News Roundup 3/23/2022

by | Mar 23, 2022

News Roundup 3/23/2022

by | Mar 23, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A police officer who tased a man in the genitals was denied qualified immunity. [Link]
  • Julian Assange and Stella Moris marry in a UK prison as Assange faces extradition to the US. [Link]
  • Colorado will divest from Unilever in its state pension fund because of Ben and Jerry’s decision not to sell ice cream in West Bank settlements. [Link]

Foreign Policy

  • The US and UK agree to lift steel and aluminum tariffs. [Link] The UK agreed to lift a three-year-old tariff on American whiskey. [Link]
  • The UK plans to buy a ballistic missile radar and other equipment from the US for $700 million. [Link]
  • Turkey is seeking F-35s and Patriot missiles from the US. [Link]
  • More US mililtary equipment will be transferred to Ukraine this week. [Link]
  • The US and Canada carried out joint war games in Alaska. [Link]


  • The US plans to expand the number of Ukrainian refugees it allows into the US. [Link]
  • The US formally accuses Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine. [Link]
  • A high-ranking Greek diplomat says the purpose of sanctions is regime change in Moscow. [Link]
  • Biden says India is shaky on isolating Russia. [Link]
  • Western countries are attempting to remove Russia from the G20. [Link]
  • Biden may announce a plan to deploy more troops near NATO countries near Ukraine this week. [Link]
  • National security adviser Jake Sullivan says a cyber attack will likely trigger collective action from NATO. [Link]
  • NATO says as many as 15,000 Russian soldiers have been killed. The alliance claims up to 40,000 have been killed, injured, or captured. [Link]
  • Ukraine says Russia is deploying Libyan forces to Ukraine. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran’s supreme leader is in support of nuclear talks. [Link]
  • State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the onus was on Iran to return to the nuclear agreement. [Link]
  • The Houthi are receptive to a proposed Ramadan ceasefire. [Link] 


  • US sanctions on Russia are harming the Kenyan flower and tea industries. [Link]
  • The EU ordered an end to training Malian forces until it gets assurances from the government those forces are not also working with the Russian Wagner Group. [Link]
  • Gunmen killed 34 people and destroyed 200 homes in Nigeria. [Link]

Articles by Kyle Anzalone and Will Porter

Sen. Rand Paul bucks party, says getting out of Iran deal was ‘a mistake’

UN Human Rights Report Says Israel Guilty of ‘Apartheid’

Rep. Kinzinger Pressures Israel to ‘Pick a Side’ as Tel Aviv Plays Leading Role in Ukraine Talks

Pentagon Accuses China of ‘Largest Military Buildup Since WW2’

US May Invoke Defense Production Act to Fill Weapons Stocks Depleted by Ukraine Donations

Pentagon Exploits Ukraine War to Sink Another Billion Into Failed Zumwalt-Class Destroyers

US Sanctions China for ‘Repressive Acts’ After Telling Beijing to Cut Ties with Russia

Zelensky Seeks NATO Security Guarantees, Rejects Russian Demands On Donbass & Crimea

About 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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