Even if Moscow wisely avoids a bid for the mediator role in South Asia, behind the scenes it could facilitate dialogue between India and Pakistan on bilateral issues.
The new administration should think carefully before moving forward with recent proposals about China and the U.S. role in Asia.
With time and the need to accumulate achievements, policy issues will depend less on personalities, though the president’s personality will remain important, than on working with enduring realities.
Turkish military intervention in Syria can succeed, however completion of the Al-Bab campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State will take time.
If Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will be able to find a common language of respective national interests, then in spite of the fundamental differences and the unavoidable rivalry, Russian-US adversity may become more manageable. Under the current circumstances, one could call this an achievement.
Vice President Joe Biden’s speech was an evisceration of a man whose name was never mentioned, a man who will be the next president of the United States.
Trump’s “America First” strategy has the potential to damage the U.S.-India relationship. Trump should instead strengthen the India alliance to cope with the challenges posed by China.
The incoming U.S. president’s mind-set looks set to bring about the most significant rupture in the transatlantic order since World War II.
President-elect Trump will most likely be the single most important source of tensions—and potentially conflicts—between Beijing and Washington in the next four years.
As one of the world’s oldest civilizations whose comprehensive national power has rapidly risen, China has the right to play a leading role in shaping the global order. Beijing’s current unilateralism, however, is likely to limit China’s global possibilities.
China’s place in the East Asian production chain distorts trade data to make it seem like the country responsible for the U.S. trade deficit. This is not the case.
The guys being ferried around Davos for deal meetings know that Donald Trump thinks like them, hires them, and aspires to the same things as they do.
A customs union like the one negotiated between Turkey and the EU could provide a realistic way forward for the UK after it leaves the bloc.
The EU’s policy of non-recognition and engagement in the South Caucasus has been modestly successful and may offer useful lessons for other parts of Eastern Europe.
In a world retreating from free trade, raising household consumption may be the only meaningful way to reverse China’s depdendence on debt to spur GDP growth.
It could well be that while politicians dithered over possible solutions on how to pay for an aging society, medicine, and the marketplace came up with another idea—having an aging society help pay for everyone else.
Predatory pricing can benefit consumers in the short run. Regulators are however cautious of such pricing strategies because of the ominous possibility that the winner of the pricing wars will eliminate all competition.
Failures in governance in India have given criminal politicians currency with the masses. Political finance reform and improvements in governance are needed to stop the influence of money and muscle.
Recent developments in Russia-Pakistan relations seem to create a false impression of solid cooperation, which simultaneously irritates a few third countries. This is why Russia needs to rethink not only its policy towards Islamabad, but the region as a whole.
For most of Russian history, the country’s leaders have employed a top-down political system. When Crimea was annexed in 2014, the Kremlin temporarily allowed more decentralized patriotic activism to rally support, but they soon saw the potential risks and reverted to more centralized political control.