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Daily Memo: Gazprom in Trouble, EU-Moldova Deal

Deepening cracks. The Russian government issued a decree instructing state-owned energy firm Gazprom not to pay dividends for 2023. Earlier this month, Gazprom reported...

Daily Memo: China Targets US Firms, Israel’s Gantz Issues Ultimatum

Backlash from Beijing. China’s Ministry of Commerce added three U.S. companies to its list of “unreliable entities” for selling arms to Taiwan. Boeing and...

Daily Memo: Putin-Xi Talks, Armenian Backlash

Putin in China. Chinese President Xi Jinping held informal talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing on Thursday. At the meeting, Xi said...

Daily Memo: China and Russia Discuss Sanctions Workarounds, Military Ties

No limits. China and Russia will create the financial infrastructure to sanction-proof payments between their countries, expand the scale of joint military exercises and...

Daily Memo: Plans for Postwar Gaza, British Naval Power

Keeping peace. The United States is calling on Arab states to join a postwar peacekeeping force in Gaza, according to the Financial Times. Washington...

Daily Memo: Israel-Turkey Tensions, India-Iran Port Deal

Israel and Turkey. Israel began returning its diplomats to Turkey earlier this month after withdrawing them last year for “security reasons,” the Middle East...

Daily Memo: Red Sea Tensions, Russian Reshuffle

Iranian plans. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Yemeni Houthi rebels reportedly plan to attack military bases in Eritrea that supply the U.S....

Daily Memo: Russia Strikes Kharkiv Region, Armenian and Azerbaijani Ministers Meet

Kharkiv assault. Russian forces launched a large assault on the border areas of the Kharkiv region in northeastern Ukraine on Friday. The Ukrainian Defense...

Daily Memo: Iran Shores Up Ties, Armenia Withdraws Funds From Russia-led Grouping

Iranian allies. The commander of Iran’s Quds Force, Esmail Qaani, reportedly visited Lebanon and Iraq in recent weeks. According to local reports, he was...

Daily Memo: US Weapons for Israel, China-Serbia Trade Deal

Waning support. The United States last week delayed the delivery of bombs to Israel over concerns they could be used in an offensive on...

Daily Memo: Iranian Outsourcing, Israeli Forces in Rafah

Weapons in Yemen. Iran is building drone and ballistic missile factories in Yemen to avoid targeting by future U.S. and Israeli attacks, Kuwaiti newspaper...

Daily Memo: Russian Drills, Xi in France

Russian response. Russia announced that it will hold drills simulating the use of tactical nuclear weapons after France and the United Kingdom made comments...

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