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Daily Memo: EU Defense, Russian Gas Exports

Plan for the future. Ahead of being elected to a second five-year term as president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen vowed...

Daily Memo: EU Migration, Disruptions in Global Shipping

European migration. The European Commission will propose changes to the bloc’s visa regime this month, according to a report by Euractiv. The outlet, citing...

Daily Memo: More Houthi Attacks, China in the Middle Corridor

Disruption in the Red Sea. Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched multiple attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea on Monday. U.S. Central Command reported...

Daily Memo: Iran’s President-elect Outlines Vision, Hamas Reacts to Israeli Strikes

Pezeshkian's priorities. Iranian President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian outlined his strategic vision for the country in an article for the Tehran Times. He emphasized the importance...

Daily Memo: Houthi Presence in Iraq, Solomon Island Leader in Beijing

Iraqi connections. Yemen’s Houthi rebels reportedly opened an office in Baghdad. The group apparently indirectly announced the existence of its coordination and communications office,...

Daily Memo: Moscow’s Message, China-Russia Naval Drills

Russian response. Russia will develop a military response to the future U.S. deployment of long-range missiles in Germany, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov...

Daily Memo: NATO’s Summit, Orban’s Debrief

NATO developments. At an alliance summit in Washington on Tuesday, several NATO allies pledged to send Ukraine air defense systems that Kyiv has said...

Daily Memo: Turkey-China Deal, Georgia’s EU Membership Bid

EV business. Turkey signed a $1 billion contract with the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, Chinese firm BYD. According to the deal, BYD...

Daily Memo: Junta Leaders Solidify West African Alliance, China and Belarus Hold Drills

Pulling away. Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger signed a new treaty that will cement an alliance they announced last year. The formalization of the...

Daily Memo: China-Philippines Talks, Russia-Mali Meeting

Deescalation. China and the Philippines held talks on Tuesday in Manila aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea following an incident two...

Daily Memo: German Intel Official in Lebanon, Orban in Kyiv

Reaching out. The deputy director of Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, Ole Diehl, met with the deputy leader of Hezbollah, Naim Qassem, in Lebanon, Lebanese...

Daily Memo: US Bases in Europe on Alert, Zelenskyy’s Model for Talks

Security warnings. Several U.S. military bases in Europe were placed on high alert over the weekend amid concerns over a possible terrorist attack. European...

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