President Biden’s emphasis on building partnerships to deal with global challenges has been welcomed by US allies. They will be closely watching the recent developments in the context of Washington’s ties with Moscow and Beijing, since many of them may be forced to make tough choices of their own in the long run.
In Pakistan, if an elected prime minister makes a policy shift for the betterment of the country, it is a crime, the price of which he has to pay, but if the same shift is announced by a military general, it is plausible and tenable.
Competitive Federalism in India: Is Reserving Jobs For Locals Driven by a Long-Term Vision or Populism?
Recent laws passed by various state governments reserving jobs for locals are unlikely to be of much benefit. In fact, many investors may decide to relocate elsewhere in India or even go overseas.
The insurgency in the north of Mozambique has raged for four years, with extremists recently increasing the brutality of their attacks. The horrific acts of violence have led to US assistance, with the training of Mozambican marines to combat the violence.
The multinational air warfare exercise hosted by the United Arab Emirates further cements France as a resident Indo-Pacific power.
The upgraded Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and China has agitated trans-Tasman relations but provides a potential example for Australia of how to engage Beijing.
In the elections to be held in September this year, the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is expected to increase its electoral-winning percentage far beyond the previously achieved 12 per cent by exploiting the abandoned legacy of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The call to initiate a discussion regarding a nuclear industry in Australia – and nuclear-powered submarines – has led to some vociferous, albeit emotional, reaction. Left unanswered were the questions that were asked.
Although China is increasingly capable of taking over Taiwan by force, it cannot risk alienating the many countries on which it depends commercially, making it necessary, therefore, to enhance Taiwan’s relations with those countries.
In his address to the nation announcing an easing of restrictions, President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted the progress made in the fight against COVID-19, while also reminding his fellow citizens that ‘the threat of a third wave is constantly present.’