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Daily Memo: US and Japan to Overhaul Defense Partnership

Major U.S.-Japan upgrade. U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed to upgrade command and control and boost military operability and...

Daily Memo: AUKUS Expansion, Beijing-Taiwan Relations

Expanding alliance. South Korea, New Zealand and Canada are under consideration as potential partners on high-tech projects with the AUKUS security grouping, according to...

Daily Memo: Eurasian Security Cooperation, Turkey-Israel Spat

NATO not welcome. Russia and China agreed to discuss greater security cooperation in Eurasia to resist U.S. pressure, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said...

Daily Memo: Lavrov Arrives in Beijing, Ex-Wagner Fighters Join Chechen Unit

Russia and China. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived on Monday in China for talks on bilateral relations, the situation in Ukraine and the...

Daily Memo: Russia-Turkey Trade Backslides, Somalia and Ethiopia Quarrel

Trade disruption. Russia’s trade with Turkey, a key supplier for the sanctions-hit government in Moscow, has stalled because of tightening Western sanctions, according to...

Daily Memo: US Reassures Azerbaijan, Israel Prepares Its Troops

Clarification. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reassured Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev that a meeting of the U.S., the EU and Armenia set for...

Daily Memo: Syria-Iran Talks, Security Summit in Astana

Debrief. The presidents of Syria and Iran spoke by phone about Israel’s strike on the Iranian Consulate in Damascus earlier this week, Iranian news...

Daily Memo: Israel Bombs an Iranian Consulate

Consulate attack. On April 1, the Israeli air force struck an Iranian consulate in Damascus, where military advisers from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps...

Daily Memo: Local Elections in Turkey, Laborers Flee Russia

Turkish elections. Turkey’s main opposition party is leading in mayoral races in the country’s three largest cities following nationwide local elections on Sunday. According...

Daily Memo: Biden on Arab Recognition of Israel

Gaza update. Speaking at a fundraiser in New York, U.S. President Joe Biden reportedly said Arab states were ready to fully recognize Israel as...

Daily Memo: Moscow’s North Korea Connections, Russia-Kazakhstan Deal on Oil Exports

Russia and North Korea. The director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergei Naryshkin, visited Pyongyang for talks with the North Korean minister of state...

Daily Memo: Russia Blocks Kyrgyz Citizens, Azerbaijan on Armenia’s Foreign Relations

Raising concerns. Russia denied entry into the country to 40 Kyrgyz citizens, Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. The Central Asian country warned...

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