Day: November 1, 2022

Protests In France Over Rising Costs of Living

On Sunday, October 16, 2022, tens of thousands of Parisians took to the streets in protest over France’s rising cost of living, demanding wage increases along with other reformative measures. The event was organized by left-wing opposition groups who are critical of French President Emmanuel Macron’s handling of the economic

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Norway Moves To Bolster Its Military

On October 31, 2022, the Norwegian government stated that Norway is putting its military on a heightened level of alert beginning November 1st, in response to the war in Ukraine. Armed force personnel will spend less time training and more time on operational duties while the Home Guard, a rapid

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Deterrence Gone Wrong: Taiwan Edition

Taiwan is planning significant growth in defense funds as China continues to fly aircraft into the island’s air defense identification zone, operate military vessels in nearby waters, and prepare for a cross-strait invasion scenario. On October 4th, Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang announced a budget of about $19.4 billion for fiscal

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