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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 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 7, 2022 a.m.

AFGHANISTAN Bamiyan Buddhas and Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage. Rishika Dhumal, Vivekananda International Foundation: In Afghanistan, Buddhist cave temples are concentrated in three regions: Jalalabad (180 caves), Haibak (200 caves) and Bamiyan (1000 caves). The Bamiyan Buddhas are part of a Buddhist site in Bamiyan Valley of Bamiyan River, 230km northwest of Kabul and 2500m above sea […]

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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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Daily news – January 31, 2022 a.m.

GEOPOLITICS & WORLDS Il 2022 difficile per Joe Biden. Bruce Wolpe per The Strategist: The new year is well underway for US President Joe Biden. It’s not pretty. The Russians are coming at Ukraine. The pandemic is not under control; America this year will come close to one million dead from Covid-19. Inflation is at […]

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

Daily news – January 28, 2022

GEOPOLITICS & WORLDS La sicurezza nell’Europa dell’Est (work in progress) e varie complessità: Pavel E. Felgenhauer per The Jamestown Foundation: Russia and NATO Locked in High-Risk Standoff in Mediterranean and Black Seas Paul Globe per The Jamestown Foundation: Ukraine Crisis Elevates Importance of Gagauz in Russian Calculations Giorgi Menabde per The Jamestown Foundation: Georgians Support […]

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Daily news – January 26, 2022

Sulla crisi russo-ucraina. Atlantic Council: The US bets big on NATO to deter Russia – Atlantic Council: Russian Hybrid Threats Report: A push to recognize Ukrainian regions as independent states – Michael John Williams per Atlantic Council: If Russia boosts its aggression against Ukraine, here’s what NATO could do – Paul Goble per The Jamestown Foundation: […]

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AUKMIN’s global view is good for Australia (Peter Jennings, The Strategist)

The immediate significance of Friday’s AUKMIN gathering in Sydney was that it took place while a Russian military assault on Ukraine is imminent. Given the threat from Moscow, no one would have been surprised had the UK foreign and defence secretaries delayed their visit. Foreign Minister Marise Payne told the post-dialogue media conference she had […]

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Out of the cave: climate change in an election year (Graeme Dobell, The Strategist)

On the politics of climate change, Australia crawls slowly from the cave. To mix the cave metaphor, we’ve passed peak troglodyte. Light has pierced the dark. Troglodytes still growl and glower, but those who ignore or deny the science have declining power. Out of the cave: climate change in an election year | The Strategist […]

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Nuclear-powered submarines for Australia: what are the options? (Pete Sandeman, The Strategist)

The political and strategic ramifications of the AUKUS pact involving the US, UK and Australia continue to reverberate, but the details of how Australia will acquire nuclear-powered submarines (SSNs) have often been overlooked. There are daunting technical, industrial and financial challenges on the long road to joining that club. Even the acquisition of conventional submarines […]

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Iran’s Vienna gambit (Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Project-Syndicate, The Strategist)

In a qualifying match last November for the 2022 soccer World Cup, Iran trailed Lebanon 0–1 at the end of the scheduled 90 minutes. On social media, sceptical Iranians were getting ready to blame their team’s imminent defeat on Iran’s hardline leaders, who supposedly wanted to lose the match in order to please Iran’s Lebanese […]