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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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Daily news – January 26, 2022 (2)

Sulla crisi russo-ucraina. Reuters: Russia says “destructive” sanctions wouldn’t hurt Putin personally – Reuters:  Explainer: Why is Russia’s Putin drawing “red lines” over Ukraine? – TASS: West prodding regime in Kiev into direct provocations against Russia, top diplomat says – TASS: Moscow needs to support Donbass by supplying weapons — senator Papa Francesco e la […]

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Ukrainian envoy, UN Secretary General address de-escalation around Kiev (TASS)

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Sergey Kyslytsya and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres have discussed the possible assistance of the organization’s head in de-escalation around Ukraine, the press service of the permanent mission stated on its Twitter page. “Today, Permanent Representative of Ukraine Sergey Kyslytsya and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres met to […]

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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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Situation in Belarus remains calm ahead of referendum — chief prosecutor (TASS)

The law enforcement bodies of Belarus are fully in control of the situation in the country ahead of the referendum to amend the country’s constitution, due on February 27, Belarusian Prosecutor General Andrey Shved told the Belarus-1 TV on Monday night. “For the time being, the situation in the country is fully under control,” he […]

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Coalition of Iran, Russia, China could be very painful for West — Iranian ambassador (TASS)

A possible coalition of Iran, Russia and China would be very painful for the West, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali told reporters during his working visit to Russia’s North Caucasus region of North Ossetia. “Naturally, the United States and the West in general are concerned about new coalitions, which are currently [being created] on […]

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Ukrainian defense minister sees no threat of Russian invasion in near future (TASS)

Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov said early on Tuesday he had received no information so far indicating the possibility of Russia’s invasion of his country in the near future. “As of today, the armed forces of Russia created no strike groups, indicating they were ready to launch an offensive tomorrow,” he told Ukraine’s ICTV television […]

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Heads of leading NATO states warn about consequences in case of aggression against Ukraine (TASS)

The leaders of key NATO countries, including Germany, warned late on Monday that any aggression against Ukraine would entail serious consequences, German government spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit has told reporters. “All participants expressed great concern about large-scale movements of Russian troops and about the escalation caused by Russia. Together, they expressed the opinion that Russia should […]

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French president to speak by phone with Putin, Zelensky soon — administration (TASS)

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to discuss the situation in Ukraine by phone with the leaders of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky, the Elysee Palace announced on Tuesday after Macron’s video conference with US, European and NATO leaders on Monday night. “The president of the republic, who is to talk by […]

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All participants of Normandy Quartet meeting of advisers confirm participation — Kiev (TASS)

The head of the Ukrainian presidential administration, Andrey Yermak, announced that all participants of the upcoming Normandy Format (Germany, Russia, France and Ukraine) meeting of political advisers had confirmed their attendance. “This is a very powerful signal, meaning that the Normandy Format has been unblocked at last <…>. All envoys (political advisers) have confirmed their […]