Turkey’s recent incursion into Syria aims to secure the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s main smuggling and trade hub in northern Syria, but there may be other motives.
As the world watches the U.S. presidential election with bewilderment and unease, America’s allies in Asia are particularly concerned about the possibility of U.S. disengagement from the region.
Despite uncertainty in terms of future leadership, relations with Russia and China, and domestic opinion on global trade, the U.S.-India relationship is in an extraordinary place.
What is the worst and dangerous for Russia is the feeling of self-assured satisfaction and perception that it is a great, powerful and invincible country with unlimited resources. It can lead to another stagnation.
In Libya, the struggle to root out the Islamic State goes beyond the battlefield to the broken state left behind by Muammar Qaddafi and the lack of international support following the 2011 uprising.
India seeks a “non-obligated” relationship with the United States to promote economic development and secure global status. This creates a constantly shifting equilibrium between the United States, India, and China.
As president, Clinton will likely find that the use of force abroad will offer precious few opportunities for making a difference, and will come at a considerable political cost at home.
Against a backdrop of Russian, Chinese, and U.S. strides in science and technology, trilateral consultations could help address potential threats from new weapons.
Donald Trump has sent shock waves around the world by distancing himself from most of the things that the Republican Party has stood for in recent years.
Perception issues in the U.S.-China relationship are reflected in views on the Western Pacific.