U.S.- Russia Talk over Ukraine
The U.S. and Russian officials are holding a Strategic Stability Dialogue (SSD) today to discuss the standoff in Ukraine before the NATO-Russia talk and the OSCE meeting later this week. Neither Russia nor the U.S. expects breakthroughs shortly.
Pre-Olympics Outbreak in China
While the Covid infections in Xi’an are dropping, the rise of cases in Tianjin municipality and Henan province poses a new challenge to the zero-case target before the Beijing Winter Olympic in February.
Election Bill and Filibuster Reform
The Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing a voting bill and has vowed to change the filibuster rules on or before January 17 if the Republicans block the effort. However, observers think the bills are not easy to pass.
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