Let’s Tune In
On September 21st, Putin announced a “partial mobilization” composed of Russian reservists who will be engaged on the Russian territory, which is threatened by the European uptight attitude to “destroy” the Russian territory and its strength. In his speech, Putin shifted the meaning of the war from a “special military operation” to an existential operation that will depend on Russian unity and its strength. These would have been the words used by Putin in a Russian televised address.
On September 15th, Iran signed the memorandum of commitment toward the Shanghai cooperation organization becoming a permanent member of it. According to Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the agreement will not be only a normal relationship among states but it will open a new stage for Iran. It will have an important impact on the economy, transit, and energy cooperation. Its membership will be official in April 2023.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said on Friday:” “We will not waive our right for self-defense, which is crucial for the country’s existence, for the security of the state and its people, no matter how difficult the situation is,” he said. “Regardless of the political and military situation on the Korean peninsula, brought about by the US, we won’t reject nuclear weapons, because we need to deter the United States, which is a nuclear power.”
Conference of the Week
In this conference, “Fighting Extremism in Pakistan – Local Actions, Local Voices” Dr. Anita Weiss tells us about her new book: “Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan”. She describes how Pakistanis engage in powerful actions that reject extremists and transform how people think about society. The moderator is Michael Kugelman, and the Panelists are Qaisar Abbas and Aftab Siddiqui.
Joe Biden argued that the U.S. is prepared to use all elements of its national power to prevent Iran from acquiring or developing nuclear missiles. Mario Draghi is on the verge to resign as Italy’s PM and the President of Sri Lanka has announced its resignation.
From Madrid to Ohio. From peace to mass shootings. An overview of this week’s news and how they affect our world.
Since the start of June, there have been nearly a hundred violations of the UN’s Human Rights Charter.
Here is the news that you might have missed from the last month.