Geopolitical News

Welcome to the “Geopolitical News” update from Hawaii Intelligence Digest.

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LATEST NEWS Apr 16, 2019
Sudan’s Protesters Defiantly Continue Sit-In Amid Military, Leadership Shuffles

Demonstrators in Sudan’s capital are defying attempts by the military to break up their ongoing protest, and are demanding civilian leadership instead of an army-led transitional government. …

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African Union to suspend Sudan if military fails to hand power to civilians

The African Union has threatened to suspend Sudan’s membership unless the military council that has swept power in the country hands it over to civilians. …

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Treasury Designates Key Nodes of ISIS’s Financial Network Stretching Across the Middle East, Europe, and East Africa

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated seven individuals and one entity pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. Specifically, OFAC designated key financial facilitators and conduits for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operating in Europe, Africa, and …

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US, Taliban Signal Afghan Peace Talks Intact Despite Offensive’

American and Taliban officials have indicated their months-long peace dialogue remains on track, despite the intensification of hostilities in Afghanistan that came with the start of the insurgent group’s spring offensive. …

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Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) – CONUS Based F-16 Training

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to TECRO for the continuation of a pilot training program and maintenance/logistics support for F-16 aircraft currently at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale. …

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Plan for troop pullback ‘now accepted’ by rival forces around key Yemen port, but fighting intensifying elsewhere, Security Council warned

A plan to withdraw forces from front lines in and around the key Yemeni port of Hudaydah has been accepted by pro-Government forces and Houthi rebels, the UN Special Envoy to the country told the Security Council on Monday, warning however that war shows “no sign of abating” elsewhere. …

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UniCredit Bank AG Agrees to Plead Guilty for Illegally Processing Transactions in Violation of Iranian Sanctions

UniCredit Bank AG (UCB AG), a financial institution headquartered in Munich, operating under the name HypoVereinsbank, and part of the UniCredit Group has agreed to enter a guilty plea to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and to defraud the United States by processing hundreds of millions of dollars of transactions through the U.S. financial system …

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As Russia Touts Expanded Arctic Sea Routes, US Observers See Veiled Threat

At this year’s International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russian leaders made the most peaceable statements to date about Moscow’s long-term plans for the a rapidly melting Arctic. …

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Russ Roberts

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