Author: Madeline Fink

Israel’s Incoming Disruptive Regime

In December 2022, Benjamin Netanyahu’s strict incoming Israeli government announced that West Bank settlement expansion would be a top priority for future endeavors. Netanyahu, who served 12 years as prime minister, is returning to power after he was removed from office in 2021. This announcement marks what is expected to

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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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Zelenskiy Guarantees Protections For The Surrender Of Russian Soldiers

On September 24th, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy offered guaranteed protections to Russian soldiers who surrender to Ukraine. Zelenskiy’s announcement arrived on the heels of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order of a partial mobilization of Russian reservists to bolster his forces in Ukraine. The announcement on September 21st called up 300,000 reservists

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What Is The Path To Peace In Ethiopia?

In Ethiopia, Tigrayan defence forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) are fighting against the Ethiopian National Defense Force, who have partnered with troops from Eritrea and Amhara forces to form the current government of Ethiopia, led by President Abiy Ahmed. Although the parties may be divided along the

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Britain Working With Japan On A New Aviation Program

Following 2020’s Brexit, Britain is pursuing a contemporary aviation program with a newfound partner outside of the European Union. On July 14th, it was reported that Britain and Japan were close to an agreement to merge their Tempest and F-X fighter jet programs, with a goal to finalize a deal

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U.S. Restrictions Infringe Upon Russian Arms Treaty

The United States and its allies, including Britain and the European Union, closed their airspace to Russian planes as part of a barrage of sanctions imposed on Russia in response to its decision to send its armed forces into Ukraine in February. On August 8th, the Russian foreign ministry announced

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Russia Denounces Air Strikes On Syria

On July 2nd, Syria accused Israel of launching an “air aggression” from the Mediterranean, West of Lebanon’s second-largest city Tripoli, with numerous missiles aimed at an area to the south of Tartous. On July 4th, Russia’s foreign ministry called the strikes on Syria absolutely unacceptable and demanded the termination of

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Israel Developing An Air Defense Alliance In The Middle East

On June 21st, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz stated that Israel is developing a regional air defence alliance sponsored by the United States. The announcement was the first time Israel has openly acknowledged a regionwide military alliance with Arab partners as part of its budding regional ties.  Unveiling the newly

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China-U.S. Defense Meeting Develops Communication Between States

On June 10th, United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Chinese Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe while attending the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore. Though each side distinctly asserted certain opposing views, specifically on the issue of Taiwan, the meeting served as an important signifier of efforts to

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Indonesian President Makes Peace Mission To Russia, Ukraine

Indonesian president Joko Widodo is set to embark on a peace mission to Russia and Ukraine in the coming days. President Widodo, known as “Jokowi” and current chair of the G20, will spend his visits urging Russia and Ukraine to rekindle peace talks, as well as seeking ways to free

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