Russia Is Skeptical Of the US’ ‘Indo-Pacific’ Concept
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Russia Is Skeptical Of the US’ ‘Indo-Pacific’ Concept

The interview that Russian Prime Minister Medevedev gave to the Bangkok Post during his recent visit to Thailand to attend the ASEAN Summit there served to remind everyone of Russia’s skepticism towards the US’ “Indo-Pacific” concept, which he believes reduces the bloc’s centrality in regional affairs and also unnecessarily pressures its members to depart from…

Modi’s Assault on Kashmir and the Indian Working Class
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Modi’s Assault on Kashmir and the Indian Working Class

5 November 2019 marks exactly three months since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his henchman Home Minister Amit Shah and a cabal of senior military and intelligence officers mounted a constitutional coup against Jammu and Kashmir. By executive fiat, Modi and his Hindu supremacist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government have stripped India’s only Muslim-majority state…

Debt Trap? China’s Belt and Road Is More Like a Giant Giveaway for the 3rd World
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Debt Trap? China’s Belt and Road Is More Like a Giant Giveaway for the 3rd World

Critics often claim that China is using its massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a form of coercive “debt-trap diplomacy” to exert control over the countries that join its transnational infrastructure investment scheme. This risk, as Deborah Brautigam of John Hopkins University recently noted, is often exaggerated by the media. In fact, the BRI…