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The Failed US Counterterror Approach In Mozambique

WASHINGTON, U.S.-Several private security companies, militaries, and foreign governments, including the United States, have arrived to help quell the growing insurgency in northern Mozambique which has, since 2017, claimed the lives of 4,000 people and caused the displacement of around one million more.

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Reformist Anwar Lost It Big This Time

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-Since becoming Prime Minister two months ago, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been saying all the right things – such as promoting good governance and democratic institutions, getting rid of corruption, nepotism, cronyism, political appointments – to reform this ailing nation of 60 years.

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India Navigates Ukraine Conflict To Its Gain

SACRAMENTO, U.S.-Although the European continent is in the middle of a military conflict that has the potential to spread or become more deadly, not all states see it necessarily as a source of trouble. India is navigating the conflict in ways that maximize its national interests and enhance its international magnitude. 

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Sulu Claim Fiasco: National Imbroglio Made It Worse

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-On Jan 26, Malaysians breathed a sigh of relief when the government announced that a court in Luxembourg has set aside an attachment order to seize two PETRONAS assets registered in Luxembourg. 

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Anwar Is Tip Toeing Through A Minefield

BANGKOK, Thailand-Malaysia’s prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim has found the first two months into the job, metaphorically like tip-toeing through a minefield, just to survive. Many within the public are beginning to lose patience in Anwar, due to the failure to deliver any meaningful reform. They see Anwar’s administration as just a continuation of governments that went before him.

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Malaysia’s Economy In On Life Support

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-On 10 Feb 2021, I wrote an opinion piece justifying why Malaysia’s economic life is terminally ill based on the sub-headings - corruption on the precipice, economy bleeding, and fiscals sucked dry.

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Russo-Ukrainian War: The World Blood Pump

SMO-Since Russia’s surprise decision to voluntarily withdraw from west bank Kherson in the first week of November, there has been little in the way of dramatic changes to the frontlines in Ukraine. 

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TikTok Must be Banned In US And Free World

NEW YORK, U.S.-The United States recently banned TikTok from all federal government devices over growing security concerns. That is a good start.

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Delayed War Powers Vote Risks Further Suffering In Yemen

WASHINGTON, U.S.--On Tuesday evening, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) withdrew his war powers resolution to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition’s brutal war in Yemen in return for a promise from the Biden administration to work with him on ending U.S. involvement in the conflict.

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Iran: Protests And Paralysis

The first is that even if the uprising hits an interlude to recuperate, as is often the case with such movements, it is unlikely to simply fade away. It has mobilized energies that cannot be tamed with time, and raised such hopes and expectations that even the most hard-boiled cynics in power won't be able to disregard.

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The US And EU Need A Sturdier Structure To Resolve Their Trade Squabbles

WASHINGTON, U.S.--The launch of the US-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) was a major accomplishment for transatlantic ties. After four years of historically high tensions, it was critical for the United States and European Union (EU) to stabilize the relationship. 

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EU Needs To ‘Cooperate With China’ As Concerns Of Trade War With US Rise

BEIJING, China--As concerns of a possible trade war between the EU and the US increase, Chinese analysts said major European economies need to make pragmatic and wise decisions to safeguard their own interests rather than following Washington too closely at their own costs while serving the US hegemony.

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US using Ukraine conflict For Its Own Selfish Goals

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Since the start of the special military operation in Ukraine, Washington has intensified its activities aimed at increasing its role in the modern world order and weakening the European Union (EU) as a global player.

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