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  • Is President Trump’s Foreign Policy Shaping Up?

    What to make of the combination of Trump’s missile strikes in Syria, changes of mind about China and Russia, warnings to North Korea, signals about scaling up military presence in Afghanistan, and outreach to Turkey?

    April 24, 2017

    Prospects of US–German Relations under Trump

    In respect of trade and commerce, some uncertainties are looming over both US-German relations and US-EU relations.

    March 15, 2017

    Trump and Israeli Settlements Expansion

    It is in the US interest not to encourage Israeli policies that could possibly lead to further radicalisation of Palestinians.

    February 22, 2017

    President Trump and the Mexican Border Wall

    The reaction to President Trump’s utterances and avowed policies on the Mexican border wall and tariff has attracted strong criticism. It is surprising that Trump, who is known to view developments and decide on policies in transactional terms, appears short-sighted and unwilling to view the implications of his policies in a long-term perspective.

    February 03, 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

    Palestine and US Presidential Candidates

    US-Palestine Relations

    None of the candidates from either major party has articulated a clear and unconditionally supportive long-term view in favour of the Palestinian cause.

    April 05, 2016

    How Pakistan Gains From the Cancelled NSA-Level Talks

    How Pakistan Gains From the Cancelled NSA-Level Talks

    It was not in Pakistan’s interest that the NSA meeting should take place. It is to their credit that they managed to do that by waving a red flag at the Indians through their first briefing on the planned NSA talks by mentioning their invitation to the Hurriyat leaders for a meeting in Delhi prior to the NSA talks.

    August 28, 2015

    US-Cuba Relations: From Breakdown to Breakthrough

    The Obama administration has acknowledged that their policy on Cuba has been the most outdated one, considering it has been more than two decades since the Cold War got over. The biggest knot in their relationship has been untied, but that doesn’t spare the leaders from confronting some age-old pinpricks.

    August 07, 2015

    Camp David Summit: An opportunity to build consensus

    Camp David Summit: An opportunity to build consensus

    While the Iran nuclear agreement will be the primary agenda of the summit, there are expectations that other regional issues will also be raised: the campaign against the Islamic State, removal of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the ongoing war in Yemen and the Israel-Palestine conflict.

    May 14, 2015

    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

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