Geopolitics

Could Trump’s blundering lead to war between China and Japan?

China and Japan’s postwar truce has always been an uneasy one – and if Washington cools its support for Tokyo, the dynamics in the region could shift dangerously. By Richard McGregor<p>For news out of east Asia, it is difficult to compete with North Korea’s youthful, jocular despot, Kim Jong-un, and …

Long-form Journalism

GEORGE FRIEDMAN: North Korea is far from being irrational — it actually has a plan

The United States has several thousand operational nuclear missiles. It has a large fleet of strategic bombers, an enormous navy, and hundreds of thousands of soldiers and marines. The US could bomb, blockade, and invade North Korea if it chose to incur the cost.<p>Yet North Korea is threatening to …

North Korea

There’s 1 Country Practically Begging the World for Sanctions

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 …

Liberal View

J.K. Rowling jokes Trump united Middle East with Charlottesville remarks

Author J.K. Rowling joked Thursday that President Trump may have inadvertently united the Middle East with his comments on the violent rally in …

J. K. Rowling

America and Russia: Back to Basics

<b>By Graham Allison, The National Interest</b><p><i>Note: this article is part of a symposium on U.S.-Russia relations included in the September/October 2017</i> …

International Relations

New Trend of Regional Security Cooperation perceived or misperceived?

During the Astana summit on June 8-9th, for the first time since its formation the Shanghai Cooperation Organization officially extended full …

International Relations

Know Comment: Big problems, substantial essays

Here is a roundup of recent deep-think articles from intellectual journals on a range of issues.<p>Instead of listening to the hourly newscast with its …

Opinion

Strategic review

Basically, the Trump administration can’t seem to decide whether to go for a troop surge in Afghanistan or to send in the mercenary private security …

International Relations

11 books the US Army's top officer recommends to help understand the world

Secretary James Mattis has been heralded as a "warrior monk" for his prodigious knowledge and voracious reading habits.<p>But Mattis, a retired Marine general, is not the only US military officer who has supplemented his martial knowledge with academic achievement.<p>In that spirit, the US Army has …

Military

Trump’s North Korea Bluster Has Shattered U.S. Standing As Global Leader

The more stridently Trump says he is going to stop North Korea, the worse it looks when he fails, and the more Beijing stands to gain.<p>CANBERRA, Australia — Rivalry between great powers is plainly escalating in many parts of the world. When that happens, specific local issues often take on a much …

North Korea

Let Ukraine Defend Itself

A response to my critics<p>Say an expert tells you that if you don’t follow his advice, the world or a substantial part of it might go up in flames. You …

Conservative View

Sensex Climbs 322 Points As Geo-Political Tensions Recede

The BSE Sensex jumped about 322 points on Wednesday (16 August) to close at a one-week high of 31,770.89, while the NSE Nifty topped the 9,900-mark …

Economy

Trump’s administration should formulate a viable strategy for Afghanistan

The new strategy will not be workable unless the US change the military establishment of Pakistan and modify the behavior of deep state of the …

Pakistan

GEORGE FRIEDMAN: North Korea might be preparing for the biggest negotiation in its history

The narrative about North Korea, a narrative I believe to be true and have since early March, is simple: The North Koreans have reached a point in their nuclear and missile programswhere they could soon have the capability to strike the United States. The U.S. isn’t prepared to let itself be …

North Korea

The anti-imperialist camp

<i>In May 2017, Thierry Meyssan appeared on Russia Today and explained where the South American elites were going wrong in their fight against US</i> …

International Relations

Middle East salary survey reveals major challenges to close IT skills gap

Organisations in the Middle East could fall behind their counterparts in other regions if they don’t increase investment in IT training and recruit …

Business Technology

How to Assess the North Korea Threat

The situation in North Korea has shifted from being a chronic but manageable irritant for most global leaders to a growing geopolitical crisis that …

North Korea

Thucydides Trap or Tug-of-War?

Today’s major powers are keenly aware that in tug-of-war, if the rope snaps, both teams stumble and fall; nobody wins.<b>AFTER STALIN</b>, Churchill and …

George Orwell

Pakistan prime minister slams India's 'expansionist designs' in Independence Day address: Full text of his speech

Pakistan prime minister Shahid Khaqqan Abbasi on Monday trained his guns on India over its "expansionist designs" in South Asia, and said that New …

Pakistan

Commentary: How to save America from hate, distrust and fear

Much of the culture and politics of the 20th century were defined by fear. In the early 1900s, Americans found themselves caught in the middle of a Euro-centric war that cost the lives of millions of people. In the mid-1900s, Nazis ravaged Europe, the Japanese enslaved much of Asia, and Americans …

International Relations

Is There Still a Conservative Foreign Policy?

Trump did not create the divide in the GOP policy world — he exposed it.<p>The Trump victory and the Republican establishment’s mostly negative reaction …

Foreign Policy

The real reason why Trump has been clashing with North Korea

The looming military conflict between the US and North Korea contains a double danger. Although both countries are for sure bluffing, and not …

North Korea

If Trump is bluffing on North Korea, the results could be catastrophic

According to a US Defense Intelligence Agency report, Pyongyang’s nuclear capabilities and conventional long range missile programmes are gathering …

North Korea

China and Turkey Aspiring for the Greatness in the World

Yes, over the past decades, China and Turkey, although separated by the Eurasia and differences in their cultures, have developed close ties through …

China

Pakistan’s Search for its Place in Southern Asia’s Evolving Order

Southern Asia’s evolving geopolitics are leading to the intensification of the China-Pakistan nexus, a development that has been greeted in Pakistan …

Pakistan

U.S. Forces Cannot be Iraq’s Security Crutch Forever

Now that the Islamic State (ISIS) has been driven from Mosul, a number of senior U.S. officials are calling for a long-term military presence in the …

Conservative View

Not Every Civil War Is a Guerilla War

Civil wars have been given fairly blunt analysis for years. Security analysts have painted all civil wars as “guerrilla wars.” It’s also common for …

Syria

Kim Jong Un called the president’s bluff

Bluff catching is a sophisticated poker strategy. It describes a hand too weak to play against an opponents’ normal value betting range, but one that …

North Korea

Russian Sanctions: Latest Betrayal of Post-Cold War Agreements

<i>While the US claims recent sanctions targeting Russia are based on alleged Russian interference in last year’s US elections, a careful examination of</i> …

Russia

US-North Korea crisis tests Cold War's nuclear deterrence doctrine

PARIS: The doctrine of nuclear deterrence, put to the test in the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang, dates to the Cold War when the world's …

North Korea