Eurasia

Iran Update, May 26, 2024

Key Takeaways: Gaza Strip: The IDF withdrew its Givati Brigade from Rafah, leaving four IDF brigades in Rafah.West Bank: Israeli forces engaged Palestinian fighters in three locations in the West Bank.Southern Lebanon and Golan Heights: Lebanese Hezbollah conducted 13 attacks into northern Israel.Yemen: The Houthis fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles …

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What has China learned from Russia and Iran’s use of proxies?

The answer may help U.S. planners anticipate and spot Beijing’s next moves. China has surely been watching as Russia and Iran have used non-state actors to pursue their strategic objectives in Ukraine, Gaza, and elsewhere. What lessons might Beijing have drawn, and how might we see them applied? The Kremlin …

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Combating Terrorism In Pakistan’s Tribal Districts: Role Of Armed Forces In Peace – OpEd

Terrorism in Pakistan’s tribal districts has been a persistent and formidable challenge, especially in recent years. These areas, historically known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), now integrated into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) as tribal districts, have witnessed a surge in terrorist activities that pose severe threats to national security, …

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French President Macron Meets With Arab Delegation To Discuss Gaza

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan headed an Arab ministerial delegation in a meeting with the French president Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Friday. Prince Faisal was joined at the meeting by Qatari prime minister and foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, …

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US announces $275M in new military aid for Ukraine

The United States will provide a new $275 million military aid package for Ukraine to help the beleaguered country repel Russia’s assault on Kharkiv, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement Friday. The package includes ammunition for HIMARS, 155 mm and 105 mm artillery rounds, missiles, anti-armor …

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A New Iron Curtain Is Being Built From The Arctic To Central Europe

The new Iron Curtain that’s descending upon Western Eurasia from the Arctic (Finland) to Central Europe (Poland) via the Baltics is for psychological purposes to scare Europeans into doing whatever their leaders demand on false security-related pretexts so that the US can continue dividing-and-ruling them. Polish Deputy Defense Minister Cezary …

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China, the US, and the battle for Middle Eastern technology

The US is changing its approach to dealing with China’s technology statecraft in the Middle East. The recent Microsoft-G42 deal offers a new model for technology competition that helps to secure American technologies while accommodating its partners’ aspirations. China’s engagement with the Middle East is intimately intertwined with its broader …

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Russia Has the Resources for a Long War in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has reason to be confident that Russia can maintain current military spending levels for a relatively long time. This is bad news for Ukraine, its Western partners and neighbors, and overall global security. How long will the Russian economy be able to sustain the war in Ukraine? By …

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As Ukrainian Forces Flow to Kharkiv, Russia Inches Forward at Chasiv Yar

Although Russia’s offensive near Kharkiv has grabbed public attention, Moscow continues to focus its main effort on taking the rest of the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine. Russian forces have achieved incremental gains on the eastern front over the past two weeks, most notably near the small but militarily significant …

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Israel must halt Rafah offensive, orders UN top court

ICJ cites “immediate risk” to Palestinians. The International Court of Justice ruled Friday that Israel must immediately halt its offensive in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The court cited the “immediate risk” to Palestinians of a further Israeli military assault in the coastal enclave. Israel must …

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