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Daily Memo: Western Warnings for Ukraine

Concerns over Russian troops. Ukraine’s Western allies have warned that Russia is massing troops on the Ukrainian border. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken...

A New Mutually Assured Destruction

To whatever extent the U.S. and China are truly sliding toward a zero-sum Cold War-type rivalry, Beijing appears to be game at least for...

Daily Memo: Paris Hosts Talks on Libya

Libya talks. France is hosting an international summit on Libya on Friday ahead of Libyan elections set for Dec. 24. The conference will be...

Daily Memo: Xi’s Take on Chinese History

Xi makes his intentions clear. At a four-day Central Committee plenum that wrapped up on Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping pushed through a resolution...

The Fourth Saudi State

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has fundamentally changed the Saudi system of governance established by his grandfather decades ago. In his drive to...

Daily Memo: More on the Border Crisis in Europe

Border crisis. The situation at the Polish-Belarusian border is still tense. Last night, scores of immigrants tried to breach Poland’s border, at least according...

The Fate of Northern Ireland

Tensions are rising again in Northern Ireland. Over the past week, pro-British gangs twice hijacked and torched buses in the Belfast area, and protesters...

Daily Memo: New Belarus Sanctions, Sounding Alarms About China

Testing boundaries. The president of the European Commission on Monday called on member states to impose new sanctions on Belarus, which Brussels accused of...

Canada, Mexico and America’s Reality

The United States lives in a fundamentally unique geopolitical reality. It’s the only major power that doesn’t face the risk of a land war,...

Russian Migration Policies: Safety First

Despite the internal economic difficulties caused by the COVID-19 lockdowns and sanctions pressure, Russia has continued to expand its influence in Central Asia using...

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