CHINA SEEKS TO BREAK OUT OF FIRST ISLAND CHAIN; NIGERIAN VOTE EMERGING ON THE LONG WAR
JIHADI'S HIT AGAIN IN SOMALIA
Xi Jinping’s Strategy of Conflict
By Dan Blumenthal & Cindy Chen, 1945: "As the People’s Republic of China marks its 20th party congress this month, Chinese President Xi Jinping is poised to shepherd both the Chinese Communist Party and the nation into a new and dangerous era."
Why Biden’s National Security Strategy Is Destined to Fail
By Mackenzie Eaglen, 1945: "The Biden administration’s newly released National Security Strategy (NSS) calls for a military that can essentially do it all – from “backstopping diplomacy, confronting aggression, deterring conflict,” to fighting and winning the nation’s wars."
Truth or consequences The Saudi crown prince has some legitimate grievances
Permanent Rupture: The European-Russian Energy Relationship Has Ended with Nord Stream, by Emily Holland
Iraq’s political class must address 'crisis of trust,' says PM
In an exclusive interview, Mustafa al-Kadhimi also discusses Iraq’s shift to regional hub for diplomacy and economic progress despite strong political headwinds.
Latest PRO Memo: NEOM’s ambitious concepts present funding, feasibility challenges for Saudi Arabia
Robert Mogielnicki examines the likely scenarios for the trajectory of Saudi Arabia's planned futuristic megacity.
Arrest of officials, politicians in Tunisia raises controversy
Tunisian authorities arrested a number of officials linked to Ennahda, the main opposing party to President Kais Saied, in connection with the deportation of Tunisians to fight in Syria.