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An Assassination Attempt And A Crisis Of Legitimacy

WASHINGTON, US: The attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump in Butler, Pennsylvania, dramatically escalates political tensions in a society that neither wants nor can afford such escalations. 
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The Secret Deal That Freed Julian Assange

Inside the secret deal that freed Julian Assange: The extraordinary behind closed doors negotiations and legal lifeline that led to WikiLeaks founder's surprise release
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Time To Terminate US Counter-Terrorism Programs In Africa

WASHINGTON, US: Every so often I am reminded of how counter-productive US engagement in the world has become. Of how, after miserable failure after failure, this country’s foreign policy makers keep trying to run the globe and fail again. From the strategic defeats in Iraq and Afghanistan to the feckless effort to sway the excessive Israeli military operation in Gaza, the US has squandered its power, exceeded its capabilities, and just plain failed.
 
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The China-Russia Military-Economic Gambit

HONG KONG, SAR: In April, the European Union President Ursula von der Leyen in effect endorsed US trade policy with China, imposing tariffs and restrictions supposedly to make bilateral trade more balanced and ‘fair,’ as President Joe Biden put it.
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Russia And China In A Transforming World Order

MOSCOW, Russia: I am sincerely pleased to once again take part in the annual Russian-Chinese Conference, a significant expert event from the point of view of strengthening bilateral mutual understanding.
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The China-Russia Military-Economic Gambit

HONG KONG, SAR: In April, the European Union President Ursula von der Leyen in effect endorsed US trade policy with China, imposing tariffs and restrictions supposedly to make bilateral trade more balanced and ‘fair,’ as President Joe Biden put it.
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Xi’s Whirlwind European Tour, Playing Mediator To Mixed Reviews

WASHINGTON, US: When Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in France this week, the world’s conflicts were top of mind. Press reports tended to fixate on whether French President Emmanuel Macron could press Xi to distance himself from Russia. But ultimately, the leaders’ focus drifted farther south.
 
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Syria Crisis Intensifies In Shadow Of Gaza war

NEW YORK, US: The war in Gaza continues to cast a dark shadow over the wider Middle East region, in particular Syria where a series of strikes and attacks are exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation, the UN Special Envoy for the country said on Thursday.
 
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Zelensky Regime's Overture To China Does Not Line Up With Reality

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The regime of V. Zelensky, through Western curators, unsuccessfully seeks to involve Beijing in its international anti-Russian adventures. For example, the head of the office of the President of Ukraine A. Ermak directly stated that Kyiv is making attempts to involve China in the process of implementing the so-called. the Ukrainian “peace formula” so that Beijing, along with Western countries, would exert diplomatic pressure on Moscow as part of its “compulsion to end the war.”
 
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Gulf States: The Devil And The Deep Sea Of Israel-Iran Tensions

HONG KONG, SAR: On April 17, Qatar announced that it was ‘re-assessing’ its role as a mediator between Israel and Hamas, a “re-assessment,” officials said, that was made necessary given how some players have manipulated Qatar’s mediation for their “narrow political interests.”
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Malaysia’s Dysfunctional Elites

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: In the realm of societal leadership, a dysfunctional elite emerges as a group entrusted with authority and influence, yet failing in their fundamental duties towards the wider community. These elites, whether in politics, business, or academia, exhibit telltale signs of a malaise that hampers their effectiveness and betrays their solemn responsibilities.
 
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Singapore’s Lee Declares Departure In Shock Announcement

HONG KONG, SAR: In a sudden announcement that rocked Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s office announced this morning that the 72-year-old Lee would step down on May 15 – in just a month – to be replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong, only the third leadership transition in the island republic since its independence in 1965. Two of the premiers have been members of the Lee family, one of the most enduring political dynasties in Asia.
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A Confident Marcos Returns to the White House

HONG KONG, SAR: Tomorrow, April 11, US President Joe Biden will host a tripartite summit in the White House with Fumio Kishida of Japan and Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. of the Philippines as guests. Announced at a time of escalating tensions in the South China Sea, the optics of the summit are as much about decline as they are about resurgence.
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Usaha Australia Pikat ASEAN Dalam Menangkis Perluasan Beijing

KUALA LUMPUR, Malayia: Persidangan Khas ASEAN – Australia sempena ulangtahun ke-50 pertalian di antara kedua-dua entiti memberikan gambaran jelas kepada negara anggota serantau dan juga kepada kuasa luar terutamanya China.
 
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NATO Member Turkey Takes Role Of 'Active Neutrality' In Red Sea Crisis

WASHINGTON, US: Israel’s war on Gaza has significantly internationalized with its expansion into the Red Sea since November. This body of water, which is critical from the standpoint of global trade, is consequently becoming increasingly militarized.
 
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