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Daily Memo: Chinese Military Power, Clashes in Northern Ireland

Nuclear buildup. China is planning to quadruple its stockpile of deliverable nuclear weapons by 2030, according to the latest version of the Pentagon’s annual...

The Trouble With Establishing Democracy in Sudan

Since gaining independence from the British in 1956, Sudan has experienced only intermittent periods of democratic rule. Although the British encouraged the rise of...

Daily Memo: Taiwan Rumors and Visits, US-Russian Spy Meeting

China and Taiwan. China has reportedly been cracking down on a surge of online speculation about a possible cross-strait conflict with Taiwan. Like many...

The Geopolitics of Crimea

Cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey is intensifying. Just a few days ago, the Ukrainian military used Turkish-made drones to strike fighters in Donbass, a...

Daily Memo: Russian-Syrian Exercises, Chinese Food and Energy Supplies

Syrian maneuvers. Russia and Syria conducted several simultaneous joint flight exercises from Syrian airfields. The main maneuvers took place around the Tiyas air base,...

A Long-Term US Strategy for Latin America

When U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken admitted last month that the U.S. had a mixed record on improving civilian security in Latin American...

Daily Memo: Eurozone Growth Continues, Supply Chain Costs Add Up

Europe's economic performance. Economic growth in the eurozone continued in the third quarter, reaching 2.2 percent – up slightly from 2.1 percent in the...

Daily Memo: Relief on the Way for Europe’s Gas Crunch

European replenishment. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Gazprom to refill European natural gas storage facilities beginning next month to help ease the Continent’s energy...

Why Uprisings in the Middle East Fail

The uprisings in 2010-11 against autocratic Arab regimes stunned the world. The region’s ruling oligarchs were known for systematically suppressing even the slightest manifestations...

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