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Executive Summary:

  • The SEC and Justice Department have opened investigations into the sale of shares by executives in the weeks leading up to the collapse Silicon Valley Bank.
  • Tensions between the US and Russia have escalated following news that an unmanned US MQ-9 drone was downed yesterday over the Black Sea following a collision with a Russian Su-27 fighter jet.
  • 10:15 ET 14:15 GMT: OMB Director Shalanda Young will testify before the Senate Budget Committee.
  • A significant intra-party dispute is growing in the GOP following Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) decision to stake out an isolationist position on Ukraine.
  • Several high-profile reports this week have given a pessimistic outlook for the Ukrainian military ahead of an expected intensification of fighting in the Spring.
  • China says the AUKUS submarine deal comes from a “typical Cold War mentality which will only motivate an arms race, damage the international nuclear non-proliferation regime, and harm regional stability and peace.”
  • Two US Senators have introduced a resolution which could lead to a reassessment of US security assistance to Saudi Arabia.
  • Poll of the Day: President Biden has seen his approval rate strengthen through February and March.

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