ANALYSIS: Could Israel Use Its Secret Nuclear Weapons to Defend Itself in a Multi-Front War?President Joe Biden will meet with Chinese communist leader Xi Jinping next week in an effort to stabilize the two nations’ fraught relationship. The two leaders will discuss a plethora of potentially explosive issues, including Chinese election interference, the regime’s growing support for Russia and Iran, and the future of Taiwan, according to senior administration officials. “We’ve indicated to Chinese interlocutors that basically every element in our bilateral relationship will be on the table for discussion,” one official said during a press call previewing the event. “I think it’s fair to say we’re going to cover a whole range of topics that are potentially contentious.”...

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Yellen Assures No US–China Decoupling as Talks With Chinese Counterpart in San Francisco BeginTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday began two days of talks with Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng in San Francisco, a meeting that Republicans have expressed concerns about. It is the second meeting between Mr. He and Ms. Yellen since July, when the treasury secretary visited China. Their talks come just days before the start of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, where President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to meet. In remarks welcoming Mr. He, Ms. Yellen said she wants to have an “open and substantive discussion” on bilateral economic ties. “The United States has no desire to decouple from China: A full separation of our economies would be economically disastrous for both our countries, and for the world,” Ms. Yellen said....

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Australia Offers 'Climate Asylum' to Residents of Pacific NationPrime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced a “groundbreaking agreement” to offer asylum to residents of the small Pacific nation Tuvalu over fears climate change could impact their homeland. The move provides a pathway for citizens of the South Pacific island country to relocate and access Australian services. “We believe the people of Tuvalu deserve the choice to live, study, and work elsewhere, as climate change impacts worsen,” Mr. Albanese said on Nov. 10 while travelling for the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in the Cook Islands. “Australia has committed to provide a special pathway for citizens of Tuvalu to come to Australia, with access to Australian services that will enable human mobility with dignity,” he added....

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China-Burma Border Towns Fall to Ethnic Alliance as Fighting Rages OnEthnic armed groups in Burma (also known as Myanmar) that make up the Three Brotherhood Alliance have been on the offensive against junta forces in the country’s north-east Shan State since Oct. 27. The alliance—made up of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), and Arakan Army (AA)—has captured more than 100 strongholds from the junta’s armed forces known as the Tatmadaw in the Shan State region of the Kokang Self-Administered Zone that borders China. Other ethnic armies, such as the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), say they support the operation, which the alliance called “Operation 1027” based on its launch date....

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