Asia

After SONA, Duterte Must Take Constitutional Reform/Charter Change Directly to The People

Condescending voices continue to state that The Philippines is “not ready” for constitutional reform and worse yet that the Filipino people aren’t equipped to understand the reforms that are at stake. These insulting and borderline racist points of view defy both logic and good political strategy. In terms of the […]

Donald Trump’s Remarks on Hong Kong Are an Expression of Realism

Donald Trump’s press conference delivered whilst hosting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was highly instructive on multiple levels. Although issues regarding the US relationship to Pakistan as well as issues relating to neighbouring India, Afghanistan and Iran featured heavily in the lengthy exchange with the press, Trump’s remark on Hong […]

Modi Has No One To Blame But Himself For The Successful Khan-Trump Summit

Modi disastrously bungled India’s famous policy of so-called “non-alignment” over the past year and ensured that the summit between Pakistani Prime Minister Khan and US President Trump was an unprecedented success in changing the strategic chessboard in South Asia. Afghanistan, Trade, And Kashmir All of Eurasia is still trying to […]

Imran Khan Wins America

It was a Sunday night and Washington’s large Capital One Arena was packed. But it wasn’t packed for basketball or a music concert, it was 20,000 people who came to listen to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. It was at this moment when on a cultural level, decades of mistrust […]

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Confirms That Trump Does Not Want to Sanction Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has confirmed that Donald Trump has no desire to personally sanction Turkey over Ankara’s purchase of the Russian made S-400 missile defence system. However, Çavuşoğlu has left open the possibility that other figures in Washington could effectively overrule the generally peace minded Trump in favour […]