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Open newsletter – April 11, 2022 p.m.

TODAY:

  • AROUND THE WORLD
  • RUSSIA – UKRAINE (impact, reactions, consequences)

 

AROUND THE WORLD

Europe – Tunisia

  • Europe can show it cares for democracy by helping Tunisia, April 11. By Lorenzo Marsili, Al Jazeera. Barely two months after US President Joe Biden convened a “democracy summit” to rally the world’s democracies against rising authoritarianism, authoritarian Russia invaded democratic Ukraine. Since then, talk of a new cold war became ubiquitous. Many claim a new, global struggle between democracy and authoritarianism is under way, and demand everyone take a side. Such talk is dangerous – the scale of planetary challenges facing humanity does not afford us the luxury of such ideological fanaticism. (read more)

Nigeria

  • Nigeria: VP Yemi Osinbajo to run for president in 2023, April 11. By Al Jazeera. Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared he will run for the country’s top job next year, when incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to step down. Osinbajo becomes the latest figure from the two main parties to join the race to lead Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy. (read more)

Pakistan

Serbia

Syria

  • In north Syria, business hub hopes to drive recovery from war, April 11. By  , Reuters. In an industrial zone in northern Syria’s rebel-held city of Al-Bab, Abu Omar al-Shihabi’s smelter churns out iron bars he says can compete with any produced in Syria and beyond. The industrial zone is an unlikely business hub. It is located on the edge of a city which was once occupied by Islamic State and now sits between a Turkish border wall to the north and a frontline with Syrian government forces to the south. (read more)

Taiwan

  • Taiwan Mulls Lengthening Military Service, April 11. By Erin Hale, VoA. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought renewed attention to whether Taiwan’s civilian population would be ready to defend the island democracy if it ever faced an invading force from China. (read more)

RUSSIA – UKRAINE (impact, reactions, consequences)