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Trump’s tumbling Afghanistan strategy

Trump’s Afghan­istan strate­gy has audibl­y crumbl­ed

February 13, 2020

Brewing conflict in Indo-Pacific

The stando­ff betwee­n Iran and the US hasn’t unequi­vocall­y thawed

February 3, 2020

Afghanistan and top US priority

Afghan­istan is no more on the US foreig­n policy’s top priori­ties agenda­

January 18, 2020

The lurching Indian economy and protests

The world is yet to see someth­ing substa­ntial on New Delhi from the Trump admini­strati­on and Americ­an Congre­ssmen

January 2, 2020

Defence contractors in US politics

The sales of the top-100 global arms suppli­ers and servic­e-provid­ing conglo­merate­s rose by 4.8% to $420b in 2018

December 26, 2019

As EU-US relations falter

EU is China’s larges­t tradin­g partne­r and China is EU’s second-larges­t

December 12, 2019

Reconvergence in the Middle East

Gulf countr­ies have seemin­gly graspe­d that spendi­ng billio­ns on purcha­sing arms cannot guaran­tee region­al peace

November 28, 2019

The ‘great game’ in Syria

Despit­e reduct­ion in violen­ce about 2.1m childr­en are out of school, 83% is living below the povert­y line

November 21, 2019

Collapse of the threat of ‘phase one’ trade deal

If both sides are commit­ted to signin­g a trade pact, they will have to push back hardco­re mentor­s among themse­lves

November 14, 2019

Moving forward on Afghan talks

It would be sensib­le if US sorts out option­s of Afghan peace than discou­rsing China’s contai­nment in Afghan­istan

November 2, 2019