Tag: Rex Tillerson

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...

Will US succeed in creating rifts between Iran & Iraq?

M K Bhadrakumar| The US project to create a rift between Iraq and Iran backfired just a couple of days of its launch from Riyadh...

Why Washington failed to bring peace in Afghanistan?

Ishaq Ali | Afghanistan has seen one of its worse bloody days in the previous week where more than 220 personnel of security forces and...

Iran’s snub to US has meaning for India

M K Bhadrakumar | Only Tehran could have punctured US President Donald Trump’s massive ego with just a delicate deflection by the wrist. It all...

Does Chabahar matter?

Imtiaz Gul | Is the dispatch of the first Indian wheat gift to Afghanistan via Chabahar only a massive public relations gimmick or is it part...

After Six Years and Half a Million Dead, We’re Back to...

Daniel McAdams | Today Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, "Assad must go." Forget the ISIS pretext for US bombing and occupation of Syrian territory. We...

The Blueprint For The 100-Year-Long US-Indian Strategic Partnership

Andrew Korybko | Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke very highly about the US’ plans to make India its preferred strategic partner in the 21st...

Tillerson confuses India once again!

News Analysis | U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, while reviewing his 7-day tour to South Asia and the Middle East on Thursday said he...

China stands with Pakistan amid rising pressure from the US

China has come to Pakistan’s aid amid rising pressure on Islamabad to take action against terrorist organizations. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang asked...

Tillerson’s Pakistan visit was a mere formality?

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal| The visit of United States Secretary of State indicates Washington’s desire to work closely with Islamabad in combating the menace of terrorism...

Tillerson returned empty-handed from Pakistan

Adam Garrie | US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and other cabinet...

What should India expect from Tillerson?

M K Bhadrakumar | The visit by the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on October 24 will be hugely consequential for India’s relations with...

Tillerson’s Islamabad visit: Still miles to travel

News Analysis | The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will discuss ways to enhance cooperation against terrorism and economic ties with Pakistani officials when...

Let’s build a positive ‘transactional relationship’ with the US

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | U.S Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will visit Pakistan next week to discuss the US vision for the new South...

Are Islamabad & Washington all set to take the relationship to...

News Analysis | Pakistan and the US have agreed to carry forward the positive momentum in ties by enhancing high-level interactions and counterterrorism cooperation. This...

James Mattis warns Pakistan; ‘Do more’ or face consequences

M K Bhadrakumar | In the chronicle of India-Pakistan relations, seldom – if ever – would political rhetoric have descended to the gutter level as...

Gulf states enhancing ties with Israel after USA fails to end...

 James M. Dorsey | A cornerstone of the Trump administration’s approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace, involving a restructuring of relations between erstwhile Middle Eastern foes appears...

The road to ‘Strong & progressive India’ passes through Beijing, not...

M K Bhadrakumar | If anyone ever told the nation that India should be prepared to fight a “two-front war” with China, he must have...

Is Kurdistan a US-Israeli conspiracy to balkanize Middle East?

M K Bhadrakumar | The result of the Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq will be known in the next 48 hours or so, but no surprises...

Iran is Trump’s perpetual enemy in the Middle East

News Analysis |  US President Donald Trump said that Iran exports violence, chaos, and bloodshed while its government hides a corrupt dictatorship behind the farce...

Only cooperation with China will make India ‘Great’

M K Bhadrakumar |  The ‘Ministerial Trilateral’ between the US, Japan, and India on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York on Monday turned out to...

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