Category Archives: America

Facing China’s belt and road?

By Tan Ming Hui & Nazia Hussain The short-lived multilateral Quad of four democracies appears to be earning a new lease of life, partly due to a combined push by the US and Japan. Is this in response to China’s

The Tillerson tweet

The Secretary of State of the US was sacked by the President of the US through a tweet. Earlier on New Year’s Day the US President had tweeted the new policy for South Asia that included a scathing indictment of

‘America first’ bears a new threat – military force

By David E. Sanger & Gardiner Harris He vowed that he would find ways to execute the policies that President Trump was elected on, but that he would not tolerate slow-walking and leaks from bureaucrats he dismissed as “munchkins.” ie

‘Pure madness’ Dark days inside the White House as Trump shocks and rages

By Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey Inside the White House, aides over the past week have described an air of anxiety and volatility. with an uncontrollable commander in chief at its center. These are the darkest days in at

Trump’s war

Wars do not end. They perpetuate themselves and spread in a kind of domino effect across the globe and through the decades By Salman Tarik Kureshi How does one name a war? Well, usually a war is named after the country

How to tackle a hostile US Congress?

India is attempting to exploit the prevailing geopolitical scenario to influence the US for its own anti-Pakistan motives By Col (R) M Hanif Apart from the current uneasy relations between Pakistan and the US, there are broader issues at play

The destructive dynamics of political tribalism

By AMY CHUA By now we all understand that America is in the grip of political tribalism. We lament and condemn this phenomenon even as we voraciously engage in it. But by fixating on the symptoms, we remain blind to

A Trump decree is killing innocent civilians in Somalia

By Jamal Osman Other clues as to US activity in Africa – where the present significant expansion of Special Ops activity surely has nothing to do with copious resources found on that continent – can be found in headlines like:

US military plans new nuclear weapons

Making war with Russia and china more likely, experts say By John Haltiwanger The Pentagon plans to build two new nuclear weapons to keep up with the modernizing arsenals of Russia and China, according to a comprehensive Department of Defense

US’s double standards and Pakistan

It is only Pakistan-US cooperation in fighting terrorism that served the US national security interests as well as the larger interests of the international community By Ubaid Ahmad The uneasy Pak-US ties since Donald Trump’s new Afghan policy suffered a