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July 8, 2022. By Ulrich Volz, Brookings. A big debt crisis is brewing in the Global South. The IMF had sounded alarm over growing debt sustainability problems in many low-income countries already prior to the coronavirus crisis. More than two years into the pandemic, the debt situation has deteriorated significantly. The debt and climate crises are escalating—it is time to tackle both

AROUND THE WORLD

Balkans

  • July 8, 2022. By Margarita Assenova, The Jamestown Foundation. Russia’s war on Ukraine has prompted the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union to examine current security vulnerabilities in Europe and find a way to address them. One of the major areas of focus has been the Balkans, and three outstanding security problems plague this still-conflict-prone region: Bulgaria’s veto on North Macedonia’s EU accession, which indirectly also impacts Albania; unsettled relations between Serbia and Kosovo; and the threat of partition of Bosnia-Herzegovina if the Serb entity withdraws from the federal institutions, as it has announced. The Balkans Are Heating up Again

Europe

Japan

  • July 8, 2022. By Colin Clark, Breaking Defense. The grim news of former Japanese Prime Minister’s Shinzo Abe’s death at the hands of an assassin rocketed around the Pacific this afternoon, sparking sorrow and encomiums for perhaps Japan’s best-known politician of the last 50 years. Abe assassination could have ramifications for Japan’s defense posture
  • July 8, 2022. By Tara Copp, Defense One. In 2014, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushed through the cornerstone of what some experts said was his most important legacy: convincing Japan to ease into the idea that its pacifist post-World War II-era military policies had to evolve to best protect it from a rising China.  Abe’s Unfinished Legacy: Leading Japan and its Military to Confront Modern Threats
  • July 8, 2022. By Matthew P. Goodman, CSIS. It is difficult to make sense of the shocking news of the assassination of Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe. I lived in Japan for more than 10 years and can barely remember a media report about gun violence there. Moreover, Japan’s political culture in recent decades has generally been peaceful and civil, and such a violent act is unthinkable. Shinzo Abe’s Legacy as Champion of the Global Economic Order
  • July 8, 2022. By Christopher B. Johnstone, Nicholas Szechenyi, Yuko Nakano, CSIS. Former prime minister Shinzo Abe, one of Japan’s most powerful politicians, died today after being shot while campaigning ahead of a parliamentary election. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida mourned Abe’s passing and announced that the election scheduled for July 10 would go forward after the attack he characterized as barbaric and a threat to democracy. President Biden issued a statement praising Abe as a champion of the U.S.-Japan alliance. Abe was Japan’s longest serving prime minister and a transformational figure, the most important Japanese leader in a generation. He stepped down in 2020 after presiding over a window of political stability in which he introduced strategies to strengthen Japan’s economic competitiveness, defense capabilities, and global leadership role based fundamentally on close ties with the United States. The Assassination of Shinzo Abe
  • July 8, 2022. By Mireya Solís and Adrianna Pita, Brookings. “Prime Minister Abe now becomes a really tragic figure in Japanese history, but also a very consequential leader that has left an indelible mark in Japan.” Following the stunning assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mireya Solís describes Abe’s policy legacies, the role he continued to play in shaping the direction of the country, and the ramifications of his assassination for Japan’s politics. What does Shinzo Abe’s assassination mean for Japan?
  • July 8, 2022. By Atlantic Council. Condolences from global leaders poured in Friday after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated at a political rally in the city of Nara. He was 67 years old. Shinzo Abe’s murder has shocked the world. What legacy will he leave behind? – Atlantic Council

NATO

North Korea

Pacific Islands

  • July 9, 2022. By Denghua Zhang, Michael O’Keefe, East Asia Forum. The Pacific islands are receiving more attention from other countries, with high-level delegations from the United StatesJapanAustralia and New Zealand visiting the region over the past five months. Alarmed by China’s rise, traditional powers are now stepping up their engagement with the region to actively compete with China. Pacific Islands benefit from geostrategic competition

Russia – Ukraine

  • July 8, 2022. By Valery Dzutsati, The Jamestown Foundation. The Russian State Duma (lower chamber of parliament) deputy from Kurgan, Aleksandr Iltyakov, launched a surprise blistering verbal attack against the governor of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, for the latter’s ostentatious visits to the war zone in Ukraine. Russian Deputy Rebukes Kadyrov for His Flashy Visits to Ukraine War Zone
  • July 8, 2022. By Kateryna Stepanenko, Frederick W. Kagan, and George Barros, ISW. Luhansk Oblast Administration Head Serhiy Haidai stated that Russian forces are not conducting an operational pause as of July 8 and are continuing to shell settlements and deploy additional tank units to Donbas. Haidai’s statement likely reflects confusion about the meaning of the expression “operational pause” and how such a “pause” actually manifests on the ground in a war.US military doctrine considers the role of operational pauses in warfighting and campaigning in some detail. It notes that “Normally, operational pauses are planned to regenerate combat power or augment sustainment and forces for the next phase.” It observes that “The primary drawback to operational pauses is the risk of forfeiting strategic or operational initiative.” It therefore recommends that “If pauses are necessary, the [commander] can alternate pauses among components to ensure continuous pressure on the enemy or adversary through offensive actions by some components while other components pause.” Soviet military theory regarded operational pauses in a similar fashion—sometimes necessary, but always dangerous. Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, July 8

UK

USA

USA – Middle East

TOPICS

Cybersecurity, Disinformation, Propaganda

Defense, Military, Space

Digital & Tech

  • July 9, 2022. By Cheng Wei Swee, East Asia Forum. Asia’s digital economy has grown significantly in recent years, driven by factors such as national digitalisation efforts and COVID-19-induced changes in the use of digital platforms. The Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint, for instance, aims to transform the country into a technology-driven nation by building digital infrastructure and driving digital transformation in the public sector. To maximise growth, policymakers must establish a robust understanding of the economic benefits of digital transformation, what drives the gains, the potential challenges to growth and how they might be overcome. Investing in the skills to accelerate equitable digital development
  • July 8, 2022. By Alexandra Kelley, Nextgov. Leaders at the Transportation Security Administration and the Airports Council International Europe publicly endorsed a new collaboration to implement open architecture software in airport security systems. TSA Collaborates with European Security, Manufacturers To Upgrade Security Tech
  • July 8, 2022. By  Natalie Alms, Nextgov. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants more technologists to help the agency understand and regulate the technologies cropping up in the consumer financial marketplace. CFPB Expands Technologist Hiring Program

Energy & Climate Action

Health & Digital

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