August 19, 2022

Geopolitics

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'Finlandization' to expanded NATO: 'Not without risk'
Just a year ago, the political odds of comfortably neutral Sweden and Finland joining NATO were a long shot; Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine changed the military threat and jolted the political calculus. Read More.
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Dominant voice in opposing China: Japan's Abe assassinated
Japan's former prime minister and most popular living statesman Shinzo Abe, 67, has been shot, a government spokesman said Friday, as local media reported he showed no vital signs. He was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. local time on July 8. Read More.
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NASA chief sounds alarm on China’s ‘military space program’
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) director Bill Nelson has warned of China’s aggressive intent in space and on the Moon. But is a lack of leadership by the Biden Administration ensuring that China will gain a dominant position on the Moon? Read More.
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CCP can access Americans' personal info on TikTok
Employees of the video app TikTok who are based in China and tied to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) can access the personal data of the app's users in the United States, the company admitted. Read More.
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Russia says it now controls all of Ukraine's Luhansk region
The entire eastern region of Ukraine effectively came under Russian control over the weekend, according to Russia's Defense Ministry. Read More.
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Hong Kong lost its freedom and China is still communist
How time flies. It’s been 25 years since Hong Kong returned to Chinese control, a quarter century since the prosperous British Crown Colony became a semi-autonomous part of the People’s Republic of China, the world’s largest dictatorship. Read More.
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Zelensky: Ukraine wants more money
The total amount of U.S. taxpayer money either already sent to or pledged by Team Biden to Ukraine is nearing the $50 billion mark. That apparently isn't enough for President Volodymyr Zelensky. Read More.
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Commnist China stakes claim to Taiwan Strait
Is China drawing yet another provocative red line, this time in the narrow but strategic Taiwan Strait? Read More.
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China goes public with demands it made on Biden
China, which analysts say increasingly views the Biden administration as weak and conciliatory, did not hold back in publicly stating the demands it made during a recent meeting with U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan. Read More.
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Analyst: Convince China it can't win any war it starts
Each time it is allowed to get away with "minor aggressions," the communist leadership in Beijing becomes more confident that China can invade and take over Taiwan, an analyst said. Read More.
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Global investments rebound, 'unlikely to be sustained'
Foreign investment flows worldwide have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels reaching nearly $1.6 trillion. That’s the good news. Yet as a new report warns, the war in Ukraine and widening global uncertainty make the prospects for expansion appear grim. Read More.
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Not sanctioned: Russian who gave Hunter $3.5 million
Team Biden has been very boastful about how it has sanctioned so many of the bad Russian oligarchs it says are helping to bankroll Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine. Read More.
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Americans fighting for Ukraine captured by Russia
Two Americans have been taken prisoner by Russian forces on the outskirts of Kharkiv in Ukraine, reports say. Read More.
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U.S. vulnerable to attack from ‘multiple vectors’
China, Russia and North Korea in the past year have accelerated the development and deployment of weapons “specifically designed to threaten our homeland,” the commander of the Pentagon’s Northern Command recently told the U.S. Congress. Read More.
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Biden won't recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
The Biden administration is moving forward with a plan to establish a new Office of Palestinian Affairs in Jerusalem that will act independently of the U.S. ambassador to Israel’s office, reports say. Read More.

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