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Pakistan to send troops to Saudi Arabia to train and advise

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>KARACHI - Pakistan is sending troops to ally Saudi Arabia on a "training and advise mission," the military …

Middle East

Countering the Asia-Pacific Quad Military Alliance: China-Pakistan Relations

<i>The US recently included India in its shifting Asia Pacific policy, as part of its Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (often referred to as the “Quad”).</i> …

Geopolitics

Europe needn’t fear China’s footprint in Africa

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>In late January, the French paper Le Monde reported that China had been secretly transferring data from the headquarters of …

China

Radical Black Peace Activism in the Black Liberation Movement

On July 4, 1964, the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) wrote a letter to the Vietnamese Front of National Liberation congratulating them on their …

Black History

Europe isn’t ready to face modern threats

NATO is preparing for the wrong war. The alliance’s members have a combined 3 million troops and close to 10,000 tanks. But tomorrow’s battles won’t …

Geopolitics

The false and true philosophies behind the war in Afghanistan

An Indian Ocean archipelago of 1,192 islands, the Maldives is a tourist paradise. The Maldives is a low-lying country that is expected to be among …

Geopolitics

The new age of great power politics

With China, India and Russia on the rise and Western confidence shaken, how should Britain navigate this new and dangerous world?<p>It was in 2004 that …

Geopolitics

Trump’s ‘America First’ meets China’s ‘community of common destiny’

<i>This is the weekend roundup of The WorldPost, of which Nathan Gardels is the editor in chief.</i> <i></i><p>Just as President Donald Trump has reached back into U.S. history to draw inspiration for his “America First” policy from President Andrew Jackson’s mid-19th century populism, so too is Chinese President Xi …

China

There's a Crack Between the U.S. and Europe Over China

Transatlantic differences over Beijing's rise threaten the future of the liberal world order.<p>In several new strategy documents, the Trump administration argues that America needs to gear up for prolonged geopolitical competition with China. This shift in U.S. policy is welcome -- even if it so far …

China

Voices in Pakistan: We can also have ties with PA and Israelis

Could Pakistan mimic the ties India has with both Israel and the Palestinians?<p>><br>• ><p>MAN in Pakistan reads a newspaper with news about the …

Israel

A gripping account of America’s longest war

<b>Directorate S: The CIA and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016.</b> By Steve Coll. <i>Penguin Press; 748 pages; $35. Allen Lane; £25.</i><p>…

Pakistan

Grassroots figures

A census is an important event in a nation’s life, as it provides the basis for planning. The purpose of a census might be different from the use to …

Indian History

Israel, Hizbollah and Iran: Preventing Another War in Syria

Facts on the ground in Syria are defining the contours of the country’s political future and also the geography of a looming clash between Israel, …

Middle East

India’s meddling in Maldives internal affairs triggers crisis

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>It is widely believed that the political crisis in Maldives has been precipitated by India's interference in its neighbor's …

India

'World on the brink,' warns Munich Security Report

With the US's international role waning, Europe must define its own future, says a highly anticipated report. This assessment sets the agenda for …

Jean-Yves Le Drian

Trump slowly pushing US toward kleptocracy

Illustration: Peter C. Espina/GT<p>The US certainly has a different kind of president from what it is used to have. What distinguishes Donald Trump from …

Economics

Cooperation, not rivalry, vital for globalization

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>Five years ago, a New York Times reporter wrote in his Pulitzer Prize-winning article, "All iPhones contain hundreds of …

China

President Offers a Helping Hand to China and Russia

In his State of the Union address, Donald Trump warned grimly of “rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy, and our …

Geopolitics

America First Actually Means China First

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest …

Geopolitics

Tillerson Was Sorta Right About the Monroe Doctrine

The policy may be almost 200 years old, but it remains as relevant as it is impolitic.<p>Last week, Rex Tillerson once again made headlines in a way secretaries of state try to avoid. During remarks kicking off a trip to Latin America, Tillerson argued that the Monroe Doctrine -- the 19th-century …

Geopolitics

Trump's support of India could have unintended consequences

<b>(CNN) —</b> Quietly, all but unheralded, Donald Trump has begun tilting significantly away from Pakistan and toward another South Asian ally -- a counterweight to China that could help tip the balance, particularly in the region's potentially most sensitive flashpoint, the South China Sea. That enemy …

CNN

Iran says Jerusalem 'unchangeable' capital of Palestine

Officials say they will 'confront' any attempt to change status of the Holy City as Palestinian capital.<p>Iran has declared Jerusalem the "unchangeable" capital of Palestine and has vowed to confront any attempt to change its status.<p>Speaking in Tehran on Wednesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas …

Israel

Syria’s War in 2018 Sees U.S. Allies Kill Each Other as Russia Struggles to Make Peace

The war in Syria has taken several new turns in the first month of 2018. One leading U.S. partner turned against another in the wake of the Islamic …

The Pentagon's Plan for Never-Ending War

From Our Future<p>Defense Secretary Jim Mattis unveils the Pentagon's National Defense Strategy, 1/19/18.<br>(Image by YouTube, Channel: CHANNEL90seconds …

Geopolitics
Globalization

China Blasts U.S. for ‘Outdated Cold War Mentality’ After Trump's State of the Union Address

China has urged the U.S. to abandon its “outdated Cold War mentality and zero-sum ideology” following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union …

Trump Wants Little to Do With His Own Foreign Policy

The clash between America First and the global shift to great-power competition<p>In recent months, the Trump administration has called for a dramatic shift in the direction of American foreign policy. How drastic of a shift? As the administration’s National Defense Strategy pithily put it: …

Geopolitics

Fact-checking and analysis of Trump’s State of the Union 2018 address - The Washington Post

President Trump claimed that a single immigrant can bring in virtually “unlimited” numbers of relatives and said he would end what he calls “chain migration,” which refers to the practice of immigrants bringing other members of their families to the United States. His administration has said …

Immigration

Great power PR

When Bill Clinton became President of the USA in 1993, he didn’t appoint an ambassador to India for nearly a year, and went about opposing India on a …

Geopolitics

In Rush to Trade in Yuan, Pakistan Trades Its Sovereignty to China

Pakistan has announced its decision to replace the US Dollar (USD) with the Chinese Yuan (CNY) for bilateral trade between the two countries. For …

NITI Aayog