Day: June 30, 2022

Russia Threatens Retaliation Against U.S. Journalists

The Russian government has threatened to strip the accreditation of U.S. news organizations in Russia if the United States does not agree to treat Russian journalists better. Despite Russia’s criticism, the United States has continued to give visas to qualified journalists and has not revoked any foreign press credentials already

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Worsening Algeria-Spain Relations Spell Trouble for Western Sahara

On Wednesday, the eighth of June 2022, Algeria announced it was suspending a decades-long ‘friendship treaty’ with Spain. The cooling of relations between the two countries, separated by only 150 kilometers of the Mediterranean sea, has major ramifications for peace and stability in the region of Western Sahara, a country

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The Intensifying Battle for Ukraine’s Severodonetsk

Fierce fighting for Ukraine’s strategic city of Severodonetsk rages on as Russian artillery levels infrastructure and massacres civilians. The city has become the keystone in a Russian strategy to control the eastern Donbas region of Ukraine. Mixed reports and a paucity of independent observers obfuscate the current situation in Sievierodonetsk.

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Russia and China Form Mutual Alignment, Challenging NATO Supremacy

Amidst continuing global contestations, regional alliances have produced new revelations in their historied role as axes of power. “Moscow and Beijing have declared their opposition to further enlargement of NATO and to the formation of other regional security alliances,” notes a caption under an image of Xi Jinping and Vladimir

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Malaysia Faces Severe Labour Shortage

Malaysian companies, limited by a nationwide shortage of workers, have canceled billions of dollars in sales amidst a labour crisis that threatens to disrupt Malaysia’s post-pandemic recovery. The paucity of labour has been attributed to slow government approvals and stalling negotiations with Bangladesh and Indonesia over worker protections. The Malaysian

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Algerian-Spanish Relations Suffer From Spanish Policy Shift On Western Sahara

On June 9th, 2022, Algeria suspended the friendship treaty established in 2002 between Algeria and Spain. Tensions between Algeria and Spain have worsened due to Spain’s new position on Western Sahara. Algeria has consistently backed the Polisario Front movement in Western Sahara, which fights for full independence and sovereignty. Morocco

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