Daily Archive: October 8, 2019

China Should Indeed Keep an Eye on Indian-South Korean Security Cooperation

The Chinese Communist Party-backed “Global Times” was absolutely correct in publishing an analysis last month warning that “China Should Remain Alert To Indian-South Korean Security Cooperation” because New Delhi is attempting to leverage its newfound military ties with Seoul for zero-sum grand strategic purposes as part of its unofficial US-encouraged policy of “containing” the People’s Republic. *** India surprised many...

Counting the Dead Through the Fog of War in Afghanistan

During one week in late September, U.S.-led forces killed at least 70 civilians in two incidents in Afghanistan. A U.S. drone strike on September 19th killed at least 30 farmers harvesting pine nuts in Nangarhar province. Then on September 23rd, at least 40 civilians, including women and children, were reported killed in a combined U.S.-Afghan attack on a village in Taliban-controlled territory in southern Helmand province....

Ball in Trump’s Court for North Korea Success

The breakdown in high-level talks between the US and North Korea last weekend shows that diplomacy between the two foes is at a critical juncture. For negotiations to progress towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, then the Trump administration must go beyond feel-good optics and offer Pyongyang substantial concessions. Those concessions include lifting off wide-ranging economic sanctions imposed on...