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Wednesday, April 01, 2020



US-Taliban deal puts the onus of ending the Afghanistan war on Asian forces

March 13, 2020 11:01 am

In the long run, if the Taliban are back in Kabul, India’s infrastructure investments in Afghanistan will be at the risk of being seized. Besides, New Delhi will lose a friendly government in Kabul. Worse, Islamabad’s close partners may be in office once again.

MEA Jaishankar meets US House Speaker Pelosi at security conference in Germany

February 15, 2020 3:15 pm

The Munich Security Conference, being held in Germany from February 14-16, is the world's leading forum for debate on international security policy.

Trump abruptly exits NATO gathering after embarrassing video emerges

December 05, 2019 7:58 am

Less than 48 hours later — after he was put on the defensive in front of the cameras and then was the subject of gossip at a reception of world leaders, a moment caught in a viral video — Trump canceled a planned news conference before heading back to Washington earlier than planned.

Explained: Why the loudest message from NATO's Summit is that of disunity

December 05, 2019 7:29 am

There is much that these world leaders have on their plate, including issues related to China and Russia, and the future of arms control -- however, news on their two-day meeting has been mostly about the difference and disunity in the alliance

World leaders seem to mock Donald Trump at NATO event, video goes viral

December 04, 2019 8:35 pm

In the video, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and Princess Anne seem to be talking about Trump. However, they never mention him by name.

Trump says China trade deal may have to wait amid sticking points in talks

December 04, 2019 8:56 am

Trump's comments came as sources in Beijing and Washington familiar with the talks said that the two countries have made progress, but are still wrangling over whether existing U.S. tariffs will be removed and over specific levels of Chinese purchases of U.S. agricultural products as part of a "phase one" trade deal.

Turkey threatens to block NATO plan on summit eve

December 03, 2019 3:30 pm

The threat underlined the mounting challenges to a bloc hailed by backers as the most successful military alliance in history just as its leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump, gather in London to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

NATO summit toasts 70 years. But is it waving or drowning?

December 03, 2019 7:55 am

With a French president who calls it "brain dead", a Turkish leader who is attacking US allies and buying Russian weapons, and an American president who questions the entire premise of his superpower defending the West — the political future of NATO has rarely if ever seemed quite so dubious.

France president says NATO suffering 'brain death', questions US commitment

November 07, 2019 6:43 pm

"NATO only works if the guarantor of last resort functions as such. I'd argue that we should reassess the reality of what NATO is in the light of the commitment of the United States," Emmanuel Macron said.

Trump threatens Turkey with 'extremely decimated economy' over Syria

October 08, 2019 7:49 am

Trump said he would "totally destroy and obliterate" Turkey's economy if it took action in Syria that he considered "off limits" following his decision on Sunday to pull 50 American special forces troops from northeastern Syria.