Day: June 25, 2020

U.S. Tightens Syrian Sanctions Through The Caesar Act

In a sweeping move earlier this week, the United States officially imposed a new round of sanctions on the Syrian government—effectively cutting off the already war-torn country from the world economy. The legislation that made this possible, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, was named in honour of a Syrian

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China Releases Plan For Hong Kong Security Law

On June 20, the Chinese government released a blueprint for its new national security law. According to a CNN article dated June 21, the bill would allow Chinese officials to establish a national security office in Hong Kong. A Global Times article dated June 20 adds that Hong Kong’s chief

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Annual U.S.-Led BALTOPS Military Exercises Conducted In Baltic Sea

Earlier this month, the U.S. kicked off the annual BALTOPS military exercises in the Baltic Sea. The BALTOPS is an annual exercise held by United Sates Naval Forces Europe. The exercises normally include naval training, search and rescue exercises, radar testing and tracking, maritime security, and military trials. This year,

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