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India and Pakistan: Asia’s Other Nuclear Standoff

Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

By roping India and Japan into its standoff with China, the U.S. is raising the nuclear stakes in Asia — including, dangerously, between India and Pakistan.

With the world focused on the scary possibility of war on the Korean Peninsula, not many people paid much attention to a series of naval exercises this past July in the Malacca Strait, a 550-mile long passage between Sumatra and Malaysia through which pass over 50,000 ships a year.

With President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un exchanging threats and insults, why would the media bother with something innocuously labeled “Malabar 17”? read more

Europe

A Terrible Beauty: Remembering Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rebellion

The failure of the Easter Rebellion would eventually become one of the most important events in Irish history — a “failure” that would reverberate worldwide and be mirrored by colonial uprisings almost half a century later. Ireland was a laboratory for every manner of colonial repression by the British. 100 years after the Easter Rebellion, it is once again — this time by banks.