National Security Adviser Susan Rice has made a surprise stop in Pakistan amid rumors of a US push for Islamabad to do more to reign in militants.
The recent visit of Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif to India signals that both countries are keen to engage each other in the aftermath of the signing of the nuclear deal between the P5+1, Iran, and the European Union.
A vigorous debate has been raging in political circles about the restructuring of the Security Council (UNSC) and bringing about some important and much-needed reforms at the United Nations (UN). The hotly debated questions are: What will be the future shape of the organization, and how will it impact international diplomacy?
Nearly a week into the Canadian election campaign and there’s very little to go on in terms of the foreign policy platforms of opposition parties. “Keep it vague,” seems to be the overriding dictum so far.
The dynamic in the Middle East is changing. Recent events have pushed Turkey towards a more activist position against Islamic State (ISIS) and Kurdish forces, which is shaping the response of other regional players, and leading to new alliances that will impact the future of Syria, Iraq, and the wider region.
The core of the struggle surrounding the Iran nuclear deal is not how it would advance the interests of the United States, but rather how the deal is being perceived.
While a historic and highly controversial nuclear deal awaits final approval by the US Congress, a debate on its regional and international fallout is raging across the globe. The agreement is indeed a huge gamble. Will it hold? Will it ease Middle East tensions, or will it further destabilize the region?