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DAILY GEOPOLITICAL INSIGHTS: The Daily Geopolitical News Roundup & Analysis for Tuesday 18th July

DAILY GEOPOLITICAL INSIGHTS: The Daily Geopolitical News Roundup & Analysis for Tuesday 18th July 
Posted By: GEÓ Newsteam – Gibraltar
Analysis By: Iain Fraser – Associate Publisher
11th July 2023
Good morning from the GEÓ Newsteam in Gibraltar …
The NATO summit in Vilnius is dominating the Geopolitical landscape today, this years summit is being held in what are difficult time for the NATO Hierarchy – they have to address the Ukraine counter-offensive with growing conjecture that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is walking on eggshells after his former henchman (& Chef!) began his Revolution-ette (sic) by marching his Wagner Group on Moscow before beating a hasty retreat.
The summit also comes one year after the historic Madrid summit where NATO allies agreed a to designate Russia as a direct threat and set out the blueprint for a new strategy of offensive measures designed to deter Russian aggression against any NATO Wester Stat. Learn MoreRead our full analysis of the of the 2023 NATO Summit / …
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BBC: Zelensky says NATOs ‘absurd’ for Ukraine membership delay
President Zelensky hits out at NATO, for what he sees as delays to making Ukraine a member He says it’s “unprecedented and absurd” not to have a timeframe for Ukraine’s membership  https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-66140072
REUTERS: Indonesia seizes Iranian-flagged tanker suspected of illegal oil transfer
Indonesia’s coast guard said on Tuesday it seized an Iranian-flagged super tanker suspected of involvement in the illegal trans-shipment of crude oil, and vowed to step-up patrols. https://www.reuters.com/world/indonesia-seizes-iranian-flagged-tanker-suspected-illegal-transshipment-oil-2023-07-11/
AlJAZEERA: As NATO meets on Ukraine, Russian officials fire warnings at West
Russia has long objected to Ukrainian membership of the Western military alliance. This week’s meeting is stirring old arguments. 
AP (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: NATO summit reaches agreement on admitting Sweden but division over Ukraine. Some Ukrainians living under Russian occupation are so desperate to escape that they take long, circuitous and uncertain journeys to return to Ukrainian held territory.  


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