Current Affairs World January 2017

China’s Happy to Sit Out the Nuclear Arms Race By Melissa Hanham

While U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin preen and compare the size of their nuclear arsenals, China has been quite modest on the subject. ”

Read more January 31

China-US War ‘Becoming Practical Reality’

War with the US under Donald Trump is “not just a slogan” and becoming a “practical reality”, a senior Chinese military official has said. ”

Read more January 31

Indian ICBM: Trends & Targets! By Maimuna Ashraf

THE strategic landscape of China, India and Pakistan contours the regional environment because three states share commonalities about historical conflicts, geography and power acquisition. ”

Read more January 28

Russia, Iran Face Alliance Dilemma – OpEd By Sinem Cengiz

Moscow and Tehran have managed to maintain a strategic alliance and close political and military ties, particularly in Syria. Both are supporting Bashar Assad’s regime at all costs, but the relationship is no bed of roses. Russia and Iran have different motivations in the Syrian war and divergent views on the country’s future. ”

Read more January 28

Is Terrorism a Real Problem For the World? By Cynthia Sohail

After WW2 paramount powers of the world transferred from Great Britain to United States of America (USA). These powers made USA a Hegemonic state and it started to rule the world¡¦s developing countries.”

Read more January 27

Trump: Redefining the Role of Intelligence in Foreign Policy By Tammy Swofford

We do not know what is going on behind closed doors. The White House is a gated community. And this is the manner in which it functions best: a gate with the word “trust” emblazoned across it. ”

Read more January 27

EU’s Israel Policy & Jerusalem? By S Qamar Afzal Rizvi

THANKS to the European leadership’s unified stand against Trump’s pro-Israeli policy that a peace discourse is still on the negotiating table. ”

Read more January 26

Trump Has Nothing to Offer Asia Except Threats By Hunter Marston

Donald Trump’s executive order ending America’s commitment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership has left U.S. allies like Japan and Australia aghast at the waste of time and effort on what was once a signature — and effective — policy in the region. ”

Read more January 25

Climate Change And Mass Migration: Growing Threat To Global Security – Analysis By Jared Ferrie

When international leaders met in the Bangladeshi capital last month for ongoing discussions about a new global migration policy, they glossed over what experts say will soon become a massive driver of migration: climate change.”

Read more January 23

Donald Trump and Globalisation: A Challenge and an Opportunity By Ali Imran

With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, the United States will have a new administration to set the tone for America’s relationship with the world for the next four years. ”

Read more January 20

India’s Arms Race Fever By Reema Shaukat

India spends huge amount of its budget on defence despite being nuclear power and continues to threaten other states by such artifices. Recently, India test-fired the long range nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile, with a strike range of 4,000km from Abdul Kalam Island, off Odisha coast. ”

Read more January 19

Nuclear Bomb: From Wonder to Worry By Aimen Siddiqui

The 20th century itself was the eighth wonder. The fast-paced development and innovation amazed everyone. With every tick of the clock, something new emerged which shook the whole world to its core. ”

Read more January 17

Pacific Conflict Looms Between America and China By Gideon Rachman

The questions surrounding Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia are lurid and compelling. But they are distracting from a more important and more dangerous story: the growing signs that the Trump administration is heading for a clash with China — one that could even lead to military conflict. ”

Read more January 17

South Asia in the Emerging World Order By Shahid Javed Burki

Donald Trump’s unexpected political rise is more than just intriguing. It will have consequences that will go well beyond his country’s borders. ”

Read more January 16

Should NATO And Europe Seek To Contain Or Cooperate With Russia? – Analysis By Nargiz Hajiyeva

Over the history, Russian-West relations have been distinguished with various kinds of factors. From the standpoint of the western policymakers.”

Read more January 13

A New Way to Hold the U.S.-China Relationship Together By Gal Luft

The Trump presidency hasn’t even begun, and the U.S.-China relationship already seems to be in trouble. Tension is fast building around a slew of issues — particularly trade, Taiwan, and the South China Sea”

Read more January 13

'Ready to Negotiate on Pesidency,' Says Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his government is ready to negotiate on "everything" in proposed peace talks in Kazakhstan but it was not yet clear who would represent the opposition and no date had been set. ”

Read more January 10

Surveillance and Security Crisis in Europe By Musa Khan Jalalzai

The evolution of EU security and stability area marked by legal transformation, strategic guidelines, intelligence and security sector reforms, and policy making patterns stimulated theoretical and practical reflections on the impact of intelligence sharing on law enforcement level. ”

Read more January 10

The New World Disorder By Andleeb Abbas

2016 was a leap year. More than the 29 days in February, 2016 made its presence felt by terror attacks in France and Germany, political shocks of Brexit in Europe and Trump triumph in US. ”

Read more January 9

Putin And Trump: How To Make Nonproliferation Priority In 2017 – Analysis By Richard Weitz

Despite good intentions, the Obama administration leaves office in January with US-Russia nonproliferation cooperation in a precarious condition. ss”

Read more January 6

Europe After Brexit By Matthias Matthijs

The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union has triggered the worst political crisis the EU has ever faced. Since the early 1950s, the EU has steadily expanded, but on June 23, 52 percent of British voters ignored the experts’ warnings of economic misery and opted to leave the bloc. ”

Read more January 4

Iran's Growing Naval Ambitions By Yoel Guzansky

In late November, Iran made an unusual announcement: it said it was planning to build naval bases in Syria and Yemen, which, as a state-run paper later posited, “could be ten times more efficient than nuclear power.”

Read more January 4

2017 Seeks New World Order For Peace By Imdad Hussain

At the dawn of the New Year, the fresh case of Syria proved that the world order led by a superpower is drastically failing as a stabilising factor; with the volatile Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan being further instances of busted peace.

Read more January 3

Trump’s Nuclear Instability By Amy Davidson & Denis Moynihan

Trump’s statement regarding nuclear weapons set off alarms around the world, necessitating a cadre of his inner circle to flood the airwaves with now-routine attempts to explain what their boss ‘really meant’.

Read more January 3

US-Russia Relations | Editorial

Washington and Moscow should not need reminding how diplomatic hostility between the two capitals spreads to much of the world; and how quickly.

Read more January 3
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