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Disruptions to Undersea Cables

Unconfirmed reports from Israeli media suggest that underwater data cables near Yemen in the Red Sea – the AAE-1, Seacom, Europe India Gateway and...

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...

Pakistan’s Western Frontier in Growing Peril

Over the past two decades, Pakistan has gradually shifted its strategic focus from its eastern frontier with India, its historical rival, toward the two...

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...

Maoist Methods Are Making a Comeback in Xi’s China

Chinese leaders are reverting to Maoist-era socialist policies to support the country’s crumbling economy and strengthen social control. Specifically, the government is reassuming control...

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...

Europe’s Strategic Moment

It’s been two years since Russia invaded Ukraine, so it’s time to lay out the strategic situation as I see it. In February 2022,...

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...

The Limits of Russian-North Korean Relations

Some 100 Russian citizens visited North Korea this month, stopping at the capital of Pyongyang before braving the slopes of a nearby ski resort....

European Farmer Protests

(click to enlarge) Farmer protests have recently surged across Europe, shaking its agricultural heartlands. In Poland, a deep and broadening coalition of farmers is forming...

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....

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