwan, Emergency in Ethiopia

Arms in Taiwan. The U.S. State Department said it will sell the weapons-ready MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan for the first time. This latest...

Turkey and France: More Than Just a War of Words

Last month, a cartoon depicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lounging in his underwear graced the cover of French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The publication...

Daily Memo: Nuclear Power in Belarus, Voter Support in Turkey

A step toward free trade. Russia’s upper house of parliament ratified a free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and Serbia. Belarusian nuclear energy....

The Illusion of Foreign Policy

No matter who becomes America’s next president, certain things will follow. The world will wonder what President Donald Trump’s foreign policy will be in...

Daily Memo: Anti-Government Protests in Kyrgyzstan, Russian Gold for Sale

Kyrgyz unrest. Six separate demonstrations were held on Monday in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, each with different demands of the Kyrgyz government and...

Daily Memo: China’s Vision for 2025

China has plans. The Communist Party of China released its 14th five-year economic plan as its latest Central Committee plenum wrapped up on Thursday....

How Egypt Lost Its Leadership of the Arab World

For centuries, Egypt had positioned itself as a leader of the Arab world. Even before the rise of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt’s second president...

Daily Memo: Coronavirus Rebounds and Relapses

U.S. economy clawing its way back. The U.S. economy is estimated to have grown 7.4 percent, or a record-breaking 33.1 percent at an annualized...

Daily Memo: Strains in US-South Korea Ties

South Korea rebuffs the U.S. on military … South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook, apparently for the first time, hinted on Tuesday (but never...

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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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