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Daily Memo: India Restricts Rice Exports, US Offers Aid for Allies

Rice restrictions. India announced on Thursday new restrictions on exports of certain types of rice in a bid to lower domestic prices after months...

1991: False Dawn

Editor’s note: Last February, Russia invaded Ukraine in what was merely the newest iteration of Russia’s timeless struggle for strategic depth. In doing so,...

Daily Memo: Belarus Launches Military Drills

Drills near Poland. Belarus announced new military exercises to take place at its Brest training ground, near the Polish border, as well as in...

Political Apathy in Lebanon

Political apathy is a universal problem, but its causes and intensity vary from one country to another. In a democracy, apathy is attributable mainly...

Daily Memo: Russia Branches Out

Eastern partners. During the Eastern Economic Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Myanmar Prime Minister Min Aung Hlaing to discuss bilateral trade, noting...

Russia’s Objectives in Iran

Roughly six months in, the Russian economy has thus far managed to withstand the pressure of Western sanctions imposed as a result of the...

Daily Memo: Angsty About Energy

European protests. Some 70,000 residents in Prague took part in a protest to demand the government’s resignation over spiraling energy prices. Protests also broke...

America’s Institutional Crisis

In my latest book, “The Storm Before the Calm,” I predicted that the U.S. would go through a massive social crisis in the 2020s....

Daily Memo: Russia’s Oil Exports, India’s New Aircraft Carrier

Russian exports. Russian state pipeline operator Transneft says oil deliveries increased to 82 million tons in the first seven months of this year compared...

Daily Memo: Russia and Serbia Launch Drills

Russian drills. Russia began its Vostok 2022 military exercises at the Russian Eastern Military District’s training grounds, in the Sea of Okhotsk and in...

The Dilemma of Resolving the Syrian Conflict

The Syrian conflict has largely disappeared from the headlines as the country’s political situation has reached a stalemate. But the protracted war often starts...

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