Currently, the world's attention is focused on the European theater of war, but some very interesting events are also unfolding in Asia.
The New York Times has reported that the US wants Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian-Ukrainian deputy prime minister and finance minister of Canada, as the next NATO chief.
We all know by now that Line B of NS2 has not been bombed, or even punctured, and it’s ready to go. Repairing the other three – punctured – lines would not be a problem: a matter of two months, according to naval engineers. Steel on the Nord Streams is thicker than on modern ships. Gazprom has offered to repair them – as long as Europeans behave like grown-ups and accept strict security conditions.
Urban combat training drills are scheduled to take place in a major Baltic city. With this, NATO is set to test the ‘psychological resilience’ of civilians.
During remarks on Wednesday, the civilian head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) slammed China as a “challenge” to the alliance. In an interview with Reuters, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Beijing’s support for the war in Ukraine, its opposition to NATO expansion, and its territorial claims justify the alliance assigning China this label.
Maria Adela Kuhfeldt Rivera's cover was compromised when her passport numbers were discovered to be within range of two other covert GRU spies. The Russian spy honey-trapped NATO staff in Naples and sold cheap knock-offs as jewellery, according to reports.
Western nations provided Kiev billions of dollars in aid at the commencement of the Russian special forces operation in Ukraine, but the majority of it has come in the form of weapons to engage Russian forces. It appears that some Ukrainians, nevertheless, put the weapons to good use. This is how Ukrainians sell the NATO-supplied weapons abroad.
A new article in the Telegraph says that Boris Johnson may become the next NATO chief and that Richard Drax and Mark Francois, two high-ranking Tories, have officially endorsed Johnson for the role.
Two people have been detained in connection with the discovery of a lab producing the illicit drug ecstasy (MDMA) on a Belgian NATO installation that holds nuclear weapons, according to prosecutors.
Last month, US President Joe Biden warned that the US would use its military to intervene in any hypothetical confrontation between China and Taiwan. Although, according to US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Washington is not looking to establish an "Asian NATO" or incite conflict in the Indo-Pacific area, but rather to preserve calm.