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After Turkey’s request to purchase F-16 fighter jets from the United States, the Biden administration and U.S. Congress have a decision to make. By choosing to sell the jets, the United States could inject new energy into the Turkey-U.S. alliance.
To bolster their influence in Israel, Chinese players have leveraged local Hebrew language media to calibrate their messages for Israeli audiences.
But one thing looms over the spring parliamentary elections above all – namely, the presidential election next fall. If there is one reason why a majority of blocs do not want a diaspora vote, it is to deny Mr Bassil an opportunity to say that he retains popularity among Christians, and therefore is entitled to succeed Mr Aoun, his father-in-law, as President. Given the widespread unpopularity of Mr Bassil domestically, this is hardly a secondary issue.
Assuming that the situation in Afghanistan is unlikely to stabilize in the foreseeable future, it may fuel the Rahmon regime for another few years.
Europeans shouldn’t want to develop more robust ties with the United States because Biden is being nice to them but because they recognize that both sides urgently need to work together.
Although the U.S.-South Korean alliance does face significant geopolitical challenges, nuclear proliferation would be an ill-advised solution. South Korean nuclear weapons would likely make the regional security situation more precarious.
The stress of the pandemic has reinforced nation-first mentalities, deepened inequalities, and weakened the multilateral system. To fight global warming, governments must move beyond thinking in such narrow national terms and re-energize foreign policy as a crucial tool of effective climate action.
The China-Greece relationship is characterised by a great contrast between the growing negative perception of the Greek public opinion vis a vis Beijing’s presence in the Southeastern European country and a Chinese media assessment consistently praising the “Sino-Greek engagement over long-term Chinese investment”.
In the United States, new efforts to address state-backed racial violence and discrimination tap into a long global history of transitional justice. Case studies in Brazil, South Africa, and Northern Ireland shed light on which types of transitional justice programs are likely to be most effective in the United States.
The China-Greece relationship is characterized by a contrast between the growing negative perception of the Greek public opinion toward Beijing’s presence in the country and a Chinese media assessment consistently praising the “Sino-Greek engagement over long-term Chinese investment.”