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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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Open newsletter – february 21, 2022

from: Al Jazeera, Asia Times, Corriere della Sera, East Asia Forum, Euractiv, Global Times, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, TASS, The Interpreter, The Strategist  AFGHANISTAN The United Nations children’s agency says it will pay Afghan teachers a monthly stipend for at least two months. Salaries have been unpaid for months as the country plunged into economic crisis due […]

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Il Kazakhstan in transizione

AUSTRALIA Ripensare la coesione sociale in Australia. Gill Savage, The Strategist: Agenda for change 2022: building resilience while celebrating diversity BLENHEIM REEF  Blenheim Reef, un puntino strategico. David Brewster, Samuel Bashfield, The Interpreter: The curious case of Blenheim Reef CINA I dati ufficiali rivelano l’aumento di buoni del tesoro cinesi nelle mani di investitori internazionali. […]

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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

Daily news – February 2, 2022 p.m.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO  At least 60 people killed in militia attack in eastern DR Congo. Erikas Mwisi Kambale, Reuters: At least 60 people were killed in a militia attack early on Wednesday at a displaced persons’ camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the head of a local humanitarian group and a […]

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Chairman Of Company Affiliated With Former Kazakh President’s Daughter Arrested (RFE RL)

The chairman of a company in Kazakhstan that collected hefty recycling fees from car owners across the country has been arrested on unspecified corruption charges. Kazakhstan’s Anti-Corruption Agency said on January 26 that Medet Qumarghaliev, the chairman of the Operator ROP company that is believed to be affiliated with former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev’s daughter, Aliya Nazarbaeva, […]

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Kazakhstan After the Crisis: What Next? (Temur Umarov, Alexander Gabuev, Carnegie Moscow Center)

The rest of President Tokayev’s years in power are unlikely to be uneventful. The new Kazakh president has yet to establish his authority and to surround himself with trusted elites. Most importantly of all, he cannot rely on the loyalty of the security services. Kazakhstan After the Crisis: What Next? – Carnegie Moscow Center – […]

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President Tokayev unveils pick for head of Kazakhstan’s Central Election Commission (TASS)

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev issued a decree appointing Nurlan Abdirov as head of the Central Election Commission (CEC), the head of state’s press service announced on Tuesday. “Nurlan Mazhitovich Abdirov [is hereby] appointed as head of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan,” the directive reads. On the same day, the head of […]

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Russian-Led Mission in Kazakhstan Unveils New Peacekeeping Model (Part Two) (Vladimir Socor, The Jamestown Foundation)

Russia’s peacekeeping intervention with four minor allies in Kazakhstan (January 6 through January 19—see Part One in EDM, January 19, 2022) brings to six the number of Russian operations labeled as “peacekeeping” in Russia’s claimed sphere of influence from 1992 to date. Compared with the previous cases (Tajikistan, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transnistria, Karabakh), however, the operation in […]

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The Two Faces of Kazakhstan’s Civil Unrest (Margarita Assenova, The Jamestown Foundation)

Kazakhstan faced the worst civil unrest since its independence, when popular protests turned violent and nearly caused state collapse in early January. Long perceived as the most stable and economically advanced state in Central Asia, the oil-rich country that attracted billions of foreign investments over the past three decades was forced to resort to Moscow’s […]