24 Feb 2021

Re-Embrace American S&T

The Potomac Institute for Technology studies has released a new brief outlining key areas in which the organization will focus on implementing with the goal of furthering science and technology efforts in the US. The publication serves as a guide for other cutting-edge-tech-focused companies on how to reinvigorate American science

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03 Feb 2021

Coup Puts Myanmar at the Center of U.S.-China Clash

Myanmar has found itself at the heart of tensions between the US and China after the military effectively staged a coup against the current elected government. Myanmar’s transition from military rule towards democracy occurred roughly a decade ago and was championed as a victory for Washington’s agenda in China’s backyard.

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02 Feb 2021

China’s Top Diplomat Warns Biden Against Meddling in Hong Kong, Xinjiang

On Tuesday, China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi stressed the potential for a healthy US-China relationship on matters such as trade, public health, and climate, re-iterating recent language from leader Xi Jinping. However, no concessions were made on issues such as human rights, Covid-19 response, and what was referred to as

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02 Feb 2021

Iran Launches New Rocket, Showing Advances in Potential Missile Technology

On Monday, Iran tested a new rocket that boasted improved technology in its latest attempt to pressure the Biden administration ahead of potential nuclear negotiations. The rocket was named Zuljanah and was developed through a government-backed program aiming to send civilian satellites into orbit 310 miles above the ground. However,

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27 Jan 2021

U.S. B-52 Bomber Flies Over Persian Gulf, in Show of Force Against Iran

The US sent a B-52 bomber to flu across the Persian Gulf region on Tuesday in a display of power seemingly conducted to deter Iran amid high tensions. This marks the sixth time the Pentagon has sent a fighter jet to assert dominance since last fall. The long-range heavy bomber

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26 Jan 2021

Iran arrests US dual national on spying charges

Iran has allegedly arrested a dual US-Iranian national on spying charges. The individual has not been identified but was attempting to leave the country upon his arrest. According to Judiciary Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili, the individual is now free on bail. Last week, Iran reported that another US-Iranian national named Emad

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21 Jan 2021

Baghdad Bombings Kill Dozens, Highlighting Iraq’s Challenges Amid U.S. Withdrawal

Earlier today in Baghdad, two suicide bombings in the same crowded marketplace claimed 32 casualties, wounding at least 75 others. The attack is the first of its nature to occur in the capital city of Baghdad in over two years and is raising serious concerns regarding the US’s withdrawal of

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21 Jan 2021

Iran’s Rouhani hopes Biden will return to Obama-era nuclear deal as he dubs Trump a ‘tyrant’

Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, has called on the recently inaugurated US President Joe Biden to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and to lift sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. Rouhani stated that he has placed the ball in the US’s court during a televised cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

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20 Jan 2021

Iran Sanctions President Trump in Parting Shot at Departing Administration

Iran put into effect sanctions against US President Donald Trump and nine other top US officials, claiming to be enforcing threats regarding US officials’ role in terrorist activities against Iran including last year’s killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. The Trump administration has repeatedly placed sanctions on

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20 Jan 2021

Guatemala troops, police break up caravan of weary migrants

On Monday night, Guatemalan police confirmed that they, alongside soldiers and other law enforcement, broke up a group of hundreds of migrants who had spent two nights stuck at a roadblock on a rural highway, headed for the US in a caravan. Some migrants allegedly threw rocks at authorities while

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