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Indo-Pacific

Iran, Russia and China hold joint navy drill in Indian Ocean // Yahoo News

Iran, Russia and China begin joint naval drill in Indian Ocean // Times of Israel

Biden speaks to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida about Ukraine, North Korea // CNBC

Security, China dominate Biden's talks with Japan's Kishida // Aljazeera

China

And in Taiwan
PRC targets Taiwan with new disinformation ploy // Taipei Times

Australia, UK to 'fight back' against hostile states in cyber - minister // Yahoo News

EU letter slams China over Lithuania // Taipei Times

China hires western TikTokers to polish its image during 2022 Winter Olympics // Guardian

China is still 'three or four generations' away from developing latest semiconductor tech, IDC says // CNBC

Taiwan

US seeks speedier F-16 delivery: sources // Taipei Times

William Lai to attend Honduras event // Taipei Times

US companies expect growth in Taiwan
AmCham survey shows optimism // Taipei Times

Slovenia to establish office in Taiwan // Taipei Times

Bill to lower the voting age to 18 passes review // Taipei Times

Trump

Former Trump administration officials hold call to strategize against former boss' efforts in 2022 and 2024 // CNN

Supreme Court rejects Trump request to block release of records to January 6 committee // CNBC

Obama Biden Harris

Fox News Poll January 2022: Biden at 47 Percent Approval // Mediaite

Markets, Economy & GDP

Biden backs Fed Chair Jerome Powell's likely monetary policy tightening as inflation rages // CNBC

Pandemic

Soft-handed safety
Virus measures tightened // Taipei Times

NATO Focus

'Lethal' U.S. Military Aid Begins Arriving In Ukraine // Bloomberg Quint

German navy chief resigns after suggesting Putin 'deserved respect' // CNN

Putin would burst Xi's Olympic dream with a war in Ukraine // Straits Times

U.S. tells diplomats' families to leave Ukraine, weighs troop options // Yahoo News

Baltic states tout US-approved weapon shipments to Ukraine // Defense News

Greece receives six French fighter jets as part of €11.5bn military overhaul // Guardian