Stand with The Libertarian Institute

The Empire has us on the brink of nuclear Armageddon. The central bank has us flirting with economic-social collapse. Americans are increasingly paranoid of one another and simultaneously invested in wielding the state against one another.

The voices of the establishment are legion. The voices of dissent are few. Make your stand for liberty by supporting The Libertarian Institute today.

News Roundup 9/21/20

by | Sep 21, 2020

News Roundup 9/21/20

by | Sep 21, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The US will ban WeChat and new downloads of TikTok. Users with the TikTok app already downloaded will be able to use it until mid-November. Trump continues to demand the platform be sold to an American company. [Link]
  • After ByteDance announced it would sell TikTok to Oracle, Trump rescinded the ban. A judge blocked the ban on WeChat. [Link] 
  • The Trump administration is trying to get Russia to accept more concessions before extending New Start. [Link]
  • Russia rejected extending New State under the terms proposed by the Trump administration. Russia now sees a minimal chance of extending New Start. [Link]


  • The Tehreek-e-Taliban, a Pakistani group with no ties to the Afghan Taliban, are increasingly attacking security forces in northeast Pakistan. [Link]


  • Twenty-four civilians were killed by an Afghan government airstrike. [Link]
  • Members of the Taliban kill seven Afghan government troops in an insider attack. The Taliban members also stole equipment from the base. [Link]


  • France, the UK, and Germany announce they will not support the US effort to extend international sanctions against Iran. [Link]
  • The US plans to announce sanctions against several Iranians. [Link]

Middle East

  • US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, says he thinks annexation will happen, and it was only delayed in the Israel-UAE agreement. [Link]
  • The US announced a new deployment of soldiers to Syria. The US will deploy fewer than 100 soldiers and six Bradly vehicles. The increase in troops comes after run-ins between the US and Russian/Syrian armies in recent weeks. [Link]

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.

Our Books


Related Articles


Venezuela The US might soon grant Chevron a license to pump oil in Venezuela in a move that would ease crippling sanctions that were imposed on the South American country by the Trump administration. AWC Russia Poland said Monday that Germany will deploy a US-made...

read more

News Roundup 11/21/2022

US News The Pentagon’s comptroller said that the department has failed its fifth consecutive audit. AWC Russia Poland’s president and the leader of NATO both said on Wednesday that Ukrainian air defenses, not Russia, likely fired the missile that hit Polish territory...

read more

News Roundup 11/16/2022

Russia President Biden told reporters in Indonesia on Wednesday that it’s “unlikely” the missile that hit a village in Poland Tuesday near the Ukrainian border was fired by Russia and that “preliminary” information indicates otherwise. AWC Poland is considering...

read more

News Roundup 11/15/2022

US News The FBI bought the Israeli spyware Pegasus. The FBI Director Chris Wray says the spyware was never deployed. NYT Russia Citing unnamed administration officials, the report said that Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan...

read more

News Roundup 11/13/2022

US News The Department of Defense announced it will send the Avenger air defense system to Ukraine. The White House has approved over $1 billion in security assistance for Kiev in the past three weeks. The Institute  US special operations forces on Wednesday dropped a...

read more

News Roundup 11/10/2022

US News Biden says Elon Musk’s foreign relationships should be looked at. NBC Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said there were no threats to the midterms that undermined the integrity of the results. Def One The Pentagon plans to award a $9 billion...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This