Turkey Maintains Russia-Ukraine Grain Deal Could Lead To ‘comprehensive Cease-fire’

Echoing former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s statement on the possibility of a Russia-Ukraine truce, Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday, August 4, maintained that the grain export deal signed between the two warring nations in Istanbul under the Black Sea Grain Initiative might end in a “comprehensive cease-fire” on […]

Beijing’s Diplomacy Suffers in Europe

If you would like to receive China Brief in your inbox every Wednesday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: Estonia and Latvia officially leave China’s diplomatic forum in Central and Eastern Europe behind, Chinese leadership wraps up its secretive retreat in Beidaihe , and disappointing economic indicators […]

Rushdie Is Recovering. Free Speech Isn’t.

If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here . Welcome to today’s Morning Brief, where we’re looking at the global state of free speech, Afghanistan one year after the Taliban takeover, and another U.S. delegation visits Taiwan. Welcome to today’s Morning […]

The Global Impact of the Fed’s Rate Increases

If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here . Welcome to today’s Morning Brief, where we’re looking at the global impact of a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate raise, the EU’s gas plan, and the upcoming Biden-Xi phone call. Welcome to […]