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American System: Trump wants NATO members to increase their military spending

News Analysis | A day after he was sworn in as the United States’ 70th secretary of state, Mike Pompeo “hoped on a plane and...

Trump and his generals lock horns over Syria

M K Bhadrakumar | The military is the same the world over. In 1992, the conversation would have gone like this in South Block: “Sir, it...

Is Trump the most amicable US President Putin will ever see?

M K Bhadrakumar | A fortnight after sacking Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and a week after kicking out Lt. General HR McMaster from...

Top officials scramble to make Trump-Kim summit a reality

AFP | Senior officials staged a flurry of calls and top-level meetings on Friday as they scrambled to make a proposed nuclear summit between US...

The truth about torture: CIA chief can’t lead without facing her...

News Analysis |  In a surprising move, Donald Trump changed his secretary of state this week. Rex Tillerson was replaced by the Mike Pompeo, who...

More Chaos in the Trump White House

News Analysis | In an unexpected but not uncharacteristic move by Trump, Rex Tillerson was sacked as the secretary of state and Mike Pompeo, the...

Could the US be responsible for anti-government protests in Iran?

James M Dorsey | In supporting recent anti-government protests in Iran, both Iranian hardliners and the US State Department may want to be careful what...

What foreign policy will the US adopt in the east next...

M K Bhadrakumar | The leitmotif of the US foreign policy in 2018 is going to be a last-ditch attempt to “contain” Russia’s resurgence on...

Can India turn Chabahar from a gift into a curse?

Andrew Korybko | The opening ceremony inaugurating the Chabahar port was filled with much fanfare and represents a strategic achievement for both Iran and India....

Rex Tillerson harshly criticizes Russia in order to rally NATO allies

M K Bhadrakumar | The remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Russia, while speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington, DC...

America’s Waterloo: ‘Scapegoating’ Pakistan for Failures in Afghanistan

Adnan Qaiser | French statesman, Georges Clemenceau had notably observed, “War is too important to be left to the generals.” Since no general ever happily...

Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s achilles heel

James M. Dorsey | Emboldened by perceived White House support, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have stepped up his risky, so far...

Saudi-UAE promote tribes against Qatari Emir

James M Dorsey | Nearly six months into the Gulf crisis, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are attempting to mobilize tribal opposition as...

US gets involved in Myanmar: Tillerson talks to army chief

Reuters | U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was bound for Myanmar on Wednesday for talks with the army chief whose forces have been accused...

Will India resort to war with Pakistan?

Asif Haroon Raja| In the wake of a constantly deteriorating security situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) owing to heightened turbulence, exasperated and outraged Indian...

Former PM Shaukat Aziz finds his name in the “Paradise Papers”

News Analysis | Former prime minister, Shaukat Aziz found his name in the list of people in the Paradise Papers, released by the International Consortium...

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