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Daily Memo: Defense Officials Talk Ukraine in Germany

Talking Ukraine. Top defense officials from more than 50 countries, including NATO members, gathered at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany to discuss support...

Daily Memo: The Wagner Group Claims a Victory in Eastern Ukraine

Wagner in control. Yevgeny Prigozhin, chief of private military company the Wagner Group, said on Thursday that the group had taken control of the...

The Push to Normalize Ties with Syria’s Assad

A growing number of Arab countries have recently begun to restore relations with the Syrian regime after a decade of civil strife and failed...

Daily Memo: Russia’s New Markets

Russian gas to Pakistan. Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov said that the Pakistan Stream gas pipeline project, which will have a capacity of 12.4...

Don’t Forget About Water in 2023

On Jan. 16, the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources announced that Beijing invested more than 1 trillion yuan ($148 billion) on water resource management...

Daily Memo: China’s Weak Growth

Bad news for Beijing. China’s National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday released economic figures for 2022. The country’s gross domestic product grew by 3...

The Drivers of Turkish-Syrian Rapprochement

Despite the efforts of the U.S., Europe and regional actors to isolate the Syrian government, Turkey in recent weeks has conducted several high-level intelligence,...

Daily Memo: Russia and Belarus Start Joint Drills

Boosting cooperation. Russia and Belarus began joint air exercises on Monday amid a buildup of forces in Belarus. Minsk called the drills, which will...

In 2023, Russia Paints a Picture of Economic Success

The World Bank has published a forecast for Russian economic growth in 2023, and the results aren’t pretty. According to its calculations, Russia's gross...

Daily Memo: Developments in Ukraine

Soledar update. Russia’s Defense Ministry said it gained control of the town of Soledar, in the eastern Donetsk region, on Thursday. According to the...

Daily Memo: Russia’s Military Reshuffle, US-Japan Security Cooperation

Russian shake-up. Russia’s Defense Ministry announced another reshuffle of the top brass in charge of the war in Ukraine following several high-profile setbacks for...

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