09 Apr 2021

Kim Jong-un warns of North Korea crisis similar to deadly 90s famine

Kim Jong-un gave a speech to the public at a party conference earlier this week, during which he told North Koreans to prepare for hard times ahead. He likened the current situation to the devastating 1990s famine, which is estimated to have killed hundreds of thousands of North Koreans. North

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07 Apr 2021

Iranian ‘spy ship’ damaged by explosion in Red Sea

An Iranian ship, called the Saviz, has been damaged by an explosion that occurred while the ship was anchored off of Yemen’s Red Sea coast. The ship is allegedly used by Revolutionary Guards to spy on foreign entities, according to Iran’sforeign ministry. The blast caused no casualties and is still

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05 Apr 2021

With Swarms of Ships, Beijing Tightens Its Grip on South China Sea

According to local reports, an influx of Chinese ships has populated the South China Sea. For strategic context on the meaning of this activity and what business leaders should do about it see: C-Suite Considerations Regarding Current Geopolitical Tensions Although the boats appear to be fishing boats, they are not

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05 Apr 2021

Jordan says prince liaised with ‘foreign parties’ over plot to destabilise country

According to the Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister, the half-brother and former heir of Jordan’s King Abdullah, Prince Hamza, is under investigation due to his involvement in coordinating with foreign parties to destabilize Jordan. On Saturday, the military stated that it had issued a warning to the prince due to security

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18 Mar 2021

China Plans to Ask U.S. to Roll Back Trump Policies in Alaska Meeting

Beijing allegedly plans to pressure the Biden administration to reverse many anti-China policies introduced during the Trump presidency. The two leaders are set to meet face to face this week for the first time since President Biden’s election. The meeting will occur in Alaska and offer both sides a chance

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10 Mar 2021

U.S and China Engage, Tentatively, on Climate Change

The US and China have allegedly engaged in a new exercise that could allow both countries to gain insight into whether they can work together on shared priorities despite tensions and disagreements. Both countries agreed to go-chair a G-20 study group that focuses on climate-related financial risks, a point of

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04 Mar 2021

ICC to Probe Alleged War Crimes in Palestinian Territories

The International Criminal Court prosecutor is allegedly opening an investigation into possible war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories. The investigation will span almost seven years, dating back to 2014. Israel has condemned the announcement while the Palestinian Authority has celebrated it. The Wednesday statement follows a recent court ruling

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03 Mar 2021

New satellite images reveal North Korea took recent steps to conceal nuclear weapons site

New satellite imagery allegedly reveals that North Korea has taken steps to conceal a military facility likely holding nuclear weapons. The images prove that the changes were made in recent months, a move that adds to the growing sense of urgency over unclear policies set forth by the Biden administration

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12 Feb 2021

As Huawei Talks Stall, Detention of Two Canadians in China Drags On

Two Canadian nationals apprehended in Beijing have remained there for two years, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor. The two Canadians have been at the center of a high-stakes standoff between Canada, the US, and China. The men have been accused of espionage and jailed for the duration

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11 Feb 2021

Iran Has Started Producing Uranium Metal, in Violation of 2015 Accords, IAEA Says

Iran is stepping up pressure on US President Joe Biden to lift economic sanctions imposed on Tehran by producing uranium metal, a process that is banned under the 2015 nuclear accords. The material can be used to form the core of a nuclear weapon. The United Nations atomic agency released

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