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  • Between Hope and Despair: Trump and the Future of the United Nations

    Guterres has to forcefully convey to the new US administration that the US-UN relationship is a two-way street, where both parties need each other to safeguard their respective interests.

    February 10, 2017

    An Assessment of President Obama’s Foreign Policy

    If the history of the world is the world’s court of justice, history will rate Obama, the 44th President of the United States, among the top ten of the holders of that high office.

    September 08, 2016

    Concerns About Proposed US Rules on Cybersecurity Products

    Concerns About Proposed US Rules on Cybersecurity Products

    While the Wassenaar Arrangement has instant recall in nuclear circles, it has only recently become a source of turmoil in cybersecurity, after the US Bureau of Industry and Security published rules that are applicable to cyber technologies.

    July 20, 2015

    Two to Tango: The US and China in the Asia-Pacific

    In the last decade, the dynamics of inter-state relations in the Asia Pacific have changed rapidly, largely due to the rise of China. Competition rather than cooperation has become the order of the day. In the East and South China Seas, freedom of navigation, competitive claims over maritime boundaries and air space security are experiencing an evolution of new brinkmanship between the US, an established super power, and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), an emerging super power, unfolding new challenges for the other potential regional players including India.

    July 2014

    Geo-strategic Implications of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Geo-strategic Implications of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    The US sees the establishment of the AIIB as an attempt by China to pull South- East Asian countries closer to its orbit and a soft-power play that promises economic benefits while refurbishing its image among its Asian neighbours.

    October 31, 2014

    President Obama’s Policy on Syria

    President Obama’s Policy on Syria

    This is the right time to raise a fundamental question about Obama’s policy towards Syria: Is there a coherent, consistent policy, based on a reasonably accurate assessment of the ground realities in Syria? The answer is a definite no.

    November 18, 2014

    An Analysis of the US Sale of the Patriot Missile Defence System to Saudi Arabia

    An Analysis of the US Sale of the Patriot Missile Defence System to Saudi Arabia

    The PAC-3 missile defence deal is a win-win package for both the United States and Saudi Arabia in terms of both their bilateral relations and the enhancement of regional security.

    December 10, 2014

    The 2014 Mid-term Elections in the United States

    There are many reasons for the decision of the people to vote for the Republican Party in these elections ranging from economy,
    governance, foreign policy decisions, the mid-term factor and mostly President Obama's unpopularity

    December 17, 2014

    1st US-Africa Leaders Summit: A New Chapter in the US-Africa Relations

    The summit is seen as one of the major initiatives of the Obama administration towards the African continent and being the first US President to hold the largest event with the African head of states and governments.

    August 20, 2014

    US Military Departure from Manas Stirring a New Game in Central Asia

    The author recounts his memories of the US military base at Manas International Airport in Bishkek, which was the hub for onward movement of about 15,000 troops and 500 tons of cargo a month to and from Afghanistan. The folding of the US base has not only put an end to the US-Central Asia saga but in effect the US overseas military presence is now retracted to the line of its power limits in Europe.

    July 07, 2014

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