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Zach Basu @zacharybasu Washington, DC

AM news editor @Axios • Foreign policy, national security, things of that nature • zach.basu@axios.com • 🇮🇳🇦🇷🇬🇧

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Pakistan will "absolutely not" allow the CIA to use bases on its soil for cross-border counterterrorism missions af… https://t.co/ohMNHb9Wx9China was the most influential foreign power in just one country in 1980, according to a fascinating new report. Lo… https://t.co/KzOxjDBNQd
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6/18
2021
NEW #matthancock (And I REALLY suggest you pause and watch this) In a pool interview Simon Stevens, head of NHS E… https://t.co/lFeICJyqbW
Retweeted by Zach BasuMy interview with Pakistan’s prime minister @ImranKhanPTI airs Sunday night at 6 on “Axios on HBO.” We discuss the… https://t.co/d2TLdZWBZv
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6/17
2021
Biden says he told Putin that the consequences would be “devastating for Russia” if jailed opposition leader Alexei… https://t.co/S8abWXRFGq
Retweeted by Zach BasuPutin flipped nearly every question on its head, performing a master class in whataboutism and showing how the pres… https://t.co/SV49SoTUDd
Retweeted by Zach BasuOn the potential for an improved U.S.-Russia relationship after his talks with Biden, Putin says: "There's no happi… https://t.co/FPwq6rdJDTJUST IN: Putin and Biden have concluded an expanded bilateral meeting, their second round of closed-door talks, acc… https://t.co/Pw4OrMvm5q
Retweeted by Zach Basu"Ok. Wtf do we do ?" — Prime Minister of the United Kingdom https://t.co/PgK50nbJj4
Retweeted by Zach BasuWild stuff from the pool reports at the Biden-Putin summit: “Russian security yelled at journalists to get out and… https://t.co/jalltWgkWZ
Retweeted by Zach BasuWATCH: President Biden and Vladimir Putin take a photo with Swiss President Guy Parmelin before shaking hands and e… https://t.co/8mt5bLJiM4
Retweeted by Zach BasuDominic Cummings releases WhatsApp messages from Boris Johnson calling his health secretary Matt Hancock "totally f… https://t.co/MNvJT5tm6fGuess who just landed #GenevaSummit2021 https://t.co/1Cggjw53Rk
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6/16
2021
Great pre-summit detail from @John_Hudson, who reports that Blinken and the State Department opposed sanction waive… https://t.co/01dslNvxmw#BREAKING 28 Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered #Taiwan's air defe… https://t.co/JllVwdgfHP
Retweeted by Zach BasuI find it perennially baffling that Macron signs up to consensus statements and then–in this case, literally hours… https://t.co/j7wWldYo6P
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6/15
2021
Vintage Messi 🇦🇷 https://t.co/di9mO2os2uNew: The G7's commitment to share 1 billion doses, much heralded by Biden, required some VERY fuzzy math. Administr… https://t.co/isJEyMRqvM
Retweeted by Zach BasuI just leaned over and asked Secretary of State Blinken -- also waiting for Biden -- if there was an update today o… https://t.co/MKgQILzoih
Retweeted by Zach BasuNATO Communique: "China's stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based i… https://t.co/F3LMZU7Nm4
Retweeted by Zach BasuBREAKING: Full text of @NATO communique released as leaders end their summit in Brussels, new language on China, cl… https://t.co/Lo3fagbWNU
Retweeted by Zach BasuDays before his summit with Biden, Putin denies that Russia is waging cyber warfare against the U.S. and refuses to… https://t.co/G6RSW4GzgxIn speech at the foreign ministry, @yairlapid vows to repair Israel’s relationship with the Democratic Party. “The… https://t.co/xi2LFE1Fui
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6/14
2021
Disturbing footage of @sophia_yan & her cameraman getting assaulted by likely plainclothes security agents as they… https://t.co/6AssldXvQW
Retweeted by Zach BasuVery pleased to worked on this profile on @TomTugendhat, one of the most interesting politicians in contemporary B… https://t.co/BG3mLr9k6X
Retweeted by Zach Basu🚨 BREAKING. Italian PM Mario Draghi announces that Italy is gonna review the 2019 "The Belt and Road Initiative" deal with China. 🚨
Retweeted by Zach BasuBREAKING: Netanyahu is out as Israel's prime minister after new government survives confidence vote https://t.co/uLaeCIPo1A
Retweeted by Zach BasuOther G7 summits do not have sea shanties sung by men on a barge with pints of beer. Adore Cornwall. https://t.co/xqEoHMKrWu
Retweeted by Zach BasuThese special edition G7 Playbooks have been essential reading —> https://t.co/EbG8wYzUXY
6/13
2021
Merkel inspecting the mackerel https://t.co/3K5BC4BoXP
Retweeted by Zach BasuFrom Uyghur forced labor to Canada’s two Michaels, diplomats are tonight mulling how far to go in what’s expected t… https://t.co/SwJoK4rg6o
Retweeted by Zach BasuThis is without a doubt the video of the day. The Finnish fans chanting “Christian” and the Danes chanting “Eriksen… https://t.co/55xh91jZDa
Retweeted by Zach BasuA massive roar goes up inside Parken as the announcer says Eriksen is "stable and awake."
Retweeted by Zach BasuEriksen is conscious and more tests being carried out. He’s being treated at Denmark’s main hospital. Next update a… https://t.co/QMuexztgxt
Retweeted by Zach BasuAll of our thoughts are with Christian Eriksen and his family. 🙏🏼 🤍
Retweeted by Zach BasuA year ago you said there'd be a border him the Irish Sea - and I quote you "over my dead body" - and here we both… https://t.co/Tu8N9eIk7E
Retweeted by Zach BasuStrong rhetoric on China from the Green candidate vying to succeed Merkel. https://t.co/ig2ZvxlTwn
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6/12
2021
One quick story about @meghara: After Chinese government refused to renew her visa, @MiriamElder & I met with gov't… https://t.co/McP9n5tZi3
Retweeted by Zach BasuMuch deserved. BuzzFeed wins its first Pulitzer for a series that used “satellite images, 3D architectural models,… https://t.co/kc8URxjChTA Russian expat organized a pro-Navalny protest in Lisbon, sent on the requisite info to city officials to get a pe… https://t.co/xjPBa0q4gK
Retweeted by Zach BasuJUST ANNOUNCED: Russian President Putin sits down exclusively with @NBCNews@KeirSimmons from Moscow -- his first… https://t.co/rTM0dtPu0q
Retweeted by Zach BasuStrange times: The Islamic Movement is party to a governing coalition advocating "Increasing Jewish immigration to… https://t.co/GbIjUXSqPn
Retweeted by Zach Basu"The deals highlight how difficult it is for Washington to control the ways in which American technology is exploit… https://t.co/uTaGaXmZGXThe European contingent coordinating ahead of the formal start of the #G7. Macron, Merkel, Draghi, VDL, Michel. https://t.co/wlT2YuXFfJ
Retweeted by Zach BasuBiden will host Angela Merkel on July 15, in what will likely be the German chancellor's last visit to the White Ho… https://t.co/H9EXA2typz“The zeal in the Trump administration’s efforts to hunt leakers led to the extraordinary step of subpoenaing commun… https://t.co/1EX5Lp0Qw5
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6/11
2021
In a nutshell, Macron tonight repeatedly said how delighted he was abt the US is back among multilateralists, tho a… https://t.co/UUMMpJFJ8i
Retweeted by Zach BasuNew Atlantic Charter signed by Biden and Boris Johnson reflects modern day threats, with mentions of disinformation… https://t.co/w0EHmE04Tn
Retweeted by Zach BasuInteresting from US on @patrickkmaguire's excellent scoop. Not denying demarche issued or that it had buy-in from W… https://t.co/zZSS8KPnBg
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6/10
2021
TIMES EXCLUSIVE Joe Biden ordered a near unprecedented formal diplomatic of the UK government over its approach to… https://t.co/q8F6wrmQ7R
Retweeted by Zach BasuExcellent argument for holding the next G7 in Leicester https://t.co/gNYiTdI4zM
Retweeted by Zach BasuBeijing slams U.S. bill to curtail China’s economy and military, preps anti-sanctions steps https://t.co/dp4lCWR2L0
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6/9
2021
The specter of great power competition leading to industrial policy. https://t.co/jBVeOkou25
Retweeted by Zach BasuNew: Senate passes sweeping China competition bill in rare bipartisan vote. Hailed by Chuck Schumer as one of the… https://t.co/WUSZ6gpIZABelarus' would-be president @Tsihanouskaya (would be if Lukashenko hadn't rigged last August's election and used hi… https://t.co/rXIk4LTD9z
Retweeted by Zach BasuJust finished the Bureau. And damn. It’s just so good.
Retweeted by Zach BasuRatko Mladić is guilty of genocide and war crimes, inhumane acts, terror, murder, forcible deportation, taking of h… https://t.co/LrDRaJORoA
Retweeted by Zach BasuEl gran @DavidLawler10 tuvo a bien analizar la marcha de la pandemia en Uruguay, y colaboramos en algo. Si no sigue… https://t.co/cir97fMGhu
Retweeted by Zach Basu🇫🇷 FLASH - Emmanuel #Macron s’est fait gifler par un homme s’écriant "À bas la macronie !", lors d’une visite à… https://t.co/cCxTBaNu2c
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6/8
2021
Will Europe sign up to Joe Biden’s plan to counter China? Big read from ⁦@Dimi⁩ & ⁦@Sam1Fleming⁩ with comments fr… https://t.co/0ElbtqOhDB
Retweeted by Zach BasuThe US is leaving Afghanistan. But the CIA mission will continue. How to do that without the military in the countr… https://t.co/z6RULPNTZV
Retweeted by Zach BasuPalestinians live in the basement. Israelis live on the first floor. * Efforts to force Palestinians from Sheikh… https://t.co/6O34ifldxn
Retweeted by Zach BasuThis should go over well... The Biden administration is launching trade and investment talks with Taiwan, advancing… https://t.co/fFnzOftY3y
Retweeted by Zach BasuDays after Zelensky urged Biden to meet with him before his Putin summit — offering in an Axios interview to join h… https://t.co/48TtbQtcaOThis @TomMcTague profile of Boris Johnson is every bit as good as everyone's been saying. Make some time to read it. https://t.co/3l0JrkDz6ZThe Nigerian government, through the office of the Presidency, reached out to the Cyberspace Administration of Chin… https://t.co/tDhJ8ukaAT
Retweeted by Zach Basu"This is a weapon, a real weapon ... in the hands of the Russian Federation," Zelensky says of Nord Stream 2. "It i… https://t.co/O1V8paLqWFOne of the most memorable interviews I have ever done. https://t.co/7tt1eNwaY2
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6/7
2021
David Dushman, the last surviving Allied soldier involved in the liberation of Auschwitz, has died. He was 98. https://t.co/IFJuemyo1p
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6/6
2021
What do people in the EU feel most attached to - their region, their country, or Europe? Results from a survey of E… https://t.co/KpI9njtu27
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6/5
2021
New: Bing, search engine owned by Microsoft, is not displaying any image results for "tank man" when connecting fro… https://t.co/SipgaroAo4
Retweeted by Zach Basu @PoliticoRyan perfecting the art of newsletter subject lines https://t.co/UNSDpUROuF via @politicoTaiwan, more than any other country, wants to see China democratize. We want a democratic neighbor. Today we rememb… https://t.co/Hic9VFZrXV
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6/4
2021
Yair Netanyahu claims on his telegram channel that he was blocked by twitter after earlier being blocked by Faceboo… https://t.co/YpLiFnF46s
Retweeted by Zach BasuStunning reporting here by @KatherineEban. https://t.co/RmFoxE3bWk via @VanityFairThree Uyghurs who fled from China to Turkey have described forced abortions and torture by Chinese authorities in X… https://t.co/wfh5kaJduR"[F]or the first time in three decades, it is time to take seriously the possibility that China could soon use forc… https://t.co/Yx6nrbiJsv
6/3
2021
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Retweeted by Zach BasuIt’s official: Israeli "change coalition" announces new government to oust Netanyahu, made possible by the unpreced… https://t.co/t4C3JyzMmvA historic photo: a Palestinian Islamist, a religious ultra nationalist and a secular two stater agree to work toge… https://t.co/LngO5lPHUl
Retweeted by Zach Basu#BREAKING: Head of the United Arab Party has told Lapid he agrees that he and Bennet will form a government
Retweeted by Zach BasuUVA Law Unveils New Mueller Investigation Course—Taught by Mueller Himself https://t.co/ncRA4X7sTc
Retweeted by Zach BasuIs Bibi staying or going? We'll find out in a few hours. In the meantime, he's working behind the scenes to underm… https://t.co/C4zWyKOaDd
Retweeted by Zach BasuHamas sees a surge in bitcoin donations during the latest conflict with Israel. The Palestinian militant groups a… https://t.co/wNnWPMutTL
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6/2
2021
Want to understand what's going on in Israeli politics? I feel smarter re 🇮🇱 🗳after reading this thread & you will… https://t.co/AVtAk9IsmE
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5/31
2021
BREAKING: Naftali Bennett says he will do whatever he can to form a unity government with Yair Lapid
Retweeted by Zach BasuBREAKING: The leader of Israel’s right-wing Yamina party will announce that he is joining opposition leader Yair La… https://t.co/nSOJNtR6db
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5/30
2021
It used to be the mosque's room where worshippers washed themselves before prayer. Now, it is a tourist toilet. N… https://t.co/SEdyxguqjl
Retweeted by Zach BasuGotta give it up to the multilateral rules-based international system 👏🏼👏🏼 Syria. On the World HEALTH Org exec boa… https://t.co/TVEBVDOqSG
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5/29
2021
@samstein @axios @AlexThomp Will take care of this, our bad!This one is a must https://t.co/w3te6uA9Qa
Retweeted by Zach BasuThe latest from our “Off the rails” series is now a podcast - listen here: https://t.co/IXL8H6uh1H
Retweeted by Zach BasuNew this morning: A special bonus episode of "How it Happened," based on @jonathanvswan and my reporting on Trump's… https://t.co/Rl5u2XKEFGfinal final final in our season 1, which went much further than we ever anticipated :-) https://t.co/mXiakLz2oT
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5/28
2021
NYT SCOOP: Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Ukrainian officials helped orchestrate a wide-ranging plan… https://t.co/DzZeiAjQtq
Retweeted by Zach BasuTOMORROW: Dropping a bonus episode of @Axios HOW IT HAPPENED with another astonishing story from @jonathanvswan. Fo… https://t.co/fFsttdMPnj
Retweeted by Zach BasuNEW: Biden’s announcement is the beginning, not the end, of a real covid origin investigation https://t.co/FRui4pUlMJ by me @PostOpinions
Retweeted by Zach BasuAssad's government says he got 95.1% of the 14.2M votes in yesterday's presidential election. More votes than there… https://t.co/e8yYqkOyR6
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5/27
2021

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