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Daily Observations for 21 August 2019

Daily Observations for 21 August 2019
August 21
14:46 2019

ISIS

Pompeo admits there are ‘places where ISIS is more powerful today’ — The Hill

ISIS regaining strength in Iraq, Syria — NYTimes.com

Afghanistan

U.S. envoy to resume talks with Taliban on ending Afghan war — Associated Press

Iran

Australia joins U.S.-led mission to protect Gulf shipping — Reuters

Pompeo announces ‘countdown’ clock as Iran weapons embargo ends in 2020 — CNN

India/Pakistan

Fresh Kashmir border clashes leave several dead — DW.com

Trump cancels Denmark visit

Trump postpones Denmark trip after prime minister declines to sell him Greenland — Washington Post

Russia

Recent U.S., Russian Tests Part of New ‘Missile Renaissance’ — USNI News

Russia vows to beef up western border amid rising tensions with NATO — Tass

Idlib attack tests Russia-Turkey ties and Moscow beefs up Arctic air defense — Tass

China

Malfunctions hamper new-type satellite after launch — China Daily

 

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Jonathan Davis holds a BA in political science and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis. He has 30 years' worth of experience reporting on domestic politics and foreign policy.

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