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  • White House Takes Action to Secure "Critical" Tech

    October 19, 2020

    The White House moves to protect technologies critical to U.S. national security, including artificial intelligence, quantum information science, and semiconductors with new guidelines of a government-wide approach, including tightening the country's export control restrictions on items that strengthen the militaries of other countries, such as China or Russia.

  • U.S. State and Education Department Warn of China's Influence Operations within the U.S. Education System.

    October 14, 2020

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos joined forces warning the heads of lower, primary and higher education institutions about China’s influence on learning in the United States, specifically calling out Confucius Classrooms and Confucius Institutes, alleging that they are tools of the Chinese Communist Party's influence operations.

  • Turkey Resumes Energy Exploration in Greek Claimed Waters

    October 13, 2020

    The Oruç Reis, a large vessel owned by Turkey's General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration resumed its energy exploration efforts in waters claimed by Greece and Cyprus without a resolution after Turkey agreed to withdraw last month in order to negotiate with Athens.

  • Turkey Hires 1,000 Syrian Mercenaries to Fight in Nagorno-Karabakh

    October 13, 2020

    Turkey has deployed 1,000 Syrian mercenaries, hired from a private firm, into the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh which has increased tensions to a regional scale, threatening war.

  • Poland and Lithuania Recall their Ambassadors in Belarus

    October 06, 2020

    According to an AP report, Poland and Lithuania, who offer support to the Belarusian opposition, have recalled their ambassadors from Belarus, where hundreds of people have been detained during massive protests against the authoritarian president who won a sixth term in office in an election widely seen as rigged. 

  • US Defense Strategy to Shift to "Irregular Warfare"

    October 06, 2020

    According to a report by Rachel S. Cohen at Air Force Magazine,  the US Defense Department says the entire military must get better at “Irregular Warfare” to fend off the rise of not just non state terror groups and cyber attackers, but to stymie Russia and China.

  • The House GOP China Task Force Reveals Recommendations

    October 01, 2020

    The House Republicans China task force unveiled its full report this week laying out over 400 policy recommendations to address the numerous threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party including national security concerns, human rights violations, problems with the supply chain, Beijing’s missteps in its handling of the pandemic and China’s overall expanding influence on the world stage.

  • U.S. Rejects Lukashenko as President of Belarus

    September 30, 2020

    Echoing the declarations of both the European Union and Germany, the United States State Department has declared that, due to credible allegations of election fraud in Belarus, the U.S. will no longer recognize Alexander Lukashenko as president of the country.

  • The UK has Developed a Cyber Super Weapon that can Destroy Key Enemy Targets

    September 30, 2020

    As the threat of cyber attacks grows, in particular from Russia, General Sir Patrick Sanders, commander of Strategic Command, has revealed the Ministry of Defense (MoD) has been working on offensive and defensive cyber weapons that have the ability to “destroy critical capabilities and infrastructure”.

  • Turkey Building up Naval Forces

    September 30, 2020

    In an attempt to gain territory in the mediterranean, adriatic and aegean seas, Turkey's President Erdogan is embarking on a naval build-up causing alarm in Greece and the threat of sanctions from the European Union.

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