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US hits Iran with fresh sanctions over space launch

The United States has hit Iran with new sanctions in response to its launch of a satellite-carrying rocket into space.<p>The ballistic missiles sanctions, announced on Friday, target six Iranian subsidiaries of the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, which the US treasury department says is "central" to …

A truth-bomb for Beijing: Neither Asia nor the world revolves around China

India is in a prolonged standoff with Chinese forces on the Doklam plateau. China may have been caught off guard after Indian armed forces confronted a Chinese road-building team in the Bhutanese territory.<p>Peaceful resolution requires awareness of the context for the unfolding events. China has …

Trump to sign Russia sanctions, Moscow retaliates

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said on Friday, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the …

US Policy Review of the APR

The US policy review of the Afghanistan Pakistan Region (APR) will have to factor in the continuously evolving geopolitical and geostrategic …

Donald Trump and the Coming Fall of American Empire

Even as President Donald Trump faces ever-intensifying investigations into the alleged connections between his top aides and family members and …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

As Syria Crumbles, Only Iran Is a Sure Winner

A Q&A with Andrew Tabler, who spent years living under the Assad regime.<p>Six years. Half a million dead. Many millions displaced. Untold thousands tortured and killed.<p>The Syrian civil war is the worst humanitarian disaster of our young century, and would have been high on the list of the last one. …

The World in 1942. After Japan attacked the United States in December 1941, World War II became truly global with battles between the Axis and the Allies occurring on nearly every continent.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

What Happens When Liberty Fails to Deliver

<b>THE RETREAT OF WESTERN LIBERALISM</b><br>By Edward Luce<br>234 pp. Atlantic Monthly Press. $24.<p>On June 6, 2017, the Canadian foreign minister made an extraordinary speech to that country’s Parliament. Rather than outlining a specific policy proposal or program, Chrystia Freeland chose instead to defend the …

The (Western, not global) world order, according to Trump

For many people, Mr Donald Trump's big speech in Poland earlier this month was a welcome reassurance. Here was the President, for the first time, …

Geopolitics

China and Russia stage war games on EU border taunting West with WW3 threats

GETTYPresident Vladimir Putin and his counterpart Xi Jinxing cemented their firm friendship<p>A formidable Chinese flotilla has travelled 10,000 miles …

Border Dispute: China Won’t Back Off, India Can’t Back Down

After six weeks of tension between China and India over a Chinese road building project on contested territory, neither side is prepared to back …

China eager to import more from US: Chinese ambassador

WASHINGTON — China wants to import more goods from the United States and is seeking a more balanced trade with the country, said Chinese Ambassador …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Trump: 'Don't Even Think About It, We Will Build the Wall'

President Donald Trump flew into Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday night to boast of his accomplishments and rally his base in a region that used to be a …

China's planned ban on imported scrap materials vexes an industry

China's recent announcement that it has had enough of the world's garbage hasraised alarm bells in the global recycling industry that counts on the …

Europe 'stands ready to act' if US sanctions on Russia affect its oil and gas supplies

Major international players are warning the United States against imposing further sanctions on Russia, saying that doing so could further isolate …

Russia

Bridging the Gulf: Kuwait Mediates the Latest Dispute

The ongoing diplomatic confrontation between Qatar and four Arab nations – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt – has …

U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Venezuelans to Stop Constitution Rewrite

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has sanctioned 13 Venezuelan officials hoping to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to drop plans for a July 30 election that could lead to a rewrite of the Latin American country’s constitution.<p>The sanctions announced Wednesday were against current and former government …

British armed forces chiefs announce support for transgender US soldiers after Donald Trump's ban

British armed forces heads tweeted their support for transgender soldiers on Wednesday after Donald Trump said he would ban them from serving in the …

Donald Trump

UpFront special: Noam Chomsky on the new Trump era | Trump

In a special UpFront interview, renowned US academic and public intellectual Noam Chomsky sits down with Mehdi Hasan to discuss the implications of a Donald Trump presidency, on both domestic and global issues.<p>"He certainly is off the spectrum. There's never been anything like him," says Chomsky, …

"Who own 'offshore' companies" Watch Nawaz Sharif's view on it. #PanamaPapers https://t.co/iJqs2th7rf