Geopolitical News, 14 Dec 2018

Accessed on 14 December 2018, 1528 UTC, Posts 835.

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“GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter”, 14 December 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top geopolitical news from the “GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter.”  Views expressed in this intelligence summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

LATEST NEWS Dec 14, 2018
US Senate Votes to End Backing for Saudi War Effort in Yemen

The U.S. Senate on Thursday dealt a historic rebuke to Saudi Arabia, a longtime U.S. ally, passing a resolution to end American support for the kingdom’s military intervention in Yemen’s civil war and another measure condemning the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist. …

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Yemen talks: Truce agreed over key port city of Hudaydah

The announcement of a ceasefire between Yemen’s warring parties in and around the key port of Hudaydah, was hailed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday as a deal which would improve the lives of millions of people. …

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National Security Advisor Unveils Administration’s Africa Strategy

National Security Advisor John Bolton unveiled the Trump administration’s Africa strategy designed to counter Chinese influence on the continent and push African nations to show some results from the aid they receive from the United States. …

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Sweeping Change to US Policy for Africa Announced

The United States is immediately instituting a new policy for Africa that was just approved by President Donald Trump, his national security adviser, John Bolton, announced Thursday. …

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Russian National Butina Pleads Guilty To U.S. Charge Of Foreign-Agent Conspiracy

A Russian woman has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiring to act as a foreign agent in a case that the U.S. government said highlighted Moscow’s efforts to influence Washington’s foreign policy. …

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NATO Secretary General and President Poroshenko discuss developments in and around the Sea of Azov

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met on Thursday (13 December 2018) to discuss developments in and around the Sea of Azov and the Alliance’s strong support for Ukraine. …

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US House Designates Myanmar Campaign against Rohingya Minority ‘Genocide’

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution by a vote of 394-1 Thursday, declaring Myanmar’s military campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority a genocide. …

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AFSPC assumes COMSATCOM procurement responsibility for DoD

The Air Force Space Command commander assumed responsibility for procurement of commercial satellite communications services for the Department of Defense from the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency December 12. The move is in accordance with Section 1601(a) of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. …

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