News Roundup 3/18/2022

by | Mar 18, 2022

News Roundup 3/18/2022

by | Mar 18, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The spending bill includes a provision that prevents spies from working for foreign governments. [Link]

Russia

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken says a US citizen was killed in Ukraine. [Link]
  • Biden withdrew CIA paramilitaries from Ukraine last month. [Link]
  • ICE is arresting Ukrainians seeking asylum in the US. [Link]
  • Foreign fighters in Ukraine report a lack of weapons and organization. [Link]
  • National security adviser Jake Sullivan met with the secretary of the Russian Security Council. 
  • The Western reaction to the war in Ukraine is a boon for the defense industry. [Link]
  • Zelensky says Ukraine should acknowledge it won’t join NATO. [Link]
  • Biden announces a new $800 million arms package to Ukraine. [Link]

China

  • The US and Japan carry out joint military drills. [Link]

Korea

  • A North Korean missile exploded shortly after takeoff. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Biden grants over 70,000 Afghan deportation relief. [Link]

Iran

  • The UK released over $500 million in Iranian funds and Iran released two British citizens. [Link]
  • The US is considering dropping the IRGC from the terrorism blacklist. [Link]

Yemen

  • The GCC is considering inviting the Houthi to Saudi Arabia for talks. [Link] The Houthi say they are open to talks but the talks must be in a neutral country. [Link]
  • The Houthi made some territorial gains and claimed to kill 200 Saudi soldiers. [Link]

Ethiopia 

  • The Ethiopian army executed three Doctors Without Borders aid workers. [Link]

Articles by Kyle Anzalone and Will Porter

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US Demands Concessions to Drop Iran Terror Designation

About 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.

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