- Daily Brief
- May 22, 2022
The United States is leaving Afghanistan just as Taliban insurgents make significant land grabs.
British defence planners have outlined a once-in-a-generation pivot in military posture.
Clashing incentives risk splintering the Taliban as its leadership seeks an end to decades of conflict.
The decision likely draws on Mitsubishi’s reliability, economic concerns and China’s military expansion.
Conflicting policies and poor regional coordination are stymying the counter-terrorism strategy.
China’s latest fighter jet shows promise as a multirole aircraft but remains reliant on Russian know how.
Canberra plans to add heavy sticks to its diplomatic arsenal, but still lacks carrots to cajole cooperation.
Islamist militants have made inroads into the resource-rich but marginalised Cabo Delgado region.
Should today’s vote in Poland go against the president, Trump may be forced to rescind his decision.
Australia’s place in the group risks fraying its ties with key regional partners such as ASEAN.
The al-Qaeda affiliate presents a complex social, economic and security challenge for Sahel nations.
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan precedes the start of intra-Afghan talks and leaves Kabul isolated.