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2024

May 22, 2024

  • Israel Commences Operations in Rafah
  • Russian Forces Advance on Kharkiv
  • Xi Meets with Putin in China
  • U.S. Reduces Number of Troops in Sahel Region

April 24, 2024

  • War Between Israel and Hamas Continues
  • Iran and Israel Exchange Strikes
  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • U.S., Japan, and the Philippines Meet to Counter China

March 21, 2024

  • War Between Israel and Hamas
  • Iran-Backed Houthi Forces Continue Attacks in Red Sea
  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • China Increases Tension with Taiwan and the Philippines
  • Crisis in Haiti

February 27, 2024

  • War Between Israel and Hamas Continues
  • Iran-Backed Houthi Forces Increase Attacks in Red Sea
  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • China Increases Tension with Taiwan

January 30, 2024

  • War Between Israel and Hamas Continues
  • Risk of Regional Conflict with Iran Grows
  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • China Puts Pressure on Taiwan Following the Election

2023

December 20, 2023

  • War Between Israel and Hamas Continues in 2024
  • Threat from Iran Grows in 2024
  • Russia | Ukraine Stalemate Throughout Much of 2024
  • Election in Taiwan Increases Tension with China in 2024

November 29, 2023

  • War Between Israel and Hamas
  • U.S. Strikes Iranian-Backed Proxy Forces in Syria and Iraq
  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • Xi Meets with Biden in U.S.

October 25, 2023

  • War Between Israel and Hamas
  • Risk of Escalation with Iran
  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • Putin Visits Xi in China

September 27, 2023

  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • U.S. Strengthens Ties in Indo-Pacific Region
  • Possible U.S. Defense Treaty with Saudi Arabia
  • Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

August 30, 2023

  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • Tension with China over Taiwan
  • Coup in Niger
  • U.S. Forces in Gulf Risk Escalation with Iran

July 28, 2023

  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • Taiwan Presidential Candidate to Transit U.S. in August
  • Tensions with North Korea
  • U.S. Sends Additional Forces to Gulf to Deter Iran

June 28, 2023

  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • U.S. Secretary of State Blinken Visits China
  • New U.S. | Iran Nuclear Discussions
  • Tensions Between Serbia and Kosovo

May 24, 2023

  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • China’s Growing Relationship with Pakistan
  • Israel Strikes Iran-Backed Islamic Jihad in Gaza
  • Election in Turkey

April 25, 2023

  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • China Conducts Military Exercises Around Taiwan
  • Israel Strikes Iranian Proxy Forces in Lebanon
  • Violence in Sudan

March 24, 2023

  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • China Trying to Position itself as Peacemaker in Ukraine
  • Iran and Saudi Arabia Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations
  • Mexico and the National Security Risk on the U.S. Southern Border

February 24, 2023

  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • China and the Risk of Unintended Consequences
  • Iran’s Relationship with China
  • Earthquake in Turkey

January 26, 2023

  •  Russia | Ukraine Update
  • Japan Increases Defense Spending
  • Iran Deepens Ties to Russia
  • Turkey Provokes Greece
  • Protests in Brazil and Peru

2022

December 21, 2022

  • Possible Russia | Ukraine Ceasefire in 2023
  • Tensions with China over Taiwan Intensify in 2023
  • North Korea Provokes South Korea in 2023
  • Instability in Iran Reaches a Tipping Point in 2023
  • Trends to Watch out for in Central/South America in 2023

November 30, 2022

  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • Turkey’s Military Operations in Northern Syria
  • China and the G20
  • U.S. Relationship with India and Pakistan

October 28, 2022

  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party
  • North Korean Weapons Testing
  • Iran’s Support of Russia’s War in Ukraine

September 29, 2022

  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • China Proceeds with Caution on “No Limits” Partnership with Russia
  • Border Clashes Between Armenia and Azerbaijan Risk Escalation
  • New Iran Nuclear Deal Before U.S. Mid-Term Elections Unlikely

August 31, 2022

  • Tension with China Rises over Taiwan
  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • U.S. Competition with Russia in Africa
  • Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran

July 27, 2022

  • Russia | Ukraine Update
  • Turkey’s Diplomatic Tightrope Walk
  • Iran’s Partnership with Russia
  • U.S. Relationship with Mexico

June 29, 2022

  • Update on Ukraine War
  • China Ratchets Up the Tension over Taiwan
  • Iran’s Nuclear Program
  • EU | Israel| Egypt Energy Deal
  • Violence in Mali

May 26, 2022

  • Finland and Sweden Apply to Join NATO
  • China’s Investments in Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  • North Korea Prepares for Another Nuclear Test
  • Cyber-Attack on Costa Rica’s Government
  • U.S. Sends Special Operations Troops to Somalia

April 28, 2022

  • Update on Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • China’s Solomon Islands Partnership and Influence in the Region
  • Israeli | Palestinian Violence Escalates
  • Protests in Peru Over Inflation Crisis

March 31, 2022

  • Update on Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • China’s Partnership with Russia and Cooperation with the Solomon Islands
  • Iran’s Low-Level Conflict with Israel is Intensifying
  • India’s and Turkey’s Position on Russia/Ukraine Conflict

February 28, 2022

  • Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • China’s Growing Partnership with Russia
  • Nuclear Deal with Iran is Imminent
  • Multiple Coups in Africa and Threat of Terrorism in Sahel

January 28, 2022

  • Russian Incursion into Ukraine is Imminent
  • China’s Global Influence Initiatives
  • North Korean Weapons Testing
  • Iran’s Proxy Forces Strike UAE

2021

December 17, 2021

  • Will Russia Invade Ukraine in 2022?
  • Will there be a China | Taiwan Conflict in 2022?
  • Potential for Military Action against Iran in 2022.
  • Risk of a Major Cyber Attack in 2022.

November 30, 2021

  • Russia and Ukraine
  • China | U.S. Virtual Summit
  • Civil War in Ethiopia
  • Situation in Sudan

October 27, 2021

  • China and the Threat to Taiwan
  • Iran and the Nuclear Discussions: Time is Running Out
  • Venezuela and the 20-Year Deal with Iran
  • Russia and the Nord Stream 2
  • Turkey: NATO Ally Buying Additional Russian Weapons?

September 28, 2021

  • Who Will Provide Aid to Afghanistan?
  • China and the U.S./UK/Australia Nuclear Submarine Deal
  • North Korea and the Arms Race on the Peninsula
  • Russia’s Parliamentary Elections
  • Iran: Window is Closing on the Nuclear Discussions

August 30, 2021

  • The Situation in Afghanistan
  • China, Taiwan, and the South China Sea
  • Russia and the Taliban
  • Iran and the Status of the Nuclear Discussions
  • Ethiopia and the Tigray Conflict

July 28, 2021

  • China: Cyber, Afghanistan, and the Growing Tension with NATO
  • Russia: Cyber and Nord Stream 2
  • Iran and the JCPOA
  • Haiti and Cuba
  • France and the Sahel Region in Africa

June 30, 2021

  • The G-7 and NATO Focus on China
  • North Korea’s Food Crisis
  • U.S. | Russia Summit
  • Iranian and Israeli Presidential Elections
  • Turkey | U.S. Relationship

May 27, 2021

  • Ceasefire in Israel | Hamas Conflict and Update on the Iranian Nuclear Discussions
  • Cyber-Hack on Colonial Pipeline Originated in Russia
  • Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
  • Protests in Colombia

April 29, 2021

  • Russian Troops to Leave Ukrainian Border
  • China | Taiwan Tension
  • Iranian Nuclear Talks in Vienna
  • Myanmar Update
  • U.S. to Leave Afghanistan

March 31, 2021

  • Myanmar Update
  • U.S. | China Meetings in Alaska
  • Iranian Threats and Lack of Engagement
  • U.S. | India and the S-400
  • Russia | U.S. Relations in the Biden Administration

February 25, 2021

  • Protests in Myanmar
  • Future of the JCPOA and Iran’s Sponsorship of Terrorism
  • Russia and Belarus
  • Turkey and NATO

January 29, 2021

  • China and Taiwan Update
  • Iran: Engagement with U.S. and Partners?
  • Russia and the EU
  • Terrorism and Resurgence of ISIS
  • South America: Economic/Political Impact of COVID

2020

December 22, 2020

  • China and Taiwan Risks in 2021
  • North Korea: More Aggressive vs. Engaging in 2021
  • U.S. Relationship with India in 2021
  • Iran Back on the Offensive in 2021
  • Risk of Further Cyber Hacks (or Attacks) in the U.S. in 2021

December 1, 2020

  • China and Taiwan Update Iran and the JCPOA
  • Israel’s Secret Meeting with Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey, Greece and NATO – G20 and Russia

October 30, 2020

  • China and Taiwan
  • Turkey and Greece
  • Azerbaijan and Armenia
  • Election Security
  • Israel and Sudan Peace Deal

October 1, 2020

  • Election Security
  • Belarus Update
  • Turkey
  • China
  • Iran

September 11, 2020

  • Election crisis in Belarus
  • Russia – The Chinese/Indian Border
  • Sanctions on Iran
  • Venezuela

August 28, 2020

  • Crisis in Belarus
  • Situation in the South China Sea
  • Arms embargo on Iran
  • Israel/UAE Peace Deal
  • Sahel Region

August 14, 2020

  • Front and Center: China Update
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Mexico and South America

July 24, 2020

  • Chinese and Russian Cyber Thefts of COVID-19 Research
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Mexico

July 10, 2020

  • China
  • Middle East and North Africa Updates
  • South America Update: Venezuela

June 19, 2020

  • China, Hong Kong, and North Korea
  • Middle East and North Africa Updates
  • South America Update: Brazil

June 6, 2020

  • China and Hong Kong Update
  • U.S. Decision to Delay the G7 Meeting
  • Developments in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Venezuela

May 15, 2020

  • Venezuela
  • Developments in Iran and Iraq
  • Libya and Syria Updates
  • Update on Chinese Pressure in the Region
  • Kim Reappears

May 1, 2020

  • North Korea
  • Iran’s Satellite Launch and Continued Rhetoric
  • Increased Chinese Naval Activity in the South China Sea
  • Brazil, COVID-19, and a President Under Investigation

April 15, 2020

  • Oil Production Agreement Libya Update
  • Iran’s Continued Efforts in Iraq
  • U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Request for Funding to Counter Chinese Expansion
  • Venezuela
  • U.S. Southern Command Increases Presence

March 27, 2020

  • Who Will Blink First in the Oil Price Showdown?
  • Update on the “Peace” Deal with the Taliban
  • Activation of National Guard: Governors are in Charge

March 13, 2020

  • The Academy GIG Weighs in on Coronavirus
  • Russia and Saudi Arabia Square off on Oil Production
  • Update on the “Peace” Deal with the Taliban
  • Turkey and Syria: Ceasefire in the Idlib Region
  • North Korean Missile Tests

March 1, 2020

  • A “Peace” Deal with the Taliban
  • New Sanctions on Venezuela
  • President Trump’s Visit to India

February 14, 2020

  • Cyber Threats from Iran, 30 days out
  • Future of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • Russia Sends Military Contractors to Venezuela to Protect Maduro
  • Philippines to End Long-Held U.S. Security Pact

January 31, 2020

  • Russian Influence in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Effect of Lower Oil Prices
  • Trump | Netanyahu Peace Plan

January 17, 2020

  • The Global Impact of the Events in Iraq/Iran
  • How Will Other Dictators React to U.S. Action?

2019

December 20, 2019

  • 2019 Year in Review
  • Surprises in 2020
  • Emerging Market World

December 6, 2019

  • Turkey, France and NATO
  • Iraq, Chile, and Hong Kong

November 15, 2019

  • Hong Kong
  • Iraq – A Tough Week for Asian and South American Currency and Stocks

November 1, 2019

  • Turkey and Syria
  • China and Trade
  • Chile
  • Ukraine and Russia
  • North Korea and Indonesia