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Daily Dump: The Battle that Decided the Nagorno-Karabakh War, The Search for a Syrian Strategy, Water and Gas Shortages and More – July 27, 2021

Daily Dump: The Battle that Decided the Nagorno-Karabakh War, The Search for a Syrian Strategy, Water and Gas Shortages and More – July 27, 2021

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July 27, 2021

Podcast: The Battle the Decided the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War – Modern War Institute

Podcast: INFLECTION POINT: ARMY LEADER DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY – WAR ROOM

Oxytocin Beats Testosterone? #Reviewing Why We Fight – The Strategy Bridge

What U.S. Policy for North Korea Fails to Understand – The Strategy Bridge

Speaker Series: Key Elements of the 2021 Nuclear Posture Review – NSI

Strategic Outpost’s Sixth Annual Summer Vacation Reading List – War on the Rocks

The Problem with Biden’s Democracy Agenda War on the Rocks

7/26/2021 Korean and National Security News and Commentary – Small Wars Journal

Four Talking Points for Biden’s Address to the Intelligence Community – Center for Strategic and International Study

The Search for a Syria Strategy: What Biden Can Learn From Trump’s Successes and Failures – Foreign Affairs

As US troops leave Afghanistan, what will future policy look like? – The Guardian

Analysis: U.S., China positions ossify at entrenched Tianjin talks – Reuters

WIDER IMAGE Grim aftermath of Ethiopian battle offers rare clues about brutal war – Reuters

South, North Korea reopen hotlines as leaders seek to rebuild ties – Reuters

Biden, Kadhimi seal agreement to end U.S. combat mission in Iraq – Reuters

EXPLAINER: US pays $4B to Afghan forces; Who is watching? – AP

Guilty verdict in first trial under Hong Kong security law – AP

Botswana sends troops to help Mozambique fight insurgency – AP

Haiti arrests top security official in slain president probe – AP

Iran: Drought, water shortages spark protests – DW

Lebanon: Severe fuel shortage deepens economic crisis – DW

Tunisians decry coup, while president’s supporters claim ‘second revolution’ – Al Monitor

Amid Iranian gas shortage, Iraq searches for alternatives – Al Monitor

Pakistan’s support for Taliban now in open view – Asia Times

BRI vs New Quad for Afghanistan’s coming boom – Asia Times

‘They Have My Sister’: As Uyghurs Speak Out, China Targets Their Families – The New York Times

Scores Die in India as Monsoon Rains Swamp Towns and Send Boulders Tumbling – The New York Times

Protests Spread In Iran As Anger Rises Over Water And Electricity Shortages, Virus Response – Radio Free Europe

Oil firm confirmed request to fund coup in Madagascar – Africa News

Massacres, war fuel ethnic fervour in Ethiopia’s Amhara – Africa News

How the Red Sea Became a Trap – Foreign Policy

U.S. Officials Make Last-Minute Push to Get Afghan Spies Out Before Withdrawal – Foreign Policy

An Afghan interpreter who became an American soldier has one final mission: Saving his family – Task and Purpose

The Taliban grab more of Afghanistan as America slips out – The Economist

The Trump Lawsuits, the Biden Administration’s Misinformation Advisory and the Thorny First Amendment Problem of Jawboning – Lawfare

Nord Stream 2 Is Far From a Done Deal – The Moscow Times

Russia Blocks 49 Navalny-Linked Websites, Allies Say – The Moscow Times

Questioning the “Domestic” and “International” in Biden’s Counterterrorism Strategy – Just Security

Famine in Tigray, Humanitarian Access, and the War Crime of Starvation – Just Security

This Kamikaze Impact Mark On A British Cruiser Is A Testament To The Brutality Of The Pacific War – The Drive

MC-145B Wily Coyote Special Ops Planes Will Be Able To Launch Stealth Cruise Missiles – The Drive

MS Flight Simulator on consoles: Finally, a next-gen game for Xbox Series X/S – Ars Technica

Spiral shark intestines work like Nikola Tesla’s water valve, study finds – Ars Technica

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