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Geostrategic magazine (november 2, 2022 pm)

All that is taken up here, in the complexity of open sources, does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Global Eye

TOPICS

  • (Climate Finance) Crisis Group. The twenty-seventh annual UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) is scheduled to kick off 6 November in Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt, and “climate financing” is high on the agenda. Giving Countries in Conflict Their Fair Share of Climate Finance
  • (COP27) Ruth Townend, Chatham House. COP27 takes place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt and marks 30 years since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted and seven years since the Paris Agreement was agreed at COP21. What are the key issues at COP27?
  • (Digital & Tech) Alex Krasodomski, Chatham House. Elon Musk buying Twitter is a reminder that the power of platforms in shaping the digital public sphere means they should not be in the hands of billionaires. Democratic infrastructure must not be owned by the few

WORLDS

  • (China)
  • (India – ASEAN)  Debasis Bhattacharya, VIF. The momentous convergence of strategic interests in India-ASEAN relations over the years has enormously propelled robust cooperation between the two sides on multidimensional issues of mutual interests. India-ASEAN Relations: Growing Convergence
  • (India – Nagorno Karabakh) Aditya Bhan, ORF. Much buzz has been generated in New Delhi’s foreign policy circles about the recently concluded government-to-government deal with Yerevan to supply Armenian armed forces with PINAKA multi-barrel rocket launchers (MBRL), anti-tank munitions, and a wide range of ammunitions and warlike stores worth US $250 million. However, India needs to carefully comprehend the strategic ramifications of the export decision, in order to shape an effective Eurasian policy moving ahead. India’s PINAKA export to Armenia positions it against pan-Turkism
  • (Iran) RUSI. With protests continuing across the country, Dr Neil Melvin is joined by Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Senior Research Fellow, RUSI International Security Studies, to consider Iran’s future as it faces a changing regional and global security. They assess whether the protests can be a catalyst for domestic reform, and how these internal developments are shaping Iran’s foreign policy. What are the implications of Tehran’s growing relationship with Moscow for the war against Ukraine? What might future regional relations between Iran and China look like? Episode 36: Iran Confronts Domestic and Regional Change
  • (North Korea – Russia) Aamer Madhani, AP, Defense News. The White House on Wednesday accused North Korea of covertly shipping a “significant number” of artillery shells to Russia in support of its invasion of Ukraine. North Korea covertly shipping artillery to Russia, says White House
  • (Russia – Ukraine) Chad P. Bown, PIIE. Russia’s war on Ukraine: A sanctions timeline
  • (Russia – Ukraine) Jack Watling, Nick Reynolds, RUSI. Russia’s campaign to systematically degrade Ukraine’s energy infrastructure creates an urgent humanitarian challenge, but it must not distract from the importance of ensuring the sustainability of support to Ukraine’s armed forces. Winter is Coming: Russia Turns to Countervalue Targeting
  • (Singapore) Mike Yeo, Defense News. Singapore has officially inaugurated its fourth military branch as it seeks to combat modern threats in the digital domain, as well as leverage emerging technologies in this domain. Singapore unveils new cyber-focused military service
  • (South Sudan) Crisis Group. Stresses brought about by climate change – including record-breaking droughts, floods and heat extremes – are an important driver of internal displacement in the Global South. The impact that displacement in turn has on conflict dynamics is amplified in fragile states, where political instability and poor governance undermine climate resilience, impede humanitarian support and pave the way for communal friction. A prime example is South Sudan, reeling from its recent civil war, where four consecutive years of historic flooding have exacerbated food and livelihood insecurity. Rising waters have sent pastoralists fleeing south, where their presence has increased tensions and contributed to violence in the Equatoria region. Floods in South Sudan
  • (UK – Eastern Africa) Michael Jones, Simon Rynn, Elijah Glantz, RUSI. A new RUSI project, ‘Furthering Global Britain?’ Reviewing the Foreign Policy Effect of UK Engagement in Eastern Africa’, examines how the UK has deployed its development, defence and diplomacy toolkit in Eastern Africa in support of a Global Britain agenda. Furthering Global Britain? An Overview of UK Engagement in Eastern Africa
  • (USA) Kartikeya Pandey, VIF. The new National Security Strategy of the United States, the first of Biden’s administration, outlined the government’s intentions for dealing with China, Russia, and its consideration of India, as well as its perceptions towards these countries.  ‘Tagging’ the Major Powers: US National Security Strategy
  • (USA) Seema Sirohi, ORF. With midterm elections just a week away and voter anxiety about inflation, gas, and food prices at peak levels, polls show the Democrats are likely to lose control of the House of Representatives while barely clinging on to the Senate. Democrats bracing for bad times in Midterm Polls
  • (USA) Manoj Joshi, ORF. The US NDS has higher budgets, a focus on the threat from China, and the need for rapid development and deployment of advanced technologies. What the 2022 US National Defence Strategy reveals about the international security scenario
  • (USA) Megan Eckstein, Defense News. U.S. Navy officials are worried the service in the 2030s may have just enough nuclear-armed submarines to meet operational requirements — but no extras in case one becomes unavailable. US Navy wants to avoid shortfall of nuke-armed subs in 2030s