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Daily Memo: Azerbaijan and Armenia Negotiate Details of Peace Treaty

Baku's stipulations. Azerbaijan sent Armenia five principles that it says should form the basis of a draft peace agreement. The principles include mutual respect...

Daily Memo: US and Denmark Reach Defense Deal

More access. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen signed a defense cooperation agreement in Washington. The 10-year...

Daily Memo: China-Philippines Tension, Regional Conflicts on the Rise

Colliding in the South China Sea. A Philippine boat and a Chinese ship collided on Sunday near a contested reef in the South China...

Daily Memo: Azerbaijan and Armenia Agree to Work Toward Normalization

Moving forward. Armenia and Azerbaijan expressed their intention to normalize relations and sign a peace deal in a joint statement on Thursday. They also...

Daily Memo: Mexico’s Foreign Minister in Beijing

Mexico and China. Mexican Foreign Minister Alicia Barcena met with Chinese Vice President Han Zheng in Beijing on Wednesday. Han called for consolidating ties...

Daily Memo: US Discusses Task Force to Protect Ships in the Red Sea

Red Sea security. Iran has reportedly deployed three ships – a support ship, a bulk carrier converted for reconnaissance missions and a container ship...

Daily Memo: Intel Chiefs Meeting in Doha, China-Myanmar Drills

Israel developments. Intelligence chiefs from the U.S., Israel and Egypt met on Tuesday with Qatar’s prime minister in Doha to discuss terms for extending...

Daily Memo: Iran-Turkey Meeting Postponed, Japan and Vietnam Move Closer

Iranian diplomacy and defense. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi postponed a visit to the Turkish capital planned for Tuesday without giving a reason or a...

Daily Memo: Russia’s Budget Gap, Turkey’s Gas Hub

Russian deficit. Russia’s Finance Ministry plans to make the governors of select regions personally responsible for the country’s ballooning budget deficit. The heads of...

Daily Memo: Cease-fire in Gaza, Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Deal reached. Israel and Hamas agreed to a four-day cease-fire. According to various sources, Hamas will release 50 hostages it captured during its Oct....

Daily Memo: Closer to a Pause in Gaza

Almost there. Israel and Hamas continue to progress toward a temporary cease-fire to allow the exchange of Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners. The Israeli...

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