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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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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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UK Has Begun Staff Withdrawal From Its Embassy in Ukraine (Sputnik)

The tensions around Ukraine have flared up over the past several days, with the US Department of State ordering the evacuation of American diplomats’ families from the country. UK Has Begun Staff Withdrawal From Its Embassy in Ukraine – 24.01.2022, Sputnik International (sputniknews.com)

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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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UK-Australia infrastructure plan to counter China? More empty talks (Global Times)

The UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne to jointly promote infrastructure investment in Indo-Pacific, according to a statement published by the UK government on Thursday. Biz Quick Take: UK-Australia infrastructure plan to counter China? More empty talks – Global Times

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UK gives Ukraine anti-tank weapons as Canada sends special forces (Al Jazeera)

The United Kingdom has begun supplying Ukraine with anti-tank weapons and Canada has reportedly deployed a small contingent of special forces to Kyiv amid concerns of a possible invasion by Russia. The developments came as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov angrily rejected claims by the United States last week that Moscow was preparing a pretext […]

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Some people have seen too many James Bond films, Chinese FM responds to UK allegation of ‘political interference’ (Global Times)

Chinese Foreign Ministry stressed that China has always adhered to the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs, after UK Military Intelligence, Section 5 (MI5) is reported to have alleged that a British lawyer of Chinese descent is “involved in political interference activities” in the UK Parliament on behalf of the Communist Party of […]

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UK to note inadmissibility of current situation near Ukraine’s border at Russia-NATO talks (TASS)

The United Kingdom is set to speak about inadmissibility of Russian troop deployment near the Russian-Ukrainian border during the upcoming Russia-NATO Council meeting due on Wednesday, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office has said in a statement. UK to note inadmissibility of current situation near Ukraine’s border at Russia-NATO talks – World – TASS

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UK, Germany new envoys hold talks with Iran top negotiator (IRNA)

The new envoys of UK and Germany on Saturday met and held talks with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister and head of the Iranian team in Vienna talks Ali Bagheri Kani. UK, Germany new envoys hold talks with Iran top negotiator – IRNA English

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UK nationality and borders bill: ‘Banishment’ powers slammed by Lords (Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye)

Proposed legislation which would grant the UK government powers to secretly deprive dual nationals of their British citizenship would allow people to be “dumped like waste”, the House of Lords heard on Wednesday. UK nationality and borders bill: ‘Banishment’ powers slammed by Lords | Middle East Eye

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UK needs China FTA as pivot for its own economic recovery (Global Times)

While it is commendable that the UK has made progress in expanding its “circle of friends” for economic and trade cooperation, the potential trade benefits are limited compared with its need to boost a domestic economy that has been seriously hit by both Brexit and the pandemic. GT Voice: UK needs China FTA as pivot […]