Pakistan and the 2017 US Strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia
Opinion

Pakistan and the 2017 US Strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia

The differences in the approaches of the US towards Afghanistan, India and Pakistan as part of the new strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia for 2017 have respectively led to three responses. The Kabul authorities had been expecting, and thus widely welcomed, the return of the United States. New Delhi was encouraged by the White…

America’s Long War: US Tightens the Noose on China
Opinion

America’s Long War: US Tightens the Noose on China

Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory signalled an about-face for American foreign policy. With control of the US military apparatus temporarily wrested from its spy agencies for the first time since Truman kicked off the Cold War, the strategists behind Trump’s MAGA platform have been far more focused on waging economic war on China and Latina America…

In Order for Afghanistan to Succeed, America Must Let it Decentralize
Opinion

In Order for Afghanistan to Succeed, America Must Let it Decentralize

After spending half a year reviewing America’s Afghan strategy, The Trump administration ended up with nearly the same limited re-intervention plan promoted by the out-going Obama administration. The policy seeks to bolster the Afghan National Army to prevent the insurgency from winning, make another push for good governance to enhance political stability in Kabul and…

Bannon Reveals Secrets of Trump’s White House Bunch – And They’re Pretty Wild!
Opinion

Bannon Reveals Secrets of Trump’s White House Bunch – And They’re Pretty Wild!

There were many disturbing moments in Steve Bannon’s CBS interview, but perhaps the most harrowing for sensible viewers was his comparison of the Trump team to the gang in the Hollywood Western the Wild Bunch. Bannon is the only truly powerful aide to resign from the Donald Trump White House. He gave his first extended…

Pyongyang Will ‘Inevitably Respond’ to South Korea’s New ‘Frankenmissile’
Military

Pyongyang Will ‘Inevitably Respond’ to South Korea’s New ‘Frankenmissile’

Seoul plans to create a powerful new ‘Frankenmissile’ bunker-busting weapon capable of destroying North Korea’s underground military facilities, South Korean media has reported. Speaking to Sputnik, military analyst Vladimir Kozin said such a missile would affect the balance of forces in the region, and inevitably prompt a North Korean response. Military sources have told the…