The Russia Pakistan Equation
Opinion

The Russia Pakistan Equation

A remarkable geopolitical shift has taken place in this part of the world as the traditional pattern of friends and adversaries is broken. India and Pakistan have been in opposite camps since the partition of the subcontinent in 1947. India and Russia have been all-time strategic partners while Pakistan was more mindful of American interests…

Talk Grows in U.S. of Possibility of Military Strikes on North Korea
Diplomacy

Talk Grows in U.S. of Possibility of Military Strikes on North Korea

Talk is growing in the United States of the possibility of using military strikes to take out North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities after the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, threatened he’s close to testing a long-range missile apparently capable of hitting the U.S. Kim said in his New Year’s Day address that the communist nation…

Seoul Vows to Proceed with THAAD Deployment, Slams China’s ‘Reprisals’ Tactics
Diplomacy

Seoul Vows to Proceed with THAAD Deployment, Slams China’s ‘Reprisals’ Tactics

South Korea’s determination to deploy its US THAAD anti-missile systems is widening the rift with its powerful neighbour China, who has urged Seoul to reconsider its decision. The Chinese Foreign Ministry again reminded Seoul of its strategic “concerns” and “clear opposition” to Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployment on South Korean soil after Washington…