Photo by Katie Godowski on Pexels.com Nostalgia is a powerful thing in the India-Russia relationship, but the conflict in Ukraine — and what comes after — may challenge that bond in unpredictable ways. India’s biggest concern remains Beijing, especially in the Himalayas, where a decades-old border dispute with China remains a serious source of tension, including a … Continue reading UKRAINE IS TESTING INDIA’S FOREIGN POLICY. BUT HOW MUCH?
Australia and New Zealand worry about new treaty between China and Solomon Islands
Xi Jinping A security treaty being drafted by China and the Solomon Islands would see Chinese police and other security forces operating on the Pacific island. The pact is drawing concern among officials in New Zealand, Australia and the United States. Government officials on the Solomon Islands said this week that a draft agreement with … Continue reading Australia and New Zealand worry about new treaty between China and Solomon Islands
North Korea: What you should know about the Supreme Leader’s sister, Kim Yo-jong
When the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, called for an end to the war on the Korean peninsula recently, the initial response was a rebuff from North Korea's vice foreign minister. This has been the standard response from Pyongyang whenever the idea has been raised of turning the 1953 armistice between the two warring Koreas into an actual peace … Continue reading North Korea: What you should know about the Supreme Leader’s sister, Kim Yo-jong
China warns Germany and France against involvement in ‘war’ with Hong Kong
China firmly opposes the moves by Germany and France, which politicize Hong Kong's judicial cooperation, interfere in China's internal affairs and violate international law and basic norms governing international relations, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian during Thursday's press conference. The remarks come after China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)'s decision to suspend its … Continue reading China warns Germany and France against involvement in ‘war’ with Hong Kong
China warns NZL, suspends agreement the UK, Australia and Canada
China announced Tuesday the suspension of Hong Kong's extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, and the UK in response to the similar decisions by those countries, said Wang Wenbin, spokesperson for Chinese Foreign Ministry. The three countries all expressed their concern over the newly enacted national security law for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) before … Continue reading China warns NZL, suspends agreement the UK, Australia and Canada
Afghan president hopeful of a peace treaty with Taliban
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday that peace talks with the Taliban could begin "in a week's time," following the completion of a crucial prisoner exchange. "To demonstrate the government's commitment to peace, the Islamic Republic will soon complete the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners," Ghani told senior officials at the presidential palace. "With this … Continue reading Afghan president hopeful of a peace treaty with Taliban
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