Geopolitical News, 09 Jan 2019

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of “Hawaii Intelligence Digest”–a Hawaii Island-base blog focusing on geopolitical news, terrorism, international affairs, world news, politics, cyber war, and cyber security.  Views expressed in this intelligence new summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.   Topics cited in this post come from the “GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter”, published on 09 January 2019.  Before we dig deeper into current geopolitical trends, let’s take a brief look at world news headlines from the BBC in London.  Please click link to download the current BBC News video:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/10462520/one-minute-world-news

Now that we have a general picture of our world, let’s examine some of the top intelligence and security issues facing all of us.  Here are the details:

Accessed on 09 January 2019, 1522 UTC, Post 881.

Source:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwBVDBmSxRDzShlwrnZpwmnTLKp

“GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter.”

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LATEST NEWS Jan 9, 2019
Bolton’s Turkey Visit Ends in Acrimony Over Syria Withdrawal

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton ended a visit to Turkey in acrimony Tuesday with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refusing to meet him. Erdogan dismissed Bolton’s calls for the protection of the YPG Syrian Kurdish militia as a precondition to a U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria. …

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President Donald J. Trump’s Address to the Nation on the Crisis at the Border

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Taliban Calls Off Peace Talks In Qatar With U.S. Officials

Afghan Taliban representatives say they have called off two days of peace talks with U.S. officials in Qatar, just hours after they had announced the talks would take place without any delegates from Afghanistan’s government. …

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North Korea’s Kim Visits Beijing Amid US-China Trade Talks

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in Beijing this week, his fourth visit in a less than a year. The trip comes as Chinese and U.S. officials held a second day of trade talks and as Kim prepares for a second possible meeting with President Donald Trump. …

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EU Imposes Sanctions On Iranian Intelligence Service, Two Iranian Citizens

The European Union has voted to impose sanctions on the Iranian intelligence service and two Iranian citizens following accusations of Iranian attack plots in Denmark and France. …

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Taiwan Proposes Ramping Up Biowar Defense Research With New Labs

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense has proposed a five-year program to improve the autonomous island’s biological warfare defense capabilities, including upgrading existing labs to compete with new facilities opened on the Chinese mainland. …

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No Reason for setting up US military base in Brazil: Defense minister

Brazil’s Defense Minister General Fernando Azevedo e Silva says he sees no reason to allow the United States to establish a military base in the South American country, in direct defiance of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who said he would be open to the idea. …

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Treasury Targets Venezuela Currency Exchange Network Scheme Generating Billions of Dollars for Corrupt Regime Insiders

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Venezuelan individuals and companies involved in a significant corruption scheme designed to take advantage of the Government of Venezuela’s currency exchange practices, generating more than $2.4 billion in corrupt proceeds. …

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts

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