Instead of seeking diplomatic solutions that would relieve growing tensions between the US and China, many US politicians are more interested in scoring cheap political points, potentially at the expense of those in Taiwan. Continue reading How renaming one office in Washington risks Taiwan escalation between US and China
The recent skirmishes by Azerbaijan towards Armenia have once again pushed Armenia towards the West for a solution to its grieving territorial situation. Continue reading Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes could leave Russia even more isolated
At first sight, the historical contradictions between India and China are so deep and touchy that any rapprochement between the two looks impossible. Continue reading Economics drives growing India-China partnership despite military tension
Poland’s right-wing governing party appears to believe that the EU political establishment is becoming irredeemably hostile to it, and that its needs to seek out allies that share its view of the European integration project. Continue reading Why is Poland’s ruling party building closer links with right-wing Eurosceptic groupings?
Iran’s full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation should worry Tehran’s adversaries, experts have said. Continue reading Iran’s Shanghai Cooperation Organisation membership is a symbol of the end of US hegemony
The pact between Australia, the UK and the United States – from which it gets its acronymous name – was announced by the nations’ three leaders in a streamed conference on September 15, 2021. Continue reading AUKUS: What will this new military pact mean for relations with China?
Iran’s recent solicitation of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro is a deliberate challenge to the US in its own backyard, an expert has said. Continue reading By courting Maduro, Iran is sending a defiant signal to Washington
Before the Taliban returned to power, their representatives met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in July 2021 – and it is possible that China may recognise the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban regime) as the nation’s government. Continue reading What will relations between China and Afghanistan look like with the Taliban in power?
There have been musings that Iran is willing to strike a deal with the Taliban in order to protect the group – but Dr Adib-Moghaddam said it may just be a minor part of their interests in the nation. Continue reading Iran may have welcomed Washington’s defeat in Afghanistan – but it still loathes the Taliban
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sparked some concern in Washington last month after sending fuel and aid to a Cuba mired in domestic crisis. Continue reading With Afghanistan on his mind, Biden will pay no attention to strengthening Mexico-Cuba relationship