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Corruption and Low Morale Still Plague China’s Military

It’s early days in the Year of the Dragon, but Beijing’s purge of the People’s Liberation Army shows no signs of stopping. The latest...

Daily Memo: Azerbaijan Attacks Armenian Outpost, Battle for Avdiivka Continues

Backtracking. Azerbaijan’s border service confirmed that it carried out a retaliatory operation on Tuesday that destroyed an Armenian military outpost on their shared border....

Putin’s Perspective on the Russia-Ukraine War

Russian President Vladimir Putin did something unprecedented last week: He held a two-hour press conference directed at the American public. It was not exactly...

Daily Memo: Russian Peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, Chinese Maneuvers in the South China Sea

Divided allies. Moscow will discuss the future of its peacekeeping operation in Nagorno-Karabakh only with Azerbaijan, Russia's deputy foreign minister said. Azerbaijan recaptured control...

The Big Picture of Mexican Exports

Mexico’s economy made headlines late last week when the latest data from the U.S. Commerce Department showed that, for the first time in more...

Daily Memo: US Allies Press for More Support

Calling on Washington. U.S. allies in the Middle East are calling on Washington for more support. The prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, Masrour Barzani,...

Turkey’s Time to Decide on Russia

On Feb. 4, Turkey’s foreign minister said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would visit Turkey sometime in February to meet with President Recep Tayyip...

Daily Memo: Hamas’ Proposal, US’ Top Importers

Counteroffer. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a plan proposed by Hamas to end the fighting in Gaza. The proposal, which came in response...

Azerbaijan, Armenia and a New Regional Security Architecture

Azerbaijan’s decisive military victory over Armenia last September has likely permanently altered the balance of power in the region. But although Azerbaijan has eliminated...

Daily Memo: Another Bank Blocks Russian Clients

Tightening the screws. China’s Chouzhou Commercial Bank is no longer conducting transactions with Russian and Belarusian clients, Russian business daily Vedomosti reported. Transactions using...

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