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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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Geopolitics & Worlds

US hits Chinese defense companies with sanctions (The Associated Press, Defense News)

China on Friday criticized Washington for imposing sanctions on Chinese companies the U.S. says exported missile technology, and accused the United States of hypocrisy for selling nuclear-capable cruise missiles. The United States announced penalties on three companies it said were engaged in unspecified “missile technology proliferation activities.” It said they were barred from U.S. markets […]

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Biden tells Macron US ‘clumsy’ in Australian submarine deal (Sylvie Corbet and Zeke Miller, The Associated Press, Defense News)

Working to patch things up with an old ally, President Joe Biden told French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday that the U.S. had been “clumsy” in its handling of a secret U.S.-British submarine deal with Australia, an arrangement that left France in the lurch and rattled Europe’s faith in American loyalty. Biden and Macron greeted […]

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Russia – Russian hypersonic technology expert accused of high treason (Defense News, The Associated Press)

A court in Moscow on Thursday ordered a specialist in hypersonic technologies to be kept in jail pending trial on charges of high treason, in the latest in a series of espionage cases targeting Russian scientists. The Lefortovo District Court ruled at a hearing behind closed doors that Alexander Kuranov, director general and chief designer of […]