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Open newsletter – february 25, 2022

RUSSIA – UKRAINE (impact, reactions)  Brookings Even before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine earlier today, several commentators, including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, argued convincingly that a Russian occupation of more of Ukraine, perhaps including Kyiv, would lead to an insurgency like that which the Soviet Union faced in Afghanistan in the 1980s. […]

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Open newsletter – february 23, 2022

ASIA A divide is emerging between how the Asia Pacific region has responded to the Omicron wave of COVID-19, and how North American and Western European countries have responded. East Asia Forum, Jeremy Youde: Asia’s cautious approach to Omicron AUSTRALIA One of the former Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade officials involved with a new […]

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Daily news – February 10, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Brookings, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Global Times, Reuters, The Jamestown Foundation AFRICA Africa needs smarter investment in digital infrastructure: Strategies for enticing the private sector. Tara Nathan, Brookings: Weak infrastructure is widely accepted as a fundamental limitation to growth in Africa. Governments in the region struggle to meet […]

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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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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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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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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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Daily news – January 29, 2022 a.m.

GEOPOLITICS & WORLDS Normandia process e gli obiettivi di Russia e Ucraina. Vladimir Socor per The Jamestown Foundation: On January 26, in Paris, senior political advisors to the Russian, Ukrainian, German and French heads of state and government convened to “reanimate” (such is the term in circulation) the quadrilateral “Normandy” process of consultations. Moscow, Kyiv […]

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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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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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Space Force expands on-orbit ‘neighborhood watch’ mission with two new tracking satellites (Courtney Albon, Defense News)

The U.S. Space Force just launched two new space domain awareness satellites, expanding the capability of its Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program and boosting the accuracy of the service’s on-orbit tracking constellation. The Northrop Grumman-built satellites launched Jan. 21 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, flying on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. […]

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Baltic states tout US-approved weapon shipments to Ukraine (Sebastian Sprenger, Defense News)

The Baltic states have received approval from Washington to send American-made weaponry to Ukraine to help the country fend off a potential Russian invasion, according to a Jan. 21 joint statement by the defense ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The announcement is the latest effort by select NATO allies to shore up Ukraine’s defenses, as […]