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Daily Memo: Turkey-Russia Trade, Macron Hosts Armenian Leader

Sanctions fallout. Turkish exports to Russia decreased in January by 30 percent from $792 million to $551 million compared to the same period last...

Russian Influence in Congo

Last week, protests erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo. What began in Kinshasa near U.S. and French embassies and U.N. compounds eventually spread...

Daily Memo: Turkey Arrests Suspected Spies, Russia Talks to Hamas

Suspected spies. Turkish police detained six people suspected of spying on Uyghurs in Turkey and passing on the information to Chinese intelligence, Turkish media...

Israel and Saudi Arabia’s Bumpy Road to Peace

Ever since Riyadh gave its tacit approval for the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to establish diplomatic ties with Israel in 2020, Saudi Arabia...

Daily Memo: Israel’s Economy Plunges, China Cuts Mortgage Reference Rate

Counting costs. Israel’s economy contracted by 19.4 percent on an annualized basis in the fourth quarter of 2023, the largest decline since early 2020,...

On the Death of Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny was an opponent of the Russian regime, and for his trouble, he was sent to prison – a gulag, as it was...

Daily Memo: Armenia Pivots to the West, EU Eyes Turkish Drones

Pushing Russia out. Armenia is considering scrapping Russian bases located on its territory, Armenian news outlet Hraparak reported. According to the report, the government...

Washington Remains Committed to Venezuela’s Transition

It’s no secret that the United States wants regime change in Venezuela. Since 2019, Washington has intensified its efforts toward that end by boosting...

Daily Memo: Germany and Ukraine Sign Security Deal, Israel Offers New Plan

Backing Ukraine. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a security pact in Berlin on Friday. With the deal, which likely...

Additional Thoughts on the Putin Interview

On Tuesday, we published an article I wrote on Tucker Carlson’s interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. I believe the interview revealed a great...

Daily Memo: South China Sea Security, Russian Budget Deficit

Making an effort? Manila is committed to holding talks on a code of conduct between China and Southeast Asian countries to prevent confrontations in...

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