Regions: European and Eurasian

The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

Strong pollution standards can ensure decarbonization of the power sector

President Biden made the ambitious pledge in 2021 to eliminate carbon emissions from power plants by 2035. Clean electricity is essential not only to decarbonize the power sector but to…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

The states that are falling behind in economic freedom

As people across the nation and indeed across the globe continue to struggle financially due to inflation, lingering coronavirus outbreaks and the effects of the Russian war on Ukraine, we…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

DNC approves adjusted early presidential primary schedule

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday approved an adjusted early presidential primary state schedule, formalizing their intentions to move Iowa out of the early lineup and shake up the…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

Congress is set to expose what may be the largest censorship system in U.S. history

This coming week a new House select subcommittee will hold its first hearing on the FBI and the possible "weaponization" of government agencies. A variety of such controversies have contributed to plunging…

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United Nations (UN) Top Stories | February 4, 2023

Moldova: The long and winding road to safety

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, some 700,000 fleeing people have passed through neighbouring Moldova, putting a huge strain on the country’s resources. The UN’s migration agency (IOM) is helping the…

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Gatestone Institute | February 4, 2023

Biggest Gift to Iran's Mullahs, China and Russia: Biden Administration's Weak Leadership

Thanks to the Biden administration's weak and vacillating leadership, Iran, Russia and China have been emboldened to levels never before seen. [T]he Biden administration has not been taking any action…

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The Arab Weekly | February 4, 2023

US, allies say Iran inconsistent in meeting nuclear obligations

The production of high-enriched uranium by Iran at Fordow carries significant proliferation-related risks, the US, Britain, France and Germany said in a joint statement.

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Nikkei Asia | February 4, 2023

Ukraine latest: G-7-led coalition sets price cap on Russian oil products

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The Hill, Defense | February 4, 2023

Defense & National Security — Blinken pauses trip after Chinese balloon detected

A Chinese balloon is still flying over the U.S. after it shocked the nation and postponed Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Beijing.  We’re breaking that down for you,…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

Global food prices on the downslide, UN agency says

Welcome to The Hill's Sustainability newsletter. A friend forward this newsletter to you? Subscribe here. Today we’ll get ahead of the extreme cold that’s overtaking the northeastern U.S. and also look at…

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Nikkei Asia | February 4, 2023

Ukraine latest: U.S. to send more Javelin missiles, HIMARS rockets

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The Hill, International | February 4, 2023

US to send high-tech Boeing missiles in latest $2.2B Ukraine package

A new U.S. weapons package for Ukraine worth nearly $2.2 billion will for the first time include a longer-range missile, the Pentagon announced Friday.  The Boeing-made Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb, a…

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US Department of Defense, News | February 4, 2023

Austin Notes Progress on Development of Australia's Nuclear-Powered Sub

The U.S. and Australia signaled their continued commitment to AUKUS, which is the trilateral security pact among Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S., Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Why the discovery of a Chinese balloon in US skies is such a big deal

Tensions between the U.S. and China are on the rise again after the discovery of what the Biden administration is describing as a sophisticated Chinese espionage tool flying over the…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Trump splits with McCarthy on Babbitt's death: 'I totally disagree'

Former President Trump said Thursday that he “totally” disagrees with Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on the death of Ashli Babbitt, a Jan. 6 rioter who was shot and killed by…

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Breaking Defense | February 3, 2023

At UN meeting, space cooperation picks up momentum, but Moscow and Beijing play spoilers

Flags stand outside the United Nations (UN) building in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg via Getty Images) WASHINGTON — A discussion this week by a United…

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US Dept of Defense, Releases | February 3, 2023

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Visits Norway to Deepen Special Operations Integration

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict visits Norway to deepen special operations integration.

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US Department of Defense, News | February 3, 2023

Air Defense Systems, Long-Range Fires Capability to be Sent to Ukraine

The Defense Department announced a new package of security assistance for Ukraine.  

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Nikkei Asia | February 3, 2023

Ukraine latest: U.S.to send more Javelin missiles, HIMARS rockets

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Democrats to vote on primary calendar at DNC winter meeting

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is scheduled to vote Saturday on its Rules and Bylaws Committee’s recommendation to reorder the presidential primary calendar in 2024 amid concerns from some states about both…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Get the most from federal energy and infrastructure dollars

Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), passed into law last year, millions more Americans could soon experience the thrill of accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in…

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US Dept of Defense, Releases | February 3, 2023

Biden Administration Announces Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

The Department of Defense is announcing a significant new package of security assistance for Ukraine.

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Hoover Institution | February 3, 2023

I Went Viral In Germany For A Meme About Scholzing – But The Chancellor’s Hesitancy Over Ukraine Is No Joke

I Went Viral In Germany For A Meme About Scholzing – But The Chancellor’s Hesitancy Over Ukraine Is No Joke Alexa Fri, 02/03/2023 - 10:32 Timothy Garton Ash Off Fri,…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Lone wolf terrorism is far from yesterday's threat

A radicalized ISIS-inspired terrorist was convicted on a raft of charges by a federal jury and could now face the death penalty. The ISIS wannabe, Sayfullo Saipov, killed eight people in the…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Russian disintegration is a dangerously dumb delusion

So far, Russia’s attempt to reassert itself as a first-tier power commanding a sphere of influence in the post-Soviet space has floundered. Rather than reestablishing Russia’s prestige and humbling the…

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