South Asia’s Role in the Pentagon’s “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report”
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South Asia’s Role in the Pentagon’s “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report”

The US’ recently released “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report” envisages India playing a key role in this vast transregional space in order to “contain” China, while Pakistan is conspicuously absent from the text despite being one of the few nuclear weapons states, among the most populous countries in the world, and the transit route for China’s overland…

The Hangman of the Middle East: US-backed Regime in Egypt Hands Down Nearly 2,500 Death Sentences
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The Hangman of the Middle East: US-backed Regime in Egypt Hands Down Nearly 2,500 Death Sentences

Egypt’s US-backed dictatorship of Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has sentenced 2,443 people to death since coming to power in a bloody coup in 2013, according to a report issued this week by the UK-based human rights group Reprieve. Of those sentenced to die by hanging, 2,008, or 82 percent of the total, were convicted of…

Trump Piles Humiliation on to Brexit-Battered Britain
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Trump Piles Humiliation on to Brexit-Battered Britain

US President Donald Trump rolled into the UK on Monday, dishing out scorching insults like it was going out of fashion. Surely Brexit Britain has suffered enough humiliation already? Before he had even touched down on the tarmac, Trump had already branded London’s mayor a “stone cold loser” who has “done a terrible job.” But he had set the ball rolling…

Donald Trump in Japan
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Donald Trump in Japan

Thus far, the U.S. President Donald Trump has had the most contact with Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe, out of all the leaders of other nations. They communicate regularly either via the telephone, or during bilateral meetings and various international events. In addition, high-level members of both administrations periodically gather intelligence about the “situation…