U.S. Aims to Expand Export Bans on China Over Security and Human Rights

The Biden administration is applying lessons learned from controls on Russia during the Ukraine war to try to limit China’s military and technological advances.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #commerce-department, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #science-and-technology, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

Biden Vows to Back Ukraine ‘as Long as It Takes’ Despite Economic Toll

NATO leaders concluded a summit with new commitments to a united front against Russian aggression, but they face the challenge of persuading their own people that it’s worth the cost.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

A More Muscular NATO Emerges as West Confronts Russia and China

It is a fundamental shift for a military alliance born in the Cold War and scrambling to respond to a newly reshaped world.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #prisoners-of-war, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations

NATO Expansion, Compliments of Mr. Putin

Make the affirmative case for NATO enlargement.

#defense-and-military-forces, #finland, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stoltenberg-jens, #sweden, #ukraine, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

In Blow to Putin, Turkey Won’t Bar Sweden and Finland From NATO

The change was a victory for President Biden and a setback to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who had justified the Ukraine invasion as a warning against NATO’s expansion.

#andersson-magdalena-1967, #civilian-casualties, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #finland, #group-of-seven, #international-relations, #niinisto-sauli, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stoltenberg-jens, #sweden, #ukraine

G7 Leaders Work to Punish Russia Over Ukraine War

On the first day of their gathering, Group of 7 leaders moved to increase the economic pressure on Russia, but a missile attack on the Ukrainian capital made clear that Moscow is not backing down.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #gold, #group-of-seven, #international-relations, #kiev-ukraine, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

U.S.-Led Alliance Face Frustration Over Russia Sanctions

Vladimir V. Putin is making gains in his war on Ukraine while the United States and its allies struggle with soaring energy prices and inflation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #group-of-seven, #inflation-economics, #international-relations, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #putin-vladimir-v, #ruble-currency, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations

Companies Brace for Impact of New Forced Labor Law

Billions of dollars could be at stake as a law banning imports of products from China goes into effect.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #supply-chain, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

Naftali Bennett’s Exit Interview

Israel’s departing prime minister reflects on a government that tried to put pragmatism ahead of ideology. 

#bennett-naftali, #content-type-personal-profile, #international-relations, #iran, #israel, #nuclear-weapons, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Israel Confirms Regional Military Project, Showing Its Growing Role

The Israeli defense minister, Benny Gantz, said Israel was working with other countries in the Middle East to combat Iranian military threats.

#arabs, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #israel, #middle-east, #politics-and-government

On Inflation and the Food Crisis, the World Can Work Together or Fall Apart

No single country can solve the problem of rising food and fuel costs.

#africa, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-sea, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #federal-reserve-system, #food, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #grain, #guterres-antonio, #inflation-economics, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #middle-east, #odessa-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #ports, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #ukraine, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #wheat

A Link to Besieged Ukrainians Is Cut, as Allies Question Strategy

The last bridge to the city of Sievierodonetsk fell as street battles raged, and some Western officials questioned Ukraine’s ability to keep resisting the Russian onslaught.

#donbas-ukraine, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

North of Kyiv, the Russians Retreated. But the War Never Left.

In the Ukrainian villages near the Russian border, shells still explode and checkpoints and trenches dot the landscape. And wary civilians live in fear the enemy will return.

#belarus, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #propaganda, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Biden Races to Expand Coalition Against Russia but Meets Resistance

Many Asian, African and Latin American nations are maintaining ties with Russia as the United States tries to isolate President Vladimir V. Putin and end the war in Ukraine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #foreign-aid, #international-relations, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

Biden Faces Skepticism at Summit of the Americas

The U.S. president called for concrete commitments on several major issues, but other leaders said the United States is doing too little to meet the moment.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bukele-nayib, #duque-ivan, #harris-kamala-d, #international-relations, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #summit-of-the-americas

Chinese Pilots Sent a Message. American Allies Said They Went Too Far.

Australia and Canada said Chinese jets harassed their military planes, though Beijing says it was defending its security. A mishap over Pacific waters could have ominous repercussions.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #territorial-disputes, #united-states-international-relations

Biden Has ‘Only Bad Options’ for Bringing Down Oil Prices

The president’s trip to Saudi Arabia is unlikely to reduce oil and gasoline prices, and it is not clear that anything else he might do would work, either.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carter-jimmy, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #iran, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #saudi-arabia, #united-states-international-relations, #venezuela

China Is Beating the U.S. in the Battle for Influence in Asia

Biden’s Plans Will Do Little to Shore Up U.S. Leverage

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #international-relations, #japan, #lowy-institute, #regional-comprehensive-economic-partnership-rcep, #south-korea, #southeast-asia, #trans-pacific-partnership, #united-states-international-relations

Israel Signs Trade Deal With U.A.E.

The agreement highlighted deepening ties between Israel and parts of the Arab world. Once ratified, it will remove tariffs on 96 percent of bilateral trade, the two governments said.

#dubai-united-arab-emirates, #international-relations, #israel, #peace-process

Colombia Election: Angry, Mobilized and Voting for Gustavo Petro

A large and loud youth electorate hungry to transform one of Latin America’s most unequal societies could propel Gustavo Petro, a former rebel, to the presidency.

#colombia, #content-type-personal-profile, #income-inequality, #international-relations, #petro-gustavo, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #youth

China Seeks Sweeping Regional Deal With Pacific Island Countries

Newly obtained documents shed light on how Beijing hopes to win friends and gain influence in an area of strategic importance.

#china, #fiji, #international-relations, #micronesia, #solomon-islands, #united-states-international-relations

U.S. Speeds Up Reshaping of Taiwan’s Defenses to Deter China

The Biden administration is taking lessons from the war in Ukraine to turn Taiwan into a “porcupine” bristling with weapons that would inflict severe pain if attacked.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #taiwan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

On Taiwan, Biden Should Find His Inner Truman

Biden’s astute pledge to defend the island democracy was no gaffe. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

Russia and China Held Military Exercise in East Asia as Biden Visited

The coordinated bomber flights were the first such activity the two nations had done together since President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia ordered the invasion of Ukraine.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #east-asia, #india, #international-relations, #japan, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

Putin Showed His True Hand. The West Kept Shaking It.

It was a naive gamble: if we were nice to Putin, maybe he would be nice to us.

#international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Biden Pledges to Defend Taiwan if It Faces a Chinese Attack

Moving away from a policy of “strategic ambiguity,” the president said he would take a step to protect the island democracy beyond what the U.S. has done for Ukraine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #japan, #kishida-fumio, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Says U.S. Military Would Defend Taiwan if China Invaded

Moving away from a policy of “strategic ambiguity,” the president said he would take a step to protect the island democracy that he has been unwilling to make when it comes to Ukraine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #japan, #kishida-fumio, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Russian Hacking Cartel Attacks Costa Rican Government Agencies

Experts who track the hackers’ actions said the group had recently begun to shift its focus to countries in Central and South America, perhaps as retaliation against nations that have supported Ukraine.

#chaves-rodrigo, #costa-rica, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

NATO Leaders Say They Will Speed Finland and Sweden Membership Bids

In another setback for Moscow, top officials from alliance nations met over the weekend in Berlin to discuss admitting Finland and Sweden and supporting Ukraine.

#berlin-germany, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stoltenberg-jens, #ukraine

Biden Could Make the World Safer, but He’s Too Afraid of the Politics

The administration knows how to get the Iran nuclear deal back. It’s just afraid of Republicans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #nuclear-weapons, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

Two Europes Confront Each Other Over the Glory, or Shame, of War

On Monday, Vladimir Putin will mark Russia’s Victory Day by extolling the virtues of force. France’s leader, Emmanuel Macron, will honor a very different anniversary.

#cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #european-union, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #moscow-russia, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #red-army-soviet-union, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #western-europe, #world-war-ii-1939-45

As Diplomacy Hopes Dim, U.S. Marshals Allies to Furnish Long-Term Military Aid to Ukraine

Germany said it would send Ukraine dozens of armored antiaircraft vehicles, a major shift for a country that has been reluctant to escalate the conflict with Russia.

#arms-trade, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #foreign-aid, #germany, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

Nicaragua’s Secretive Ruling Family Reaches Out Quietly to the U.S.

Sanctions intended to thwart the president’s dictatorial actions have hit his family and inner circle hard. More pain is expected as sanctions hit Russia, an ally.

#chamorro-carlos-fernando, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #murillo-rosario, #nicaragua, #ortega-daniel, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

Tony Blair on Russia’s War in Ukraine: A Virtual Event

The former British prime minister will speak with Peter Baker of The New York Times on May 2.

#blair-tony, #internal-open-access, #international-relations, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts

With Us or With Them? In a New Cold War, How About Neither.

Old geopolitical foes are facing off after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but much of the world is refusing to take sides.

#africa, #defense-and-military-forces, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #general-assembly-un, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #thailand, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Acknowledging the Limits of Sanctions

Sanctions alone will not force Russia to end its war in Ukraine.

#bank-of-china, #central-bank-of-russia, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #government-accountability-office, #group-of-seven, #history-academic-subject, #international-relations, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #swiftsociety-for-worldwide-interbank-financial-telecommunication, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

As Marine Le Pen Moves Closer to French Presidency, Putin Ties Persist

As elections approach Sunday, the far-right candidate is linked to the Russian president by a web of financial ties and a history of support that has hardly dimmed despite the war in Ukraine.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #campaign-finance, #crimea-ukraine, #defense-and-military-forces, #elections, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #france, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #marine-le-pen, #mediapart, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

President Moon Exchanges Farewell Letters With Kim Jong-un

President Moon Jae-in, who is barred from seeking re-election after his five-year term, and the North’s leader had warm parting words amid a diplomatic stalemate.

#international-relations, #kim-jong-un, #letters, #moon-jae-in, #north-korea, #nuclear-tests, #politics-and-government, #south-korea

US Braces for Potential French Election Shockwave

An upset victory by the right-wing nationalist Marine Le Pen in the presidential election on Sunday could scramble President Biden’s foreign policy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elections, #european-union, #france, #international-relations, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations

Why China’s Security Pact With the Solomon Islands is a Threat

In potentially opening the door to a Chinese military base, the Solomon Islands threatens the balance of power in a vital shipping region.

#china, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #solomon-islands, #united-states-international-relations

Yemen’s Houthis Went From Ragtag Militia to Force Threatening Gulf Powers

Iran’s cultivation of the Houthis over the years of war in Yemen has armed them with missiles and drones, endangering Washington’s partners and Tehran’s rivals, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

#defense-and-military-forces, #drones-pilotless-planes, #houthis, #international-relations, #iran, #middle-east, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #yemen

Peng Ming-min, Fighter for Democracy in Taiwan, Dies at 98

He endured Japanese imperial rule, a lost limb in World War II, Chinese martial law and decades in exile to become a leading force for Taiwanese self-determination.

#chiang-kai-shek, #china, #deaths-obituaries, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-progressive-party-taiwan, #international-relations, #peng-ming-min, #politics-and-government, #taiwan

Faced With a Changed Europe, China Sticks to an Old Script

Europe was viewed as lacking the power and the will to contest China’s rise. But now, a harder line toward Russia has implications for Beijing.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #xi-jinping

Ukraine War Pushes Germans to Change. They Are Wavering.

In just six weeks since Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a strategic shift for his country, already doubts are emerging about how real and deep it is.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #germany, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

America Needs to Be Strategic About the War in Ukraine

How the United States should deal with Putin.

#international-relations, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Macron to Face Le Pen for President as French Gravitate Toward Extremes

President Emmanuel Macron and the hard-right leader Marine Le Pen will compete for a second time in a runoff on April 24.

#elections, #europe, #european-union, #eurozone, #france, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #la-republique-en-marche, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republicans-the-france, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #socialist-party-france, #zemmour-eric

Imran Khan Ousted as Pakistan’s Prime Minister

The country will now face early elections after days of brinkmanship in which Mr. Khan tried to dissolve Parliament to head off the no-confidence vote.

#defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #politics-and-government

Imran Khan Resigns as Pakistan’s Prime Minister

The country will now face early elections after days of brinkmanship in which Mr. Khan tried to dissolve Parliament to head off the no-confidence vote.

#defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #politics-and-government

Globalization Is Over. The Global Culture Wars Have Begun.

We’re entering the age of red world versus blue world.

#china, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-values-survey, #xi-jinping

Pakistan’s Supreme Court Blocks Imran Khan’s Move to Stay in Power

The prime minister will now face a no-confidence vote, which he had tried to avoid by dissolving Parliament, a move his opponents called a coup.

#international-relations, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #pakistan-tehreek-e-insaf, #politics-and-government, #supreme-court-of-pakistan