Conflict Escalation: Gaza Strip

There are continued reports of increased rocket fire from Gaza into Israel, and vice versa. Both sides are claiming to have taken retaliatory strikes.

Red markers indicate locations of Israeli airstrikes
Post destroyed by Israeli airstrike
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza
Iron Dome activated
More Iron Dome footage
Building targeted by IDF (video released by IDF)

The Geopolitical Dynamics of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline – Modern Diplomacy

Nord Stream 2 is a $12 billion pipeline bringing the Arctic Russian gas under the Baltic Sea to Germany. Doesn’t seem that hot-button right. I mean, it’s a progressive initiative that is expected to double the Russian gas supply to Germany, Europe’s largest economy. It’s a little more complicated than that. The reality is that Russia already supplies 40% of the EU’s total gas supply – just behind Norway. The new pipeline is reportedly touted to increase that amount by as much as 55 billion cubic meters per annum. That project has thus permeated a prospect of EU’s dependence on Russia, majorly spearheaded by the Russian-arch-rival United States. Another hurdle is that the pipeline is effortlessly skipping Ukraine to supply gas to Germany. With the Moscow-Ukraine Transit agreement expiring in 2024, it is estimated that the pipeline would cost Kyiv an annual loss of $1.5 billion in transit fees. Thus, brewing geopolitical aggravation and monopolizing concerns misting Russia, the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline is much more complicated than I initially assumed; until I dabbled with each perspective in detail.

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Source: The Geopolitical Dynamics of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline – Modern Diplomacy

Conflicts of Interest: Corporate Press Covers for Israel as It Murders Palestinians By Choice

Share Tweet Pin Mail SMS On COI #143, Kyle and Will break down the latest quarterly report from the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction …

Source: Conflicts of Interest: Corporate Press Covers for Israel as It Murders Palestinians By Choice