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Anzac Day, Memorial Day and the Geopolitics of a Friendship

In history, and in the history of my family, Memorial Day and Anzac Day are intimately bound. On Memorial Day, which comes next month,...

Brief: Former French Generals Sign Threatening Letter

Background: France in recent years has experienced intense bouts of social unrest as well as attacks by Islamist extremists. On April 21, 20 former...

Daily Memo: Italy, EU Agree on Plan for Recovery Funds

EU deadline approaches. The Italian government announced over the weekend that it had reached an agreement with the European Union on how to spend...

China’s Financial Brinksmanship

It’s becoming something of a semi-annual tradition in China: A major bank or company misses an earnings report or bond repayment, or finds some...

Daily Memo: French Fishermen Protest Delays, Venezuelan Farmers Issue Warnings

Fishing frustrations. French fishermen blocked trucks carrying fish caught in U.K. waters from entering a major French fishing port in protest against difficulties in...

Daily Memo: Russians Rally for Navalny, Brussels Takes Aim at AstraZeneca

Rallying for Navalny. Supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is currently on a hunger strike, held rallies in multiple Russian cities...

Algeria and Morocco: Caught in a Losing Battle Over Regional Dominance

For more than a decade, Algeria and Morocco have been locked in a costly arms race. Their shared border has been closed since 1994,...

Daily Memo: Putin Warns the West, Prague Calls for Backup

The state of Putin’s nation. In his annual address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin covered all the usual subjects: difficulties in...

Uruguay in the Spotlight

After a comparatively hands-off approach to Latin America after the Cold War, the United States is in the process of reengaging with the region....

Brief: Russian Plane Violates Colombian Airspace

Background: Russia has long been eager to expand its influence in Latin America, but the region’s distance from Moscow and proximity to the United...

Daily Memo: Philippine Threats Over the South China Sea, Deal to End Georgia’s Political Stalemate

Philippine threats. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is threatening to send warships to confront Chinese vessels in Philippine-claimed waters in the South China Sea –...

Remembering al-Qaida

The United States invaded Afghanistan 20 years ago, soon after the attack on Sept. 11, 2001. By 2008, then-President Barack Obama made it a...

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The State of the Israeli-Gaza Conflict

The origins of the modern Arab-Israeli conflict are pretty well known. Gaza, the narrow...

Daily Memo: Israel and Hamas Trade Blows, Turkey Suggests Peacekeepers

Israeli-Palestinian crisis. The Israeli air force said it destroyed at least 500 targets in...

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