News Roundup 2/11/21

by | Feb 11, 2021

News Roundup 2/11/21

by | Feb 11, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A new bill proposes cutting civilian Pentagon jobs by 100,000. [Link]
  • Facebook will begin limiting the amount of political content in some user’s feeds. [Link]

Great Power

  • Ukraine announces at NATO HQ it would build two new navy bases on the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. [Link]
  • The US announces a task force to review China policy. The task force is led by China-hawk Ely Ratner. [Link]

Israel

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Biden believes Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. [Link]
  • Mossad reports to Jewish Chronical how it carried out the assassination of an Iranian scientist. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran’s foreign minister says that time is running out to revive the JCPOA and Iran will soon take further steps away from the deal the US broke. [Link]
  • The Biden administration position on Turkish ownership of the S-400 air defense system will remain unchanged. The Trump administration expelled Turkey from the F-35 program and sanctioned the country for buying the Russian system. [Link]

Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi released a female activist after torturing her in prison for three years. [Link]
  • Blinken and the Saudi foreign minister held a phone call about ending the Yemen war and bolstering the Saudi defense. [Link]
  • The US Envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, will travel to Saudi to push for an end to the war. [Link]
  • The Houthi carried out a drone attack on a Saudi airport. [Link]

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