The ruling coalition in Timor-Leste is likely to dissolve if it is not able to secure the passage through parliament of its legislative programme. If that happens, a new coalition will have to be negotiated or another round of parliamentary elections held.
Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa’s recent statement was primarily aimed at a domestic audience. It was, for the most part, viewed as such by Pakistan and is an example of the truism that, in the Subcontinent, appearing weak is more dangerous than actually being weak.
Pakistan’s use of militant groups to achieve its goals in Afghanistan and India has served to degrade its relationship with the US, increase its dependence on China and place it in deeper trouble than ever before.
The recent arrest of the Golkar chairman could shift alliances in the governing coalition and hinder Jokowi’s chances at a second presidential term.
Through greater engagement with ASEAN, South Korea is aiming to diversify its diplomatic relations by broadening the focus from the four major powers of China, the United States, Japan and Russia.
By drawing Lebanon into its all-but-declared war against Iran, Saudi Arabia has almost certainly set itself on the path to failure or the Middle East to war.
There is reason to be optimistic following recent progress towards the development of the Greater Sunrise gas field, although compromises will need to be made if the development is to move ahead.