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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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Cyber Security, Digital Transition, Technology Geopolitics & Worlds Global Topics In-Defense

Daily news – February 5, 2022

AFRICA African Union: Focus on Rights, Justice at Summit. Human Rights Watch: President Macky Sall of Senegal should ensure that civilian protection, human rights, and justice and accountability are the focus of the African Union’s agenda as he takes over leadership of the 55-country body, Human Rights Watch said today. The African Union (AU) summit is […]

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Cyber Security, Digital Transition, Technology Geopolitics & Worlds In-Defense

Daily news – February 4, 2022

AFRICA Strategies for financing Africa’s health sector. Vera Songwe, Brookings:  Never before in the last half century has Africa’s health care landscape seen so many changes and attracted so much interest. In fact, Africa’s health care sector would be worth an estimated $259 billion by 2030. While these trends reveal a lucrative opportunity for the private […]

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Cyber Security, Digital Transition, Technology Geopolitics & Worlds Global Topics In-Defense

Daily news – February 2, 2022 a.m.

AFGHANISTAN – NONSTATE ARMED ACTORS Nonstate threats in the Taliban’s Afghanistan. Joshua T. White, Brookings: While Afghanistan’s new Taliban leadership has been preoccupied with the near-term challenges of forming a government, managing internal tensions, and pursuing foreign recognition and funding to stave off an economic collapse, nonstate armed actors in Afghanistan have begun to assess […]

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Cyber Security, Digital Transition, Technology Geopolitics & Worlds In-Defense

Daily news – February 1, 2022 a.m.

GEOPOLITICS & WORLDS  Sulla crisi russo-ucraina (e dintorni). George Pearkes, Atlantic Council:  The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces appears increasingly likely. Over one hundred thousand Russian troops are massed at the border of neighboring Ukraine, there are allegations of cyber attacks and false flag operations, and reports Russia is withdrawing diplomatic staff. America has responded by threatening […]

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Cyber Security, Digital Transition, Technology Geopolitics & Worlds Global Topics In-Defense

Daily news – January 28, 2022

GEOPOLITICS & WORLDS La sicurezza nell’Europa dell’Est (work in progress) e varie complessità: Pavel E. Felgenhauer per The Jamestown Foundation: Russia and NATO Locked in High-Risk Standoff in Mediterranean and Black Seas Paul Globe per The Jamestown Foundation: Ukraine Crisis Elevates Importance of Gagauz in Russian Calculations Giorgi Menabde per The Jamestown Foundation: Georgians Support […]

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Cyber Security, Digital Transition, Technology Geopolitics & Worlds Global Topics In-Defense

Daily news – January 27, 2022 a.m.

GEOPOLITICS & WORLDS Sulla crisi russo-ucraina. Tracy Wilkinson per Los Angeles Times: U.S. refuses to budge on Ukraine in response to Russian demands – Politico: Will There Be a War Over Ukraine? 13 Putin Watchers Weigh In – Julian Borger per The Guardian: Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine – Conor […]

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Daily news – January 26, 2022

Sulla crisi russo-ucraina. Atlantic Council: The US bets big on NATO to deter Russia – Atlantic Council: Russian Hybrid Threats Report: A push to recognize Ukrainian regions as independent states – Michael John Williams per Atlantic Council: If Russia boosts its aggression against Ukraine, here’s what NATO could do – Paul Goble per The Jamestown Foundation: […]

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How the Biden administration can assure regional partners in the wake of the Houthi attacks on the UAE (William F. Wechsler, Atlantic Council)

The recent attacks on January 18 and 24 by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen on the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi clearly demonstrate, yet again, Tehran’s unique policy of routinely giving precision weapons to non-state proxies so that they can intentionally target civilians across borders. It’s worth reminding all objective observers in Washington—no […]

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Russian Hybrid Threats Report: Troops arrive in Belarus as propaganda narratives heat up (Atlantic Council)

As the crisis in Europe over Ukraine heats up, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) is keeping a close eye on Russia’s movements across the military, cyber, and information domains. With more than five years of experience monitoring the situation in Ukraine, as well as Russia’s use of propaganda and disinformation to undermine the US, […]

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The race is on for a digital dollar (Atlantic Council)

Ready for UncleSamCoin? It’s official: The Federal Reserve’s new report on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) has opened the door for the first time to the United States issuing its own digital currency. That marks an evolution from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s previous skepticism about a US digital currency, and it comes at a moment in which […]

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What if Russia invades Ukraine (again)? Consider these options for sanctions escalation (Brian O’Toole and Daniel Fried, Atlantic Council)

Just weeks into 2022—amid Western refusal to give into Kremlin demands for a sphere of domination in Central and Eastern Europe—intensified Russian attacks on Ukraine appear more likely than ever. Possibly coming at any time, according to the US government, these could include combinations of aggressive cyber or physical sabotage, assassinations, air and rocket assaults […]