China’s Consistent Stand on Pakistan Made India’s ‘Diplomatic Victory’ at BRICS Momentary
Opinion

China’s Consistent Stand on Pakistan Made India’s ‘Diplomatic Victory’ at BRICS Momentary

Even before the Indian establishment and the media stopped their celebrations over the BRICS declaration in Xiamen in China earlier this month condemning terrorist groups, including those based in Pakistan, hoping that this could be the game-changer moment in Islamabad-Beijing relations, the Chinese made a U-turn by openly defending their all-weather ally. In fact, China’s…

News of Saudi Crown Prince’s “Secret” Visit to Israel Brings Embassy Scramble
Politics

News of Saudi Crown Prince’s “Secret” Visit to Israel Brings Embassy Scramble

Clearly the war in Syria and the international push for regime change against Assad has created strange alliances in the Middle East over the past few years. Among the strangest bedfellows are the Israelis and Saudis. It’s no secret that common cause in Syria of late has led the historic bitter enemies down a pragmatic…

The Rohingya Crisis Could Topple Sheikh Hasina
Opinion

The Rohingya Crisis Could Topple Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh has been mired in political scandals and ever-escalating tensions for the past few years now, and it’s also at risk of turning into Daesh’s South Asian terrorist hub. These pre-existing structural vulnerabilities weigh heavily on national stability, and the last thing that the country needs right now is “Weapons of Mass Migration” flooding across…

Steve Bannon’s China Syndrome Reveals America’s Jealousy of a China That Is ‘Great Again’
Opinion

Steve Bannon’s China Syndrome Reveals America’s Jealousy of a China That Is ‘Great Again’

During Donald Trump’s successful campaign to become President of the United States, both Trump and his then adviser Steve Bannon spoke a great deal about the following: –Increasing exports  –Increasing the sales of US made products domestically  –Increasing employment  –Increasing the wages of the domestic workforce  –Seeing trade in economic rather than ideological terms  Now,…