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Ukraine's Sovereignty Evaporates As West Tightens Grip Trough Zelensky Regime

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The U.S., which over the past ten years has used Ukraine as a tool for geopolitical confrontation with Russia, is seeking to establish total control over the process of making military-political decisions in Kyiv and the system-forming sectors of the Ukrainian economy. 
 
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Tokyo's New Fears Fit Into Washington's New Shift

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Washington is  upping the ante in deterring Beijing’s intent and actions in the region, especially in the South China Sea and in Taiwan.
 
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Japan To Join AUKUS Military Pact Against China

MICHIGAN, US: The stage has been set for Japan to become involved in the AUKUS military pact between the US, Britain and Australia when Japanese Prime Minister Kishida meets with US President Biden in Washington on Wednesday. The integration of a key US ally into AUKUS is part and parcel of the Biden administration’s accelerating preparations throughout the Asia Pacific for war with China.
 
 
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Prabowo's New Fears and Hope

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Indonesia’s President elect Prabowo’s visit to Malaysia reflects a new strategic maneuver for both Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Jakarta will need Malaysia’s alignment of support and policies, as both share similar threat settings and challenges in facing renewed and intense pressure and overtures from both the West and Beijing.
 
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On 75th Anniversary, NATO Is At A Serious Crossroads

WASHINGTON, US: Seventy five years ago today – April 4, 1949 — foreign ministers of the United States, Canada, and 10 West European countries concluded the Treaty of Washington, creating what became the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
 
 
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Russia Steps Up ASEAN Engagement As Multipolar World Emerges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: As the collective West steps up its confrontational foreign policy against its perceived rivals, Russia is moving forward with a constructive agenda through greater engagement with its partners in the Asia-Pacific, particularly with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko.
 
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Was Nuland Fired For Her Role In The Ukraine Debacle?

ALBANY, US: Victoria Nuland’s retirement is an admission that Washington’s premier foreign policy project has failed. No government official is more identified with the Ukraine fiasco than Nuland. 
 
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INDOPACOM Likely More Confrontational Under New Chief

BEIJING, China: As the US Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday voted to advance the nomination of Samuel Paparo as chief of the US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), sending the matter to the full Senate for a confirmation vote, Chinese experts warn that under the new chief's command, it is very possible that the US military will try to create a crisis and deepen military tensions with China in the Asia-Pacific, especially across the Taiwan Straits.
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Massive Displacement As Fighting Surges In Eastern Congo

NEW YORK, US: Civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are once again bearing the brunt of localized violence, amid a sharp uptick in fighting between Government forces and the M23 armed group, the UN refugee agency reported on Wednesday.
 
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Will Egypt Suspend The Camp David Accords?

WASHINGTON, US: Since October, Egypt has joined most of the international community in calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. With Egypt being the only Arab country to border Gaza, Cairo’s stakes are high. The longer Israel’s war on the besieged enclave continues, the threats to Egypt’s economy, national security, and political stability will become more serious.
 
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West Using Ukraine Conflict As Platform For Aggressive China Policy

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Kyiv, at the behest of Western curators, is fulfilling its assigned role as an obedient instrument in the political, economic and informational confrontation with Beijing, which, despite the growing pressure from the United States and its allies, does not intend to abandon mutually beneficial cooperation with Moscow.
 
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What’s Really Going On With Pakistan And Iran Exchanging Attacks?

WASHINGTON, US: On Tuesday, Iran used missiles and drones to strike western Pakistan near Koh-e-Sabz. On Thursday, Pakistan conducted airstrikes in southeastern Iran near Saravan, then released a statement claiming that “Iran is a brotherly country.”
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The Hezbollah Wildcard

WASHINGTON, US: The Israeli strike on Hamas’s political leadership on Tuesday threw wide open a new stage of escalation in the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict. 
 
 
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Gaza Conflict Won’t Fully Turn Muslim Nations From US To China, Say Analysts

HONG KONG, SAR: Although many Muslim nations are publicly unhappy with US support for Israel in the wake of Israel’s invasion of Gaza in retaliation for Hamas’s savage October 7 surprise attack and make a show of preferring China’s growing influence, their shift in allegiance is only temporary, analysts say, although the Gaza situation has complicated the US position and slowed the momentum that was building for growing rapport between Israel and several Middle Eastern nations, particularly Saudi Arabia. 
 
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How Hamas Has Made Life Harder For Iran And Its Allies

WASHINGTON, US: While the Biden administration has secured a deal with Israel and Hamas for a combat “pause,” it remains to be seen if this leads to a formal cease fire or only allows for a brief respite before Israel resumes its bid to destroy Hamas.
 
 
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Asia-Pacific Region Eyes Cooperation With Russia Despite Western Pressure

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The system of a unipolar world order finally ceased to exist after Russia’s decisive actions to defend its national interests and protect Russian-speaking citizens in Ukraine, and the adherents of the collapsed world order, among which the countries of the collective West play a key role, began to gradually lose their allies in Asia.
 
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Avoiding Armageddon

 
WASHINGTON, US: Limited war is a form of warfare constrained by the exercise of deliberate restraint in the application of force and the pursuit of political-military goals that exclude annihilation. In Ukraine, all sides shared an interest in avoiding the use of nuclear weapons, and contrary to the Western narrative, Moscow’s goals were arguably confined to the destruction of hostile Ukrainian forces (“denazification”) and the establishment of a neutral Ukrainian state.
 
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