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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky distrusts Russian President Vladimir Putin's ceasefire offer, labelling it as an ultimatum.

Zelensky says Putin’s ultimatum on peace talks is a ‘revival of Nazism’

The ceasefire offer from Russian President Vladimir Putin is an ultimatum which cannot be trusted, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced the state plans to abandon the California emissions standards on vehicles it adopted in 2021.

Virginia governor announces state will exit California emissions standards

In a recent policy shift, Virginia is planning to abandon the California emissions standards on vehicles that it first adopted in 2021. Gov. Glenn Youngkin, R, announced the decision, stating that government mandates on the types of cars people can purchase are “fundamentally wrong.” “Virginians deserve the freedom to choose which vehicles best fit the…

The United States have lifted restrictions on weapons it supplies to Ukraine to be used to strike targets within Russia. However, there are still some stipulations for what Ukrainian forces are allowed to strike and how far they can travel into Russian territory.

Biden OKs Ukraine using US weapons to strike Russia, but with caveats

Following pleas from Kyiv, a major policy reversal from the Biden administration was been announced on Friday, May 31. The White House has reportedly given Ukraine permission to strike inside Russia using U.S.-supplied weapons. However, there are some stipulations. The weapons can only be used near Kharkiv, Ukraine, for countering Russian attacks. The U.S. stopped…

Multinational institutions like the ICC are not accountable to the people the way that elected governments are.

The ICC is not democratically accountable to anyone

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is seeking arrest warrants for two Israeli leaders and three Hamas leaders on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and more. Among those who may be indicted is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, along with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. The ICC leveled charges against Hamas for its Oct.…

Zamir Kabulov, the special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, stated the delisting would allow Moscow to consider recognizing the Taliban.

Russian ministries propose to Putin to remove Taliban from terrorist list

Russia’s Foreign Ministry and Justice Ministry have proposed that Russian President Vladimir Putin could remove the Taliban from the list of banned organizations, Russian state-controlled news agency TASS reported on May 27, citing a Foreign Ministry official.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is more powerful and more necessary today than it has ever been before.

NATO is stronger now than ever before

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been called the most powerful military alliance in world history, and serves as the bedrock of military security for Europeans, Americans and allied populations around the globe. The importance of the alliance has been reiterated by recent events, namely Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and increasing threats from China.…

Ukraine is asking for more weapons from the U.S. and an end to weapons restrictions from the United States and its allies. However, it doesn't appear the U.S. is changing its policy for now.

Zelenskyy asks US, NATO to help hit targets in Russia, stop missiles

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is looking to the United States for more help in its defense against a Russian invasion. Zelenskky wants the U.S.to help identify Russian targets it could strike with its own arsenal. Zelenskyy and his military also want the green light to use U.S-supplied weapons to hit targets inside Russian borders. The…

Iranian state media confirmed this morning that Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, May 19. The Morning Rundown™

Iranian president killed in helicopter crash

Iranian officials provide updates after the country’s president is killed in a helicopter crash. And President Joe Biden delivers a commencement address at Morehouse College. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Monday, May 20, 2024. Iranian President killed in helicopter crash Iranian state media confirmed Monday morning that Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi…

Russian forces push deepest into Ukraine since December 2022, displacing over 8,000 and prompting a $2 billion pledge in U.S. military aid.

Russia advances in Kharkiv; Zelenskyy cancels trips to focus on defense

Russian forces are advancing further into Ukrainian territory than they have since December 2022. The intensified fighting has forced more than 8,000 people to flee their homes. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has canceled several overseas trips to oversee his country’s defenses. Russia is attempting to seize as much ground as possible before additional Western aid…

Amidst political turmoil and violence across West Africa, can Nigeria emerge as Africa’s first modern-world superpower?

Will Nigeria become Africa’s first superpower?

The security situation in West Africa continues to worsen following a string of military coups and ongoing armed conflicts. Additionally, in Mali and Niger, both former Western allies, new junta-led governments are aligning themselves with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Be the first to know when Peter Zeihan publishes a new commentary! Download the Straight Arrow…

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