Pakistan’s Fight Against Extremism at Home Rebuffed by Trump
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Pakistan’s Fight Against Extremism at Home Rebuffed by Trump

The relationship between the Trump administration and Pakistan is frosty after the United States cut $330 million in military aid to Pakistan in October over what Washington says is its failure to reign in militant groups operating in Afghanistan. The Obama administration had also suspended $800 million in aid in 2011 and $350 in military…

India’s Simultaneous Military Drills with Russia & the US Send Messages to Both
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India’s Simultaneous Military Drills with Russia & the US Send Messages to Both

India’s in the unique position of simultaneously holding military drills with New Cold War rivals Russia and the US, though the message behind this diplomatic maneuver is different for each Great Power and varies depending on their perspective. India pulled off a unique diplomatic feat by simultaneously holding military drills with New Cold War rivals…

Israel Elections: Who Will Win the Fight to Destroy Gaza?
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Israel Elections: Who Will Win the Fight to Destroy Gaza?

Last week, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned his post, leading to a crisis in the coalition government.  Although Lieberman and Israeli media couched his decision as having been motivated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s leniency towards rocket fire from Gaza aimed at southern Israeli communities, it’s much more likely that this is political posturing in preparation for national…

Washington’s Dirty Fight Against China’s OBOR
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Washington’s Dirty Fight Against China’s OBOR

Five years into China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative sees analysts and political circles around the globe taking stock of Beijing’s progress. This includes the Wall Street Journal in its article, “U.S. Fights China for Influence, One Project at a Time: Washington prods private sector and focuses on financing as Beijing’s ‘Belt and Road’…

President Trump’s Presidency: Results and Perspectives
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President Trump’s Presidency: Results and Perspectives

Introduction We need an objective evaluation of the President’s foreign and domestic polices – the means, the goals, their results and consequences. The Trump performance requires we discuss the style and substance of foreign and domestic policies. We will ignore the fly swatting by Trump critics who ply peripheral issues – the state investigation of…