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Daily Memo: Courting Russia, EU-China Deal Stalls

Armenian opposition courts Russia. The leader of one of Armenia’s largest opposition parties said the country should sign a security agreement with Russia and...

Israel Becomes the Middle East’s Superpower

Since its establishment in 1948, Israel has held military supremacy over its Arab neighbors, though they still treated it as a pariah state. Israel...

Daily Memo: US Sanctions Target Russia and China, Maneuvering in the Strait of Hormuz

New U.S. sanctions. The U.S. Commerce Department released a list of 45 Russian and 58 Chinese companies with military connections that will be subject...

The Intelligence Dilemma

The United States claims to have identified a massive Russian intelligence operation meant to gather secrets from corporations and the government. The line from...

Daily Memo: New UK Restrictions, Turkish Naval Drills in the Eastern Med

Blocking U.K. travel. The United Kingdom imposed tighter mobility restrictions in London and southeast England after a new, more infectious strain of COVID-19 was...

Europe After the Pandemic

Editor’s note: The following analysis is adapted from the forthcoming book, “Contemporary Geopolitics and Geoeconomics.” For the European Union, two events were supposed to define...

Daily Memo: Investing in Openness, and Destroyers

EU and China nearing investment treaty. China and the European Union are close to sealing an investment agreement by year’s end, EU officials said....

Jordan’s Uncertain Future

As a small, weak and fragmented country, Jordan fits the profile of a typical buffer state. It lies between stronger rival states and frequently...

Daily Memo: Turkey Sanctions Fallout

With friends like these. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that U.S. sanctions over his country’s purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems were...

Daily Memo: Brexit Buzz, Deceptive Economic Data

Hope for a deal. Optimism is growing that the European Union and the United Kingdom will reach a post-Brexit free trade deal, potentially by...

In Europe and China, a New Status Quo

2020 was supposed to be the “Year of Sino-European Friendship,” or so said Chinese state media last December. Eager to drive a stake in...

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