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November 26, 2022

This week, French president Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of pushing disinformation into African countries as part of a “political project financed by Russia, sometimes others.” Another country seeking to achieve its strategic ambitions in Africa is China, as NBR’s project “Into Africa: China’s Emerging Strategy” has detailed.

As Australia’s and India’s prime ministers voiced their readiness to lend assistance to Indonesia and the Solomon Islands following the earthquake this week, we recommend a report and commentary on opportunities for disaster cooperation.

With Malaysia’s election in the news following a vote that resulted in a hung parliament, we suggest the essay “Malaysia’s Resilient (but Ambiguous) Partnership with the United States” from an Asia Policy roundtable on U.S.-Southeast Asia relations.

We invite you to register for a December 1 event in Washington, D.C., to mark the launch of NBR’s eighteenth annual Energy Security Program report “Critical Minerals: Global Supply Chains and Indo-Pacific Geopolitics.” Topics under discussion include demand for critical mineral supplies, decoupling from international energy markets, and strategies for diversifying energy mixes.

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