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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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Open newsletter – february 22, 2022

AFGHANISTAN The Taliban is creating a “grand army” for Afghanistan that will include officers and troops who served the old regime, says the official tasked with overseeing the military’s transformation. Latifullah Hakimi, head of the Taliban’s Ranks Clearance Commission, also told a news conference on Monday that they had repaired half the 81 helicopters and planes […]

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

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 9, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Brookings, East Asia Forum, Global Times, Key4Biz, Reuters, RFE RL, The Jamestown Foundation, ThinkChina, US Department of State  AFRICA The criticality of climate finance for Africa. Amar Bhattacharya, Brookings: Climate finance will be critical for enabling Africa to adapt to the growing impacts of climate change and to ensure that its […]

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

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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Geopolitics & Worlds In-Defense

Daily news – February 4, 2022 p.m.

AFGHANISTAN What the US and its allies left behind in Afghanistan. Amin Saikal, The Strategist: The Afghanistan war is over for the United States and its allies. But the suffering of the Afghan people has multiplied under the extremist, repressive rule of the Taliban in the name of Islam. No country today is in as […]

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Geopolitics & Worlds

China-Israel economic cooperation flourishes in 30 years of diplomatic ties (Zhang Hongpei, Global Times)

Ties between China and Israel have strengthened, with bilateral trade and economic cooperation continuing to grow over the past two years, despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and there remains great potential for future cooperation, as the two countries mark 30th anniversary of the establishment of China-Israel diplomatic relations. China-Israel economic cooperation flourishes […]

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Why Biden’s Jerusalem consulate promise remains unfulfilled (Ali Harb, Al Jazeera)

The United States’s diplomatic presence in Jerusalem predates the establishment of the State of Israel by nearly a century, and an American consulate in the holy city provided services to Palestinians in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza since 1967. That is, until former President Donald Trump closed it in 2019. Why Biden’s Jerusalem consulate promise […]

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Israel police chief orders probe into NSO spyware claims (Al Jazeera)

Israel’s police chief says he has ordered an extensive investigation into a newspaper’s claims that the police force had used controversial Israeli spyware to hack the phones of protesters, mayors and other citizens under investigation without proper authorisation. Earlier this week, a Hebrew-language business paper published an investigative report claiming that the police had used the NSO […]

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Israel inks $3.4 billion submarine deal with Germany (The Associated Press, Defense News)

Israel signed a €3 billion (U.S. $3.4 billion) deal Thursday to buy three cutting-edge submarines from Germany, the Israeli Defense Ministry announced. The Dakar-class diesel-electric submarines will be produced by German manufacturer ThyssenKrupp and are expected to be delivered within nine years, the ministry said. Israel inks $3.4 billion submarine deal with Germany (defensenews.com)

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Israel to probe alleged use of Pegasus to spy on its citizens (Al Jazeera)

Israel’s justice ministry has pledged a full investigation into allegations that the controversial Pegasus spyware was used on Israeli citizens, including people who led protests against former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli police firmly denied a report by the business daily Calcalist that Pegasus, a surveillance product made by the Israeli firm NSO, was used on […]

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Israeli forces violently suppress Palestinian protest in Naqab (Zena Al Tahhan, Al Jazeera)

Dozens of Palestinian Bedouins have been wounded in a crackdown by Israeli forces on a protest against continuing Israeli forestation work on land residents say they privately own near the southern city of Beer al-Sabe (Beer Sheva). Some 500 protesters took part in Thursday’s demonstration, which began at 3pm (13:00 GMT). They were met with […]