Daily Memo: Putin Headed for North Korea, French Weapons Sold to Armenia
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by Geopolitical Futures
3h ago
Long time coming. Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay his first visit to North Korea in 24 years on Tuesday. The Russian delegation accompanying Putin will include the ministers of foreign affairs, defense, health and transport and the head of Roscosmos. On the eve of the visit, North Korean state media published an article written by […] The post Daily Memo: Putin Headed for North Korea, French Weapons Sold to Armenia appeared first on Geopolitical Futures ..read more
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The World of Balance
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by George Friedman
14h ago
The international system is always changing. It usually shifts one piece at a time, each one constrained by the system to dampen its impact – and thus maintain balance and stability. Many years ago, for example, when China entered a period of breakneck economic growth, it did so without the U.S. investment and trade needed to stabilize the global impact of its rise. Yet the international system as a whole remained balanced. The world is designed to manage singular and limited shifts, as evidenced by the decades it took to create something as intricate as the European Union. It is […] The post ..read more
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Daily Memo: NATO’s Nuclear Arsenal, Militant Recruitment in Afghanistan
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1d ago
Show of force. NATO member states are in talks to put more nuclear weapons on standby, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a new interview with The Telegraph. Stoltenberg stressed the importance of sending a signal to the alliance’s adversaries by demonstrating its nuclear arsenal. He also said NATO members were discussing when to put […] The post Daily Memo: NATO’s Nuclear Arsenal, Militant Recruitment in Afghanistan appeared first on Geopolitical Futures ..read more
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Peru Follows the Money to China
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by Allison Fedirka
2d ago
Peruvian President Dina Boluarte will pay a weeklong visit to China at the end of June – the first head of state to do so in nearly a decade. While there, she will meet with the CEOs of Huawei and BYD and with principals from Jizhao Mining, China Railway Construction and Cosco Shipping. Her itinerary […] The post Peru Follows the Money to China appeared first on Geopolitical Futures ..read more
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The European Parliament’s New Composition
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by Geopolitical Futures
3d ago
(click to enlarge) European Parliament elections last weekend saw mixed results for the legislature’s euroskeptic and pro-bloc parties. Populist parties had small gains with the ID and the ECR groupings winning 134 seats combined. However, the vast majority of seats went to pro-integration parties with the three biggest groupings winning 403 of 720 seats. Moderation still reigns in European institutions. One of the most notable outcomes of the race came in France. The far-right National Rally party, part of the ID grouping, won roughly 31 percent of the French vote, more than double the suppor ..read more
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Daily Memo: Putin Outlines Conditions for Ukraine Cease-fire
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by Geopolitical Futures
4d ago
Putin’s view. Russian President Vladimir Putin set out his conditions for a cease-fire in Ukraine during a meeting with top Foreign Ministry officials on Friday. He said Kyiv would have to withdraw from the four regions in the east of the country annexed by Moscow, renounce plans to join NATO and maintain a neutral, nonaligned […] The post Daily Memo: Putin Outlines Conditions for Ukraine Cease-fire appeared first on Geopolitical Futures ..read more
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Why China and Australia Are Playing Nice
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by Victoria Herczegh
5d ago
Chinese Premier Li Qiang is set to pay a widely publicized and highly anticipated visit to Australia this weekend. He will be the first person in his office to do so since 2017, when tensions came to a head between China and U.S. allies over Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, its growing […] The post Why China and Australia Are Playing Nice appeared first on Geopolitical Futures ..read more
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Daily Memo: New US Sanctions, Armenian Withdrawal
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by Geopolitical Futures
5d ago
More sanctions on Moscow. The United States on Wednesday expanded sanctions against Russia, introducing more than 300 new restrictions aimed at deterring individuals and businesses from helping Moscow skirt existing sanctions. They target those believed to be helping Russia obtain key U.S. technology that can be used by Russia’s defense industry. They also target Russia’s […] The post Daily Memo: New US Sanctions, Armenian Withdrawal appeared first on Geopolitical Futures ..read more
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China’s Pakistan Problem
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by Kamran Bokhari
6d ago
While ordinarily strong, Sino-Pakistani relations have been strained lately, at least in part by the political and economic meltdown in Islamabad. The tension was exemplified by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s recent five-day trip to China. While in the country, he and Chinese officials signed more than 20 memorandums of understanding to cooperate in the fields […] The post China’s Pakistan Problem appeared first on Geopolitical Futures ..read more
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Daily Memo: Israel Launches Airstrike in Lebanon, Armenia Drifts to Western Allies
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6d ago
Escalation. Israel launched airstrikes in Lebanon that killed four Hezbollah officials, Israel Defense Forces confirmed on Wednesday. One of the officials was the most senior military commander killed since the war in Gaza began. Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar called it a “dangerous escalation.” In response, dozens of rockets were fired into Israel from Lebanon on […] The post Daily Memo: Israel Launches Airstrike in Lebanon, Armenia Drifts to Western Allies appeared first on Geopolitical Futures ..read more
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