Donor Matching Funds Announced!

A generous donor has offered to match all contributions dollar-for-dollar for the next $10,000 raised, doubling the impact of your donation and helping us reach our fundraising goal faster.

$14,690 of $60,000 raised

News Roundup 1/13/2023

by | Jan 13, 2023

News Roundup 1/13/2023

by | Jan 13, 2023

Russia

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said last week that Ukraine is “shedding blood” for a “NATO mission” in candid remarks about the relationship between Kyiv and the Western military alliance. AWC
  • Poland’s president said Wednesday that Warsaw has decided to send Ukraine a company of German-made Leopard 2 tanks as part of an “international coalition,” although it’s not yet clear if Berlin has signed off on the delivery. AWC
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday night and insisted that Ukraine would win the war against Russia and that the conflict would not turn into “World War III.” AWC
  • Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said Wednesday that it might become “challenging” for the US military to continue arming itself as it continues to pour weapons into Ukraine unless the arms industry can significantly boost production. AWC
  • Officials from the Department of Defense expressed concern over a plan to send munitions with a range of 100 miles to Ukraine, according to Foreign Affairs. The Pentagon officials are concerned the weapons will be unneeded by the time they reach the battlefield. The Institute 
  • Germany’s vice chancellor said Thursday that Berlin won’t stand in the way of Poland sending German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, a move that would significantly escalate Western military aid for Kyiv and risk provoking Moscow. AWC

China

  • The US and Japan on Wednesday announced steps to strengthen military cooperation to better confront China after Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with their Japanese counterparts in Washington. AWC
  • Britain and Japan signed a “landmark” military agreement on Wednesday while Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met with his British counterpart, Rishi Sunak, in London. AWC
  • Taiwan’s Defense Ministry revealed on Wednesday that it has sent some of its military officers to a NATO war college in Italy, acknowledging cooperation with the Western military alliance that is sure to anger China. AWC
  • A Chinese official said this week that the rising number of Chinese flights in areas around Taiwan is a direct response to “collusion” between the US and Taiwan, making clear Beijing’s motives for its stepped-up military activity. AWC

Korea

  • South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday threatened that South Korea could obtain its own nuclear weapons if threats from the North grow, marking the first such comments from a South Korean leader in decades. AWC

Yemen

  • The past year saw more than 3,000 civilian casualties in Yemen, capping a year of ceasefires, attempts at peace talks, and very little progress toward the end of the war. AWC
  • A human rights monitoring group has released a new report finding at least 87 Yemeni civilians were killed with American or British weapons during a 14-month period. The Oxfam report reviewed 1,700 attacks on civilians and found Saudi Arabia used US or UK weapons in over a quarter of those incidents. The Institute

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone

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

View all posts

Our Books

libertarian inst books

Related Articles

Related

News Roundup 7/24/2024

News Roundup 7/24/2024

Russia German Officials at Odds Over Planned US Missile Deployment AWC NATO States Embrace Conscription, Eyeing Future War with Russia The Institute  EU’s Top Diplomat Boycotts Hungary’s EU Presidency Over Orban’s Peace Mission AWC Pentagon Releases Strategy Calling...

read more
News Roundup 7/22/2024

News Roundup 7/22/2024

Haiti Kenyan Soldiers Begin Patrols in Haiti in American Armored Vehicles The Institute  Ukraine Russia Says It May Deploy Nuclear Missiles in Response to New US Missile Deployment to Germany AWC Russia Says ‘Let’s Be Realistic’ About Chances of Trump Ending Ukraine...

read more
News Roundup 7/18/2024

News Roundup 7/18/2024

US News Republican Hawks Want Mike Pompeo and Tom Cotton in Trump’s Cabinet AWC Russia NATO Appoints Senior Official To Represent Alliance in Ukraine AWC Germany Plans To Slash Ukraine Spending in Half AWC China China Stops Arms Control Talks With the US Over Arms...

read more
News Roundup 7/17/2024

News Roundup 7/17/2024

US News CNN Report Claims Secret Service Ramped Up Security Based on Intel of Iran Plot Against Trump AWC Trump’s VP Pick Vance Says Iran Needs To Be ‘Punched Hard’ AWC Russia Members of European Parliament Want To Punish Hungary for Orban’s Peace Mission AWC  Kremlin...

read more
News Roundup 7/16/2024

News Roundup 7/16/2024

Russia Poland Considering Shooting Down Russian Missiles Over Ukraine, But Wants NATO Support AWC Zelensky Says Russia Should Attend Next Ukraine Summit AWC Israel New GOP Platform Vows Support for Israel, Deportation of Pro-Palestinian Protesters AWC Report: Gallant...

read more
News Roundup 7/15/2024

News Roundup 7/15/2024

Russia Russian Officials Vow Response to US Missile Deployment to Germany AWC US Announces New Weapons Package for Ukraine After Biden-Zelensky Meeting AWC Lithuania Moves to Exit Cluster Ban Treaty, Citing Weapons Effectiveness The Institute  Ukraine’s Military...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This