Nancy Pelosi’s Planned Taiwan trip: a major test of Washington’s resolve. House speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning a trip to Taiwan in August - a first visit for a house speaker in 25 years. (side note: and crucially, not unprecedented) This would be yet another major gesture to…
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Taiwan trip fallout: Implications & responding to Chinese provocations and attempts at creating a new status quo.
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*note: China’s response to Pelosi’s visit, PLA’s military drills, intel opportunities, and how the US should respond, all require a deeper dive and will…
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Taiwan and the CHIPS Act - hidden implications.
Ukraine War Updates: Donbas battlefield & outlook. HIMARS keeps on delivering, and Ukraine is preparing for a counterattack of Kherson. All indicators…
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Ukraine War Updates: Donbas battlefield & outlook. President Zelensky fired several intel officials - including his spy Chief (head of Ukraine’s SBU…
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Biden’s most consequential statement on Iran - next steps: establish credibility. In his trip to the Middle East, President Biden declared that he was…
Ukraine War Updates: Donbas battlefield & outlook. The Russian Defense Ministry announced the end to the operational pause, and on July 16, Defense…
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The Bismarck Cables