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Geostrategic Diary – June 7, 2022 p.m.

First published in The Science of Where Magazine

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THINK TANKS & GLOBAL NEWS

DIGITAL, TECH, CYBER

  • June 7, 2022. By Jan-Peter KleinhansJulia HessWiebke Denkena, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung. The global chip shortages led to severe disruptions in many end-customer industries, such as automotive and medical equipment. To anticipate and ideally alleviate future chip shortages, Europe is proposing a highly granular government supply chain monitoring in the upcoming EU Chips Act. Similar plans are also discussed within the EU-US Trade and Technology Council. Based on the assessment that there is a lack of transparency within the global semiconductor value chain and information asymmetries between suppliers and end-customers, the European Commission wants Member States to monitor ‘early warning indicators’ to ensure supply security for end-customer industries.  Governments’ role in the global semiconductor value chain #1
  • June 6, 2022. By Jiwon Ma, Trevor Logan, FDD. The U.S. Department of the Treasury in May sanctioned a major digital-currency mixer, Blender.io, which North Korea has used to launder $20.5 million in funds stolen from a gaming-focused blockchain project known as the Ronin Network. While Treasury’s move deserves praise, inconsistent international enforcement of anti-money laundering (AML) protocols has left hackers with multiple outlets capable of laundering their illicit funds, thereby undermining U.S. sanctions against Pyongyang. Treasury Sanctions Cryptocurrency Exchange, But International Enforcement Still Lacking

AROUND THE WORLD

Africa

  • June 7, 2022. By Emanuele Rossi, Formiche. La demografia, le democrazie emergenti, una serie di nuove generazioni vivaci. Oltre le crisi, l’Africa è il continente del futuro. Oggetto di interessi delle potenze, a cui gli africani chiedono di non essere intrappolati nel confronto globale. Mondo Africa. Il continente in mezzo allo scontro tra potenze

Bosnia

Canada

  • June 7, 2022. By World Nuclear News. After more than eight years of preparation, Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has completed a full-scale demonstration of the engineered barriers that will safely contain and isolate the country’s used nuclear fuel in a deep geological repository. Repository engineering demonstration success for NWMO : Waste & Recycling

Finland

Gaza Strip

  • June 7, 2022. By  and , Reuters. An independent commission of inquiry set up by the U.N. Human Rights Council after the 2021 Gaza war said Israel must do more than end the occupation of land Palestinians want for a state, according to a report released on Tuesday. UN-mandated rights inquiry rebukes Israel for seeking ‘complete control’
  • June 7, 2022. By Shira EfronKim Noach, Noa Shusterman, INSS. Major heat waves, floods, rising sea levels, and less rainfall: while the Israeli security establishment continuously reviews the effect of Gaza’s economic plight on the security situation, it ignores a factor that could wield decisive influence on the possibility of quiet or escalation in the Gaza Strip – climate change. Therefore, INSS, with the International Committee of the Red Cross, convened a special conference on the issue. The findings presented are presented in this article. The Gaza Strip and the Climate Crisis

IAEA – Iran

  • June 6, 2022. By David Albright, Sarah Burkhard, Andrea Stricker, FDD. This report summarizes and assesses information in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) quarterly safeguards report for May 30, 2022, Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 (2015), including Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Analysis of IAEA Iran Verification and Monitoring Report – May 2022

India

Italy – China

  • June 7, 2022. By Gabriele Carrer, Formiche. Efort Intelligent Equipment, società legata a Pechino, voleva aumentare la sua partecipazione in Robox, azienda del Novarese (dal 40% al 49%). Ma il governo si è opposto all’operazione utilizzando i poteri speciali. È il quinto veto in 17 mesi per fermare le mire del Dragone sulla terza economia europea. Draghi blocca gli affari cinesi su un gioiello della robotica italiana

Pakistan

Palestine

Russia

Russia – Ukraine

Slovenia

  • June 7, 2022. By World Nuclear News. Slovenia has a “comprehensive, robust and well-functioning system” for used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. However, it noted areas where it could be further enhanced. IAEA assesses Slovenia’s radwaste programme : Waste & Recycling

Syria

  • June 7, 2022. By Reuters. Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar told Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu in a call on Tuesday that Turkey would respond to moves aimed at disrupting stability in northern Syria, his office said, as Ankara gears for talks with Moscow ahead of an expected offensive in the region. Turkey tells Russia it will respond to destabilising moves in north Syria
  • June 7, 2022. By The Syrian Observer. Prime Minister, Eng. Hussein Arnous, discussed on Monday with the Iranian Minister of Health, Dr. Bahram Ayn Allah and the accompanying delegation ways of enhancing cooperation between Syria and Iran in the fields of pharmaceutical industries, equipment, medical supplies, scientific research, medical tourism, and the exchange of students and professors. Syria Discusses Ways to Enhance Cooperation in Health Sector with Russia, Iran
  • June 7, 2022. By The Syrian Observer. The positions of frontlines remain unchanged in northern Syria, despite the high frequency of Turkish attacks and the Erdogan regime’s continued threats to occupy the border strip at a depth of 30 kilometres. Lines of Contact Unchanged, Army Reinforcing its Forces North of Raqqa
  • June 7, 2022. By The Syrian Observer. As the value of the Syrian pound deteriorates due to the economic crisis hitting the country, shop owners in the capital, Damascus, are requesting annual rent for their shops in US dollars instead of the Syrian pound. Shop Owners in Damascus Charge Rent in USD
  • June 7, 2022. By The Syrian Observer. Recently, Russia appears to have started increasing its economic activity in Syria, which has followed Iran’s exploitation of the Russian preoccupation with invasions of Ukrainian territory. In this context, Iran was presented with an opportunity to increase its economic influence in Syria.  Fearing Iranian Expansion, Russia Increases Economic Activity in Syria
  • June 7, 2022. By The Syrian Observer. Three civilians, including two children, were wounded in a YPG attack in northwestern Syria on Monday. YPG Attack Injures 3 Civilians in Azaz
  • June 7, 2022. By The Syrian Observer. A high-level UN delegation, accompanied by the Chief of Iraq’s National Security Service, made a trip to al-Hol Camp in Hassakeh Governorate, northeastern Syria on June 5th. UN Delegation Visits Syria’s al-Hol Camp, Urges Repatriation

Ukraine – Poland

Ukraine – South Korea

USA – North Korea

Vatican

Venezuela – Turkey

DEFENSE, MILITARY, SPACE

PERSPECTIVES

  • June 7, 2022. By , Foreign Affairs. In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the world appears to be at an inflection point. Business leaders have declared the acceleration of deglobalization and sounded the alarm about a new period of stagflation. Academics have decried the return of conquest and hailed the renewal of transatlantic ties. And countries are rethinking almost every aspect of their foreign policies, including trade, defense spending, and military alliances. The New Energy Order