April 22, 2023 :


– In the past two decades, the U.S. has engaged in armed conflict
through ground forces, proxy forces, or air strikes
in at least 20 countries
– By 2030 the BRICS could account for 50% of global GDP
– 99% of the world’s population
breathes air that exceeds WHO air quality guidelines
– Iraq is the world’s clearest contemporary example of kleptocracy
– On approval of sanctions, U.S. Gen Z stands at 45 percent,
Millennials at 55 percent, Gen X at 76 percent,
and Baby Boomers at 86 percent
– U.S. : the percentage of people considered Financially Healthy
decreased from 34% in 2021 to 31% in 2022
– A fighter jet deal between France and Qatar
may have tipped the scale
on the eyebrow-raising decision to award the World Cup
Weaponizing rights offers US Army
an innovative option to gain an advantage in irregular warfare


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December 25, 2022 :


Space Force requested $24.5 billion in FY2023,
up from its FY2022 request of $17.5 billion
– England and Wales : 8.7 % of 16- to 24-year-olds
reported using nitrous oxide in the last 12 months
– China : disparity in treatment of internal versus external drug crimes
– The ‘Ndrangheta have made the Italian port of Gioia Tauro crucial
to their European cocaine empire by controlling it with corruption and threats
– Elements of the Syrian government are key drivers of the captagon trade
– China and Russia produce over 75%
of global supply of antimony — used to harden lead alloys for bullets
– The Vatican has extended a controversial treaty with the PRC
– The absence of FDI screening mechanisms in individual EU member states
represents a vulnerability for the single market




December 24, 2022 :


Genome manipulation could enable the U.S. to shape its strategic future
– Citizens across MENA no longer perceive democracy to be a panacea
– Major corporations and cultural institutions
are helping build Cop City in Atlanta
– It’s virtually impossible for the Lebanese to have sex freely and safely
– A significant proportion
of nuclear power plants under construction are facing difficulties
– Half of Fidesz voters and 60% of opposition voters
are economically left-wing
– Europe is a key origin
of glass eels smuggled to Asia by criminal networks
– Rampal coal-fired plant starts operations in Bangladesh