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News Roundup 3/23/2023

US News On Tuesday, the Arizona State Senate passed the Defend the Guard Act, legislation that would prohibit the deployment of Arizona’s National Guard to combat zones without a declaration of war from Congress, as required by the Constitution. AWC Russia...

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News Roundup 3/22/2023

Russia A British official has confirmed that the UK will be providing Ukraine with depleted uranium shells to be used with the British-made Challenger 2 tanks despite warnings from Russia that it would consider the use of the toxic ammunition the same as a dirty bomb....

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News Roundup 3/20/2023

Russia The White House has come out against a ceasefire in Ukraine ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to Moscow to potentially mediate between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart in Kyiv. AWC Slovakia on Friday joined Poland in pledging to...

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News Roundup 3/16/2023

Russia Russian officials on Wednesday said they intend to recover the debris of the US MQ-9 Reaper drone that was downed in the Black Sea on Tuesday after being intercepted by Russian fighter jets. AWC Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke with his Russian...

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News Roundup 3/15/2023

Russia According to US European Command, a US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone collided with a Russian Su-27 fighter jet, an incident that risks a major escalation of the tensions between Washington and Moscow. AWC A senior Ukrainian government official told The Washington...

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News Roundup 3/13/2023

US News The White House is asking Congress for a whopping $886.4 billion military budget for the fiscal year 2024, with $842 billion of it going to the Pentagon. The rest would go toward other federal agencies’ military spending, including the Energy Department’s...

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News Roundup 3/9/2023

US News The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is urging all of its members in the House of Representatives to vote “yes” on a Syria War Powers Resolution introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) scheduled to be voted on Wednesday. The resolution would direct...

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News Roundup 3/7/2023

US News Congress passed a law that gives defense contractors special inflation relief. Responsible Statecraft A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would lift the embargo on Cuba to facilitate trade while maintaining other sanctions on the Cuban...

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News Roundup 3/6/2023

Russia Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday briefly talked with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in New Delhi on the sidelines of a G20 meeting, marking the first in-person meeting between the two diplomats since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. AWC...

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News Roundup 2/28/2023

Russia Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned in an op-ed published on Sunday that the Western policy of pouring weapons into Ukraine could lead to “apocalypse.” AWC Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visited Ukraine on Monday to discuss an additional $10...

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News Roundup 2/27/2023

Russia Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday that Ukraine is preparing to launch attacks to recapture Crimea by forming new military units and sending troops to train in other countries. AWC German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel...

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News Roundup 2/23/2023

Russia The UN Security Council on Tuesday held a meeting on the bombings of the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines that connect Russia to Germany. AWC President Biden on Wednesday said Russian President Vladimir Putin made a “big mistake” by suspending Russia’s...

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News Roundup 2/22/2023

Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday announced that Moscow is suspending its participation in New START, the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the US and Russia. AWC An advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told POLITICO on...

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News Roundup 2/21/2023

Russia British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said London would be the first country to send long-range missiles to Kiev. Meanwhile, statements from top American and French officials indicate support for Ukraine in Washington and Paris may be weakening. AWC The White...

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News Roundup 2/16/2023

Russia The Washington Post reported on Monday that Biden administration officials say they want to help Ukraine retake as much territory as it can from Russia over the next few months before they sit down at the negotiation table with Russian President Vladimir Putin....

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News Roundup 2/14/2023

US News A government watchdog estimates nearly $200 billion in pandemic unemployment insurance payments may have been misspent. The Hill  Majid Khan, a detainee at the Guantánamo Bay torture prison, was released to Belize. NPR Russia NATO Secretary-General Jens...

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Conflicts of Interest

COI #395: China Brokers Middle East Truce

On COI #395, Kyle Anzalone breaks down the latest news from the Middle East, China and Ukraine. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

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Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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