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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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Europa: le difficoltà della transizione energetica

AFRICA Libia, le forze armate congiunte di Misurata, Khoms e Zlitan sono confluite nella Piazza dei Martiri di Tripoli per sostenere la legittimità di Abdul Hamid Dbeibah come capo del governo libico. Intanto, lo scisma politico del Paese si approfondisce. Scrive Al Jazeera: Pro-Dbeibah forces rally in Libya as political crisis deepens Si irrigidisce la […]

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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 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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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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North Korea’s Oil Terminals Come Back to Life as Imports Breach UNSC Cap (Joe Byrne, James Byrne, Giangiuseppe Pili, RUSI)

Evidence analysed by RUSI’s Project Sandstone shows that North Korea’s oil imports have ramped up recently, likely surpassing a cap imposed by the UNSC. North Korea’s Oil Terminals Come Back to Life as Imports Breach UNSC Cap | Royal United Services Institute (rusi.org)

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It’s Not About Star Wars, It’s About Integration (Juliana Suess, RUSI)

Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey, Commander of UK Space Command, joins us to discuss the future of his responsibilities. He talks about his move from being a ‘space user’ to taking charge of Space Command, why integration is so important, and why we need to acquire further knowledge to make full use of space and its […]

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Securing Democracy from Illicit Finance: Strengthening the First Mile (Tom Keatinge, Maria Sofia Reiser, RUSI)

Kleptocracy undermines democracy. Bolstering the capacity of journalists and civil society to respond to it at its source must be a central priority of the international community. Securing Democracy from Illicit Finance: Strengthening the First Mile | Royal United Services Institute (rusi.org)

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Israel and Iran: A Tale of Escalation by Design (Yossi Mekelberg, RUSI)

With clashing interests and contrasting ambitions, can Israel and Iran find a diplomatic solution to their nuclear standoff? Israel and Iran: A Tale of Escalation by Design | Royal United Services Institute (rusi.org)

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Matters of Nuclear Weapons (Peter Roberts, Matthew Harries, RUSI)

There is a lot going on with nuclear weapons at the moment – from UK and German announcements, changes in the way China is thinking about nuclear doctrine, and US recapitalisation (including some spoilers about what to expect from the US Nuclear Posture review due out in January 2022). Episode 75: Dr Matthew Harries: Matters […]

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Women in the UK Armed Forces: Is Defence’s Response Good Enough? (Paul O’Neill, RUSI)

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Defence’s overdue response to the House of Commons Defence Committee (HCDC) Report of July 2021 was published. There is much to welcome in the individual actions and in their breadth. There are, however, legitimate concerns about a seeming lack of urgency in how Defence is responding to an issue as important […]

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A New Quad in the Western Indian Ocean (Sankalp Gurjar, RUSI)

On 18 October, the foreign ministers of India, Israel, the US and the UAE held a meeting and formed a joint working group. The meeting discussed expanding political and economic cooperation between the four partners in West Asia and Asia more broadly. The discussion focused on areas such as climate change, maritime security, trade and energy cooperation, and public […]