Trump warns Russia on Syria, says missiles ‘will be coming’

Trump warns Russia on Syria, says missiles ‘will be coming’

Washington: President Donald Trump warned Russia today about supporting Bashar al-Assad in Syria, and said US missiles “will be coming” in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ […]

Trump’s Executive Team: A Cabal of Neo-Crusaders

Trump’s Executive Team: A Cabal of Neo-Crusaders

By Raheel Bashir In the spring 2013 issue of Daedalus, a journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Norman J. Ornstein of the Conservative think-tank American Enterprise Institute, described the Republican Party “a radical Insurgency- ideologically extreme, scornful of facts and compromise and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition’’. Prior to […]

US should balance its South Asia policy: Pakistan

US should balance its South Asia policy: Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday asked Washington to strike a balance in its policy towards South Asia if it was interested in having a dialogue between Pakistan and India and said it was ready for mediation between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Speaking at the second Kabul Process conference, Afghan President

Trump’s State of the Union Address (SOTU) both Obscures and Reveals

Trump’s State of the Union Address (SOTU) both Obscures and Reveals

Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address (SOTU) is both typical and untypical; it corresponds to type in terms of being synonymous with the show man Trump whose unique contribution to politics and politicking is narcissistic self indulgence. It is untypical because Trump, the showman’s inability to bridge the yawning gap between his campaign rhetoric […]

US asks Pak to expel Taliban leaders after Kabul terror attack

US asks Pak to expel Taliban leaders after Kabul terror attack

Washington: The US has asked Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel Taliban leaders who are carrying out terror attacks across the border in Afghanistan, days after the militant group attacked a landmark hotel in Kabul that left 22 people dead. The terse White House statement came after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a major terror […]

US should not speak for other countries: China

US should not speak for other countries: China

BEIJING: China on Friday refuted criticism by a top US Navy official that it has become a “disruptive transitional force” in the Indo-Pacific region and asserted that America should not “speak for other countries”. Commander of the US Pacific Command Admiral Harry Harris, during a panel discussion at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi with […]

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