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Military Tensions Heat Up in Korea Ahead of VP Harris Visit

Military Tensions Heat Up in Korea Ahead of VP Harris Visit

North Korea has conducted several ballistic missile tests in recent days, carrying out launches after the latest round of joint war games between the United States and South Korea. Tensions are rising on the peninsula as Vice President Kamala Harris prepares to visit the dematerialized zone (DMZ) later this week.

White House Sent Multiple Threats to the Kremlin Via Backchannels

White House Sent Multiple Threats to the Kremlin Via Backchannels

The Joe Biden administration has sent several warnings to Russia via backchannels regarding the possible use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the Washington Post reports. The White House’s messages to Russia have been intentionally nondescript to foster uncertainty in Moscow about what the US would do if Russia deployed its ultimate weapon.

NATO: China’s Role in Ukraine War Shows Why It Is a ‘Challenge’ to the Alliance

NATO: China’s Role in Ukraine War Shows Why It Is a ‘Challenge’ to the Alliance

During remarks on Wednesday, the civilian head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) slammed China as a “challenge” to the alliance. In an interview with Reuters, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Beijing’s support for the war in Ukraine, its opposition to NATO expansion, and its territorial claims justify the alliance assigning China this label. 

US, Canadian War Ships Sail Through Taiwan Strait Shortly After Biden’s Pledge to Go to War with China

US, Canadian War Ships Sail Through Taiwan Strait Shortly After Biden’s Pledge to Go to War with China

US and Canadian warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait, which China views as its territorial waters, on Tuesday. Since US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei last month, tensions between Washington and Beijing have soared. The transit occurred just days after President Joe Biden pledged to defend Taiwan with military force against China. 

COI #322: Is the Iran Deal Dead?

COI #322: Is the Iran Deal Dead?

On COI #322, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover the aftermath of Israeli forces’ murder of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Tel Aviv’s increasingly heavy influence on the Joe Biden administration’s Iran policy, an Orwellian Saudi government app...

US Hopes India & China Will Put Price Caps on Russian Oil as Moscow Surges Energy Exports to New Delhi & Beijing

US Hopes India & China Will Put Price Caps on Russian Oil as Moscow Surges Energy Exports to New Delhi & Beijing

The White House called on India and China to implement the G7’s price restrictions on Russian oil exports. Since the West started to curb energy exports from Moscow in response to the war in Ukraine, India and China have significantly increased their imports of Russian energy. On Tuesday, Moscow and Beijing signed a new agreement to trade oil in yuan and rubles. 

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