Washington’s reiteration that it will defend the Philippines and Taiwan if either were attacked by Beijing further heightens the chance of conflict between the two powers.
The result of the fourth election in two years clearly points to the dysfunction of Israel’s political system and the many fault lines of its democracy. Sadly, personal rivalries rather than political platforms that address foreign and domestic policies rule the day.
Any re-negotiation of the JCPOA must necessarily include a sunset clause that Israel finds acceptable and mechanisms to fully ensure that Iran does not use its nuclear programme for military purposes. Any less could lead to further regional conflict, the nuclearisation of the Middle East or both.
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.
Due to increased competition from the Black Sea region, Australian wheat lost some of its market share in Indonesia. Russian export duties and a decline in Ukrainian wheat production could see Australia regain some of that share, at least in the short term.
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.
Myanmar’s precarious food security situation has been thrown into almost as much chaos as the country’s political system.