Geopolitical News, 08 Feb 2019

Welcome to the Friday edition of “Hawaii Intelligence Digest”.

Views expressed in this geopolitical news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 08 February 2019, 1450 UTC, Post 941.

Source:  https://www.globalsecurity.org

Content provided by the “GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter”, 08 February 2019.

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LATEST NEWS Feb 8, 2019
US Envoy for Venezuela: Time for Talks with Maduro ‘Long Passed’

U.S. special envoy for Venezuela, Eliot Abrams, says the time for talks with President Nicolas Maduro “has long passed” except to negotiate his departure. …

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Imagery Suggests Second Launch Attempt Of Iranian Satellite

Two satellite-imagery companies have released photos that suggest Iran has attempted a second launch of a satellite after the failure of the first lift-off in January. …

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Iran unveils underground ballistic missile plant for 1st time

Iran has unveiled an underground plant manufacturing precision ballistic missiles for the Aerospace Division of its Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). …

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Explainer: Why There Are Two Competing Tracks For Afghan Peace

As the prospect of a negotiated end to the war in Afghanistan is closer than it has ever been, the peace process with the Taliban could be derailed by competing agendas. …

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Now That NATO Door Is Open, North Macedonia Gets To Show That It Belongs

NATO says it is now ready North Macedonia. But is North Macedonia ready for the Western security alliance?

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Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Contract to Deliver 12 A-29s for the Nigerian Air Force

Nevada Corporation (SNC) and its partner, Embraer Defense & Security, were awarded a contract to deliver 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force. …

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US General Warns of Russian, Chinese Inroads in Africa

Fears that Washington is increasingly losing influence across the globe are starting to come to fruition in Africa, where a top military official says Russia is playing on perceived U.S. weaknesses to gain leverage and resources. …

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Evidence shows ‘brutal’ killing of Saudi journalist ‘planned and perpetrated’ by State officials: UN independent expert

Evidence collected in Turkey shows on initial examination, that former dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of “a brutal and premeditated killing, planned and perpetrated by officials of the State of Saudi Arabia,” according to the United Nations expert conducting an independent human rights inquiry into his death. …

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