Zachary Basu, Axios

Zachary Basu


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Past articles by Zachary:

Political blame game erupts over SVB failure

Each side is seizing on the themes already animating their economic message heading into 2024. → Read More

Washington's great unifier: Congress readies historic China push

China is the only issue positioned to pierce Capitol Hill's bitter partisan bubble. → Read More

Possibility of defense spending cuts after McCarthy deal divides GOP

"We got a $32 trillion debt. Everything has to be on the table." → Read More

Trump talks with white nationalist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago dinner

Fuentes has been labeled a "white supremacist" by the Justice Department. → Read More

Scoop: Christie applauded after bashing Trump at GOP governor meeting

The chorus of Republican office-holders calling for the GOP to move on from Trump is growing louder. → Read More

The contrarian case for Democratic optimism

The conventional wisdom isn't always correct. → Read More

Exclusive emails: Trump lawyer warned against signing flawed Georgia election lawsuit

Despite the warnings, Trump signed a sworn document citing inaccurate evidence of voter fraud. → Read More

Axios Sneak Peek

Take a look at both ends of Penn Ave — and our best scoops → Read More

Finland's leaders say country "must apply for NATO membership without delay"

Once officially admitted into NATO, Finland will more than double the length of the alliance's borders with Russia. → Read More

Western allies unveil new Russia sanctions on V-E Day

The G7 imposed new export controls and committed to phasing out Russian oil. → Read More

U.S. says Russia's progress in Donbas has been "minimal at best"

A U.S. official describes the Russian operation as "very cautious, very tepid, very uneven." → Read More

Which countries have expelled Russian spies since the Ukraine invasion began

The U.S. became the first country to kick out alleged Russian spies post-invasion on Feb. 28. → Read More

Ukraine sought U.S. help training and arming civilian resistance

Russia's stalled offensive has prompted fears of a long, grinding war of attrition. → Read More

Biden says Putin is a "war criminal"

It's the first time Biden has used the term to describe the Russian president. → Read More

Fear of martial law sparks Russian exodus

Widespread suffering is rapidly arriving at Russia's own doorstep. → Read More

Massive Russian convoy heads toward Kyiv as first round of peace talks ends

Zelensky's office called for an "immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine." → Read More

Germany to send thousands of weapons to Ukraine in major reversal

Germany had previously opposed arming Ukraine due to its "historical responsibilities." → Read More

Zelensky says Russia to storm Kyiv tonight: "We have to stand our ground"

Zelensky said 137 Ukrainian troops had been killed in the first day. → Read More

U.S. eyes training Ukrainian troops remotely

The Pentagon is contemplating the next phase of the conflict. → Read More

Russian invasion of Ukraine throws world into new era of upheaval

"Russia treacherously attacked our state in the morning, as Nazi Germany did in World War II years." → Read More