The US President Joe Biden’s foreign-policy team seems increasingly unsure of the ground beneath their feet. They can see that the edifice that their 78-year old chief is erecting stands on shaky ground. But they lack the presence of mind to object. Biden has the supreme advantage that even if […]
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Poland has come under intensified Hybrid War attack by the US and Germany after its hoped-for Baltic Pipe’s construction has been delayed by their Danish ally, the influential Washington Post published a scathing editorial imploring American decision makers to push back against Poland’s plans to regain control of a US-owned […]
The reputable Russian business newspaper Kommersant cited unnamed Kremlin sources over the weekend to report that President Putin offered his American counterpart access to his country’s bases in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan during last month’s summit in Geneva for the purpose of obtaining drone-derived anti-terrorist intelligence about Afghanistan, which if true would strongly suggest that the Russian leader is serious about reaching a so-called “non-aggression pact” with the US.
The morning after a Russian-American summit is most critical to know whether the previous day’s bonhomie was real, surreal or unreal. Surveying the Geneva Summit (June 16) between presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, I cautiously assessed the next day, “Does Biden have the political capital to press ahead with […]
The United States, defeated in Syria, went to Geneva to accept the conditions of the winner, Russia. The summit of June 16, 2021 should put an end to hostilities on the condition that the Biden Administration holds its troops. Western Europeans will have to pay the bill. China is confirmed in its position as Russia’s partner.
Under President Donald Trump, Washington seriously challenged or outright withdrew from more than a dozen international agreements or institutions, including the Paris climate accord, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Iran nuclear deal, and the World Health Organization etc. Due to his rough language, he has offended some close allies and created […]
On the diplomatic stage, there is nothing to beat Russian-American summits in sheer theatrics. When the leaders of the two most powerful nuclear powers on earth sit face to face, anything can happen. What happened in 1985 is a classic example. In the shadows of Ronald Reagan’s famous characterisation of […]
The first-ever meeting between President Putin and President Joe Biden held on 16 June 2021 in Geneva carries high importance. Being realistic, one should not have expected any major breakthrough, but being optimistic, we must believe that it is just beginning and hope such high-level contacts will lead to better […]
The highly anticipated Putin-Biden Summit resulted in very few tangible outcomes, but obsessing over that fact misses the most important point, which is that their leaders confirmed that there’s a mutual will to improve their relations. Presidents Putin and Biden went into Wednesday’s summit with the intention of rescuing their […]
Part I The European countries have their own plans, while welcoming the US leadership and resuscitating trans-atlanticism but not jeopardising their cooperation with China. They will tread softly regarding Washington’s calls to crack down on China. Cooperation in the business circles will not be dented because enterprises will vote with […]
The G7 has come a long way since its inception in the mid-1970s at the initiative of then French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt to discuss the world economy and consult on an international economic policy following the first oil shock and the collapse of […]
Biden is surprisingly attempting to accomplish what Trump was unable to pull off due to selfishly politicized “deep state” pressure at the time, and that’s responsibly regulate the US’ comprehensive competition with Russia so as to free up the strategic resources to more aggressively “contain” China, which should therefore earn […]