Kashmir Annexation: Pakistan Just Warned the World About the 21st Century’s Munich Moment
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Kashmir Annexation: Pakistan Just Warned the World About the 21st Century’s Munich Moment

Pakistani Prime Minister Khan warned the world that India’s annexation of Kashmir is akin to Nazi Germany’s annexation of the Sudetenland and might even lead to a nuclear war if New Delhi proceeds to follow in the Fuhrer’s footsteps and attack its neighbor. *** Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan‘s (PMIK) speech at the UN General…

China’s BRI-plomacy Can Facilitate a Rapprochement Between Myanmar & Bangladesh
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China’s BRI-plomacy Can Facilitate a Rapprochement Between Myanmar & Bangladesh

China’s active diplomatic efforts in trying to resolve the “Rohingya” issue can facilitate a rapprochement between Myanmar and Bangladesh that strengthens their trilateral cooperation through the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and secures a second corridor for Beijing to the Afro-Asian (“Indian”) Ocean complementing the one that it’s already pioneered through the global pivot state…

Saudi Policy Shift: A Rare Trump Foreign Policy Success
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Saudi Policy Shift: A Rare Trump Foreign Policy Success

By the law of unintended consequences, US President Donald J. Trump’s mix of uncritical and cynical embrace of Saudi Arabia and transactional approach towards relations with the kingdom may be producing results. Saudi Arabia appears to be backing away from its largely disastrous assertive and robust go-it alone foreign and defense policy posture and reverting…

US Military Officials Who Knew Saudi Arabia Would Fail
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US Military Officials Who Knew Saudi Arabia Would Fail

While it’s seems axiomatic that most Americans suffer from historical amnesia, that’s not necessarily true for the U.S. military. And as America and Iran were sprinting towards a military confrontation last week, a recently retired senior U.S. military officer expounded on what he called “the bumbling, incompetent and feckless stupidity of it all.” The target…

Trump Frees Himself from Bolton – but Robert O’Brien Will Be Just as Bad
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Trump Frees Himself from Bolton – but Robert O’Brien Will Be Just as Bad

After months of rumors, John Bolton was finally fired from the White House but the post mortem on why it took so long to remove him continues, with the punditry and media trying to understand exactly what happened and why. Perhaps the most complete explanation for what occurred came from President Donald Trump himself shortly…

Why Is Iceland the Focus of Washington’s New Trade Strategy?
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Why Is Iceland the Focus of Washington’s New Trade Strategy?

Less than a month after his failed attempt to buy Greenland, Trump is now shifting attention to another Nordic nation—Iceland—but rather than offering to acquire the country, the U.S. administration is considering a sweet deal in free trade. So while the name of the game is tearing apart free trade, a free trade deal with Iceland…