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AUKUS in 2024

The trilateral security partnership comprising the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia – known simply as AUKUS – is among the most interesting...

Daily Memo: Taiwan Holds Elections, Manila Reveals Plans for the South China Sea

Historic vote. Taiwan held presidential and legislative elections on Saturday. The ruling Democratic Progressive Party, led by Vice President Lai Ching-te, won a historic...

How New Zealand Could Save the Five Eyes

New Zealand’s new government was elected in October but has already signaled what its foreign policy will look like – and it revolves around...

Daily Memo: Russian Delegation in Niger, AUKUS Talks

Russia and Niger. A delegation of Russian defense officials reportedly arrived in Niger for talks with the country’s defense minister. The meeting took place...

Daily Memo: Ukraine Update, Azerbaijan-Serbia Energy Deals

Big year ahead. 2024 will be a decisive year in the Ukraine war, the head of Ukraine’s presidential office, Andriy Yermak, said while in...

Daily Memo: China and Australia Mend Ties, Iran’s Meeting With Hezbollah

Reboot. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese held talks in Beijing on Monday in another sign of easing tensions between...

Daily Memo: Russia’s Nuclear Drill, Erdogan’s Hamas Comments

Nuclear power. Russia on Wednesday conducted nuclear strike drills overseen by President Vladimir Putin. They involved the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile...

Daily Memo: Military Drills in Azerbaijan, Talks in Tehran

Show of force. Azerbaijan and Turkey began joint military exercises on Monday. The drills, which will run until Wednesday, will take place in Baku,...

The Race to Dominate Seabed Mining

The world can’t get enough of critical minerals. From 2017 to 2022, green energy projects alone boosted demand for lithium by roughly 200 percent,...

A US-Led Network to Contain China Takes Shape

On Aug. 18, U.S. President Joe Biden hosted the leaders of Japan and South Korea at Camp David for talks aimed at creating a...

Daily Memo: Israel-Libya Meeting Triggers Protests

Backlash. Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush was suspended after Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said he had met with her in Italy and discussed...

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