Global News of Interest

A collection of weekly must-read external news, reports and insights

Energy Department tries to boost US battery industry with another $3.5 billion in funding

November 20, 2023

The Energy Department is making a push to strengthen the U.S. battery supply chain, announcing up to $3.5 billion for companies that produce batteries and the critical minerals that go…

Israel and Hamas Appear to Be Near Hostage Deal, Officials Say

November 20, 2023

Under the proposed agreement, Hamas would release 50 women and children abducted during the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks for roughly the same number of Palestinian women and children held in…

Navy secretary convenes first cross-department shipbuilders meeting

November 20, 2023

The Navy secretary on Thursday convened a first-ever meeting of seafaring organizations across multiple federal departments, seeking to improve collaboration to strengthen the shipbuilding and ship repair industries.

Ukraine Seeks to Reignite Counteroffensive With Daring River Crossings

November 20, 2023

Ukrainian marines slip across the Dnipro River at night in small groups to reinforce a growing contingent of troops engaged in a daring operation to reinvigorate Kyiv’s military efforts in the occupied…

Opinion  Former U.S. general: The lessons of Iraq apply to Gaza

November 20, 2023

As we watch the war in Gaza develop, we must not lose sight of the stark challenges the Israeli military is facing. Modern urban combat is always bloody and grueling, and…

How America Should React to China’s Economic Slowdown

November 20, 2023

The need to take a more hawkish approach toward China is one of the only issues that commands bipartisan agreement in Washington. Lately, the growing evidence of a sharp slowdown…

Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China

November 20, 2023

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today held a Summit with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), in Woodside, California.  The two leaders held a candid and…

Iran’s ‘Axis of Resistance’ against Israel faces trial by fire

November 20, 2023

Iran’s supreme leader delivered a clear message to the head of Hamas when they met in Tehran in early November, according to three senior officials: You gave us no warning…

Biden and Xi agree to restore military ties, helping ease tensions

November 20, 2023

President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed on Wednesday to restore communications between their countries’ militaries after they met face-to-face for the first time in a year, lowering tensions between…

The commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s armed forces on how to win the war

November 13, 2023

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 provoked a global security crisis. The assault on democracy by a morally sick imperial power in the heart of Europe has tilted the balance…