Shotaro Kishida to be removed from Executive Secretary role
- Daily Brief
- June 1, 2023
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Georgia’s post-election political crisis could undermine its international image.
The unrest spreading through Armenian could decide the fate of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal.
Igor Dodon is facing off against his pro-Europe politician, Maia Sandu, who ran against him in 2016.
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Fighting over the Azerbaijani-recognised, Armenian-held territory is the fiercest in decades.
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