Post Tagged with: "Diplomacy"

India needs to keep its friends close and its rivals closer

India needs to keep its friends close and its rivals closer

Author: Deepa Ollapally, George Washington University Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s ?neighbourhood first? policy, India has witnessed some serious and surprising diplomatic setbacks in its near region in the recent past. That this has happened with friends and rivals alike should be a cause for concern for New Delhi. It […]

Seoul dips its toe in the Indo-Pacific

Seoul dips its toe in the Indo-Pacific

Author: Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Kings College London Does South Korea have an Indo-Pacific strategy of its own? Seoul is grappling with this question as the concept, first popularised by Indian strategist Gurpreet S Khurana over a decade ago, gains in prominence. Even though South Korea does not have an explicit […]

Inside the US delegation for China trade war talks: Washington?s big guns will be absent

Inside the US delegation for China trade war talks: Washington?s big guns will be absent

The US delegation that will head to Beijing on Monday for the next round of trade war negotiations will lack some of the high-ranking officials who took part in previous high-stakes meetings, the United States Trade Representative‘s Office confirmed on Friday. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin […]

US plans to conduct first missile drill near divisive Okinawa base, countering China?s ballistic weapons

US plans to conduct first missile drill near divisive Okinawa base, countering China?s ballistic weapons

The US military will this year conduct its first missile drill around the Japanese island of Okinawa, according to a report on Thursday, as Washington seeks to counter an increasingly assertive China. The US military has told its Japanese counterpart it plans to deploy surface-to-ship missiles in the strategically important […]

US issues China travel warning about ?arbitrary? law enforcement, amid tensions over arrest of Huawei?s Meng Wanzhou

US issues China travel warning about ?arbitrary? law enforcement, amid tensions over arrest of Huawei?s Meng Wanzhou

The US State Department issued a warning on Thursday that officials in China ?have asserted broad authority? to prevent US citizens from leaving the country and to beware of ?arbitrary enforcement of local laws.? The travel advisory follows the detention last month of two Canadians in China, which has accused […]