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The Myth of the US-Saudi Strategic Alliance

U.S.-Saudi relations have been deteriorating since 2014, when the Obama administration announced its intention to reach an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program....

Daily Memo: Russian Gas Games

Gas games. Russia’s Gazprom announced that it had completely suspended natural gas deliveries to Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz and Poland’s PGNiG over their failure to pay...

Argentina’s Once and Future Friend

The U.S. and Argentina have had a complicated and often sour relationship over the past 50 years. The U.S. backed violent political repression in...

Daily Memo: Explosions in Moldova, Summit in Germany

Moldova on edge. Moldovan President Maia Sandu is convening a meeting of the country’s Security Council following explosions in the Russian-backed breakaway region of...

The Ukraine War, Redefined

The war in Ukraine began under a faulty assumption shared by many, including the United States, that if Russia invaded, it would defeat Ukraine,...

Daily Memo: More Money for Ukraine, More Sanctions for Russia

US support for Kyiv. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced $322 million in military funding for Ukraine...

Can Africa Replace Russian Energy in Europe?

Unsurprisingly, the economic war against Russia has created tensions in European energy markets, which are scrambling to find alternate sources from what is still...

Daily Memo: Moscow Outlines Next Phase of Ukraine War

Second phase. Russia’s Defense Ministry outlined the goals of the second phase of its “special military operation” in Ukraine. It plans to gain full...

Daily Memo: Johnson in India, Russian Forces in Mariupol

Johnson in India. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in India on Thursday for talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Though they’re expected...

Egypt’s Coptic Christians: A History of Exclusion and Discrimination

Two incidents earlier this month highlighted the discrimination facing Egypt’s Coptic Christians. In Alexandria, a Coptic priest was stabbed to death by someone whom...

Daily Memo: Officials Hit the Road, Xi Urges Reform

Baltic reassurance. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock started a three-day visit to the Baltic countries, where she will discuss the next European response to...

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