Tag: White House

US to hold Islamabad accountable for its actions: White House

News Analysis | President Donald Trump is not satisfied with the progress made by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism and the US is holding...

US & China fighting over a nuclear football?

AFP | The US Secret Service denied Monday reports that one of its agents and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wrestled with Chinese...

Pakistan complicates US’ Afghan mission

M K Bhadrakumar | The horrific terrorist attacks in Kabul during the last fortnight provoked some exceptionally strong remarks from US President Donald Trump. At...

UK blames protestors as Trump cancels London trip

AFP | The British government blamed the threat of mass protests for President Donald Trump's decision Friday to cancel a visit to London to open...

From Bismarck to Merkel: Why a new rising Germany is good...

M K Bhadrakumar |  The German Question has been at the very core of geopolitics in Europe at least since 1453, a poignant year in...

Putin promises Tehran of support if US-Iran nuclear deal is scrapped...

 M K Bhadrakumar | The unscheduled trip to Russia by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as the special envoy of President Hassan Rouhani and his...

Bring the troops home from Korea

Jacob G. Hornberger | There is one good solution to the Korean crisis, one that the mainstream press commentators simply will not confront. It’s not...

US-Russia ties are heading south

M K Bhadrakumar | The US-Russia diplomatic tit-for-tat escalated with the announcement in Washington on Thursday ordering the Russians to shut down their consulate in San Francisco as...

Pakistan suspends talks with the US amid mounting tensions

News analysis | Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that Islamabad has suspended talks and bilateral visits with the US in protest to the anti-Pakistan tirade...

The US whips up tensions in South Asia; Delhi’s NSG membership...

News analysis | The Trump administration is looking at options to support India's membership of the coveted Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Officials in the White...

The winners and losers in Trump’s Afghan strategy – III

M K Bhadrakumar | The tone and content of the statement issued in Islamabad on Thursday after the meeting of the National Security Committee, here, regarding President...

President Trump’s speech and our reactions

Muhammad Ali Ehsan | My first impression after hearing President Trump’s speech was – does it serve our interest to be so diplomatically humiliated from...

Will an assertive Iran turn out to be Trump’s greatest challenge?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The White House readout of US President Donald Trump’s phone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday highlighted that the latter “thanked”...

US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran,...

Has Russia entered NATO’s bedroom?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Can we say a “terrible beauty” is born in the NATO’s underbelly — to borrow the words from the Irish-English poet...

A possible new makeover for US and Russia?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The White House disclosed Thursday during a media briefing on President Donald Trump’s forthcoming trip to Europe next week that he will meet...

US and Russia: A meeting of two giants during G20 summit!

M. K. Bhadrakumar | A US senior official in Washington told TASS news agency Monday that the White House does not rule out a meeting...

Identifying the common enemy: Is Trump missing a chance to mend...

News Analysis | Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei has said that the attack on the Iranian Parliament and shrine of the revolutionary Ayatullah Khomeini carried...

Defying global pressure: North Korea fires new land-to-ship missiles

Ju-min Park and Soyoung Kim | Seoul - North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday, South...

Saudi-UAE-Qatar crisis: Will the US’ mediation bear fruit?

News Analysis | The noise of Saudi-led Qatar boycott is reverberating in the region and beyond as the need for mediation and protection is being...

Tehran attacks: Is the US-Saudi-Israel team getting ahead of Iran?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Even by American standards, the White House statement on the terrorist attacks in Tehran on Wednesday will stand out as a...

Air Force One lands in Riyadh: Trump’s distraction from the controversies...

Jeff Mason and Steve Holland | Dogged by controversy at home, President Donald Trump opened a nine-day foreign trip on Saturday in Saudi Arabia,...

More troops in Afghanistan: A recap of the Vietnam war?

Michael Kugelman | (CNN) In recent days, with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgency continuing to gain steam and America's longest war staggering through its 16th year, analysts have...

General McMaster creates a new worry for Pakistan

News Analysis | The US National Security Adviser Gen H.R. McMaster has said that the Trump administration is working on a policy which will apply...

Mother of All Bombs: nothing more than a mere theatrical act...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The BBC’s first-hand report from the remote site in the southern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar where the US dropped the Mother...

Turkish airstrikes in Syria: Has the US lost another Middle-Eastern ally?

Mehmet Ersoy | Turkey, which keeps targeting the U.S. allies, is up to pretend that it has taken one of the leading roles in the...

North Korea vows strong response to ‘reckless’ US naval move

North Korea denounced the US deployment of a naval strike group to the region Tuesday, warning it is ready for "war" as Washington tightens...

US needs to prove that Syrian Government carried out the Chemical...

Sophie Mangal | On April 7, between 3.42am and 3.56am, a massive rocket attack was carried out from an area near Crete Island in the...

Yes! Deep State exists everywhere: But who runs the “real Deep...

Ikram Sehgal | Writing in the New York Times (NYT), Amanda Taub and Max Fisher talked about shadowy networks within government bureaucracies, referred to as...

US Establishment Forcing Trump to copy Obama’s Foreign policy?

Political elites in Washington will try to do everything possible to neutralize President Trump, putting him in a situation in which he would not be able to act independently, according...

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