Why Pakistan Should Ditch America and Boost Ties with Russia
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Why Pakistan Should Ditch America and Boost Ties with Russia

In February 2018 Pakistan’s foreign minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, visited Moscow where his counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, said that Russia is “planning to continue giving practical assistance in strengthening the counterterrorism potential of your country.” This was a welcome statement and decidedly different from the intentions of the US President whose first tweet of the year comprehensively insulted…

Modi Predictably Fails to Seize the Opportunities Offered to India by Chinese President Xi Jinping
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Modi Predictably Fails to Seize the Opportunities Offered to India by Chinese President Xi Jinping

In typical Chinese style, President Xi Jinping invited India to embrace a spirit of cooperation, Asianism and the win-win mentality that would be mutually benefit to both large Asian powers, but particularly to India due to the fact that China’s economic and developmental model could offer much to an Indian state struggling with economic inequality,…

Peace on the Horizon for Korean Peninsula, But Maybe Not if the US Has Its Way
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Peace on the Horizon for Korean Peninsula, But Maybe Not if the US Has Its Way

This week, the North and South Korean leadership held an historic meeting, eroding decades-long hostility between the two countries but does this signal the end of the “North Korean crisis,” or is it too soon to celebrate? The United States is a country that, at any given time, is bombing at least seven (or eight)…

North Korea’s “New” Course, and its Nuclear Missile Moratorium
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North Korea’s “New” Course, and its Nuclear Missile Moratorium

On April 20, in Pyongyang, the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Worker’s Party of Korea was held “to discuss the policy issues of a new stage in line with the demand of the important historic period of the revolution’s development.” A plenary session ranks second in importance in intraparty actions…

Macron’s Tough Message to Washington
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Macron’s Tough Message to Washington

France likes to call itself America’s oldest and closest ally. Indeed, the American Revolution might never have succeeded without strong French military support. However, France bankrupted itself supporting the American Revolution. This, in turn, helped ignite the French Revolution that cost poor King Louis XVI his head. The United States twice intervened in Europe’s wars…