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Daily Memo: Latest Ukraine Aid Package, New START on Pause

Resupply. The United States announced a $1 billion military aid package for Ukraine that includes ammunition for rocket artillery and missile systems as well...

The Fallout Over Taiwan

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan predictably sparked outrage in China, which responded by flexing its muscles through some not-at-all subtle...

Daily Memo: Chinese Drills Continue, Truce in Gaza

Taiwan drills. China announced fresh military drills in the seas and airspace around Taiwan. The drills will focus on anti-submarine and sea assault operations....

Russia’s New Maritime Strategy

On July 31, just before the start of a naval parade, President Vladimir Putin approved Russia’s new maritime doctrine, replacing one that had been...

Daily Memo: Commodities Crunch

China responds. The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that it will halt military and climate cooperation with the U.S. because of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s...

America, War and the Atlantic

On Aug. 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia. Two days later, Germany declared war on France. The following day, Britain declared war on...

Daily Memo: Surrounded by Military Drills

Post-visit exercise. China is conducting large live-fire military exercises in six locations around Taiwan in the wake of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit...

Tunisia’s President Tightens His Grip on Power

In July 2021, Tunisian President Kais Saied staged a presidential coup, fired Prime Minister Hisham Mchichi, suspended the parliament and ruled by decree, arrogating...

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