Putin at SCO Summit: Pakistan Is Integral to the Eurasian Future
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Putin at SCO Summit: Pakistan Is Integral to the Eurasian Future

The Eurasian future that President Putin articulated during his keynote speech at the SCO is made possible by Pakistan’s leading role in this vision. President Putin’s keynote speech at the SCO was brief but concise, laying out Russia’s envisioned future for Eurasia during its new year-long presidency of the organization. His address comprised two main…

Trump and the Taiwan Gambit
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Trump and the Taiwan Gambit

Taiwan has become a new “eastern pivot” for Donald Trump. Against all international laws and UN charters, he is approaching Taiwan, as indicating to the world that regardless of the established world rules which make Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), the official and legitimate Authority of China, with Taiwan being a part of…

Turkey’s “Military Multipolarity”: US Ally and NATO Heavyweight to Purchase Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System
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Turkey’s “Military Multipolarity”: US Ally and NATO Heavyweight to Purchase Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System

The progress made on furthering the military dimension of Turkey’s multipolar grand strategy might be irreversible by this point after the US suspended the country from the F-35 training program and increased the odds that it’ll seek replacement warplanes from Moscow instead. Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan decided over the weekend to begin the phased…

Vietnam Called China Out for Mislabeling Its Products to Get Around Trump’s Tariffs
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Vietnam Called China Out for Mislabeling Its Products to Get Around Trump’s Tariffs

Vietnam accused China of exploiting a loophole to mislabel its products as being made in the Southeast Asian country in order to get around the US’ recently imposed tariffs, with its Foreign Minister warning that urgent action is necessary in order to avoid retributive American tariffs and possibly setting a precedent for what other third-party…