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Daily Memo: Azerbaijan and Armenia Hold Peace Talks in Berlin

Mixed messages. The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan held talks in Germany on Wednesday on a possible peace agreement. The German foreign minister...

Daily Memo: Transdniestria Appeals to Moscow, Chinese Envoy Headed to Ukraine

Seeking protection. Local authorities in the Moldovan breakaway region of Transdniestria appealed to Moscow for protection amid “increasing pressure from Moldova.” According to local...

Daily Memo: European Leaders on a Ukraine Deployment, Houthis Attack Underwater Cables

No consensus. During a summit in Paris, European leaders discussed the possibility of sending ground forces to Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said on...

Daily Memo: Sahel Fallback, Peace Talks Invite

Sanctions U-turn. The Economic Community of West African States has taken significant steps toward re-engaging with the Sahel region's military juntas by lifting some...

Daily Memo: Armenia Pulls Away From Russia

Defiant. Armenia has suspended its participation in the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization, Armenian Prime Nikol Pashinian said in a new interview with France24....

Daily Memo: Turkey-Russia Trade, Macron Hosts Armenian Leader

Sanctions fallout. Turkish exports to Russia decreased in January by 30 percent from $792 million to $551 million compared to the same period last...

Daily Memo: Turkey Arrests Suspected Spies, Russia Talks to Hamas

Suspected spies. Turkish police detained six people suspected of spying on Uyghurs in Turkey and passing on the information to Chinese intelligence, Turkish media...

Daily Memo: Israel’s Economy Plunges, China Cuts Mortgage Reference Rate

Counting costs. Israel’s economy contracted by 19.4 percent on an annualized basis in the fourth quarter of 2023, the largest decline since early 2020,...

Daily Memo: Armenia Pivots to the West, EU Eyes Turkish Drones

Pushing Russia out. Armenia is considering scrapping Russian bases located on its territory, Armenian news outlet Hraparak reported. According to the report, the government...

Daily Memo: Germany and Ukraine Sign Security Deal, Israel Offers New Plan

Backing Ukraine. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a security pact in Berlin on Friday. With the deal, which likely...

Daily Memo: South China Sea Security, Russian Budget Deficit

Making an effort? Manila is committed to holding talks on a code of conduct between China and Southeast Asian countries to prevent confrontations in...

Daily Memo: Serbia and Greece Talk Business, Myanmar to Call Up Conscripts

Growing partnership. Serbia plans to buy a 5-10 percent stake in either the Thessaloniki or Piraeus port in Greece to increase its export potential,...

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