The United States’ decision to rebuild Afghanistan’s ring road was a change of strategy from its earlier focus on countering terrorism. But the road remains in a state of disrepair because the U.S.’ commitment to the cause has wilted
The state of the American Union is both polarised and ironic. Moderated presidential messaging is needed if there is a chance to become more united and avoid perpetual acrimony
The camaraderie that Trump and Xi projected in November 2017 generated unease. At year end, Trump’s National Security Strategy did away with the multipolar niceties, but the challenges remain: for the U.S., it’s promoting rule of law while opting out of multilateral bodies. For China, it’s taking stock of how its image corresponds to reality
Forecasting uncertainty is a full-fledged task for security and foreign policy analysts, but when countries resort to being unpredictable then it is likely to backfire. Uncertainty about his next course of action seems to be Trump’s defining characteristic. How India will manage this to better relations will be critical
Transiting from one administration to the next is never easy, but Trump’s dilemma is particularly difficult: he has to bring in change and also find candidates who have the respect of their peers. Are the differences of opinion on his choices a sign of things to come?
Amid the debate of a U.S.-centric TPP template or a China-led RCEP model, it is important to consider if such trade agreements are building blocks or stumbling blocks to global free trade. With the passage of the TPP still uncertain in the U.S. Congress, and the RCEP unlikely to be acceptable to the U.S., the more likely global trade scenario will be fragmentation
The world is now faced with a self-professed unpredictable U.S. president in Donald Trump. This unprecedented outcome is already being felt by the world’s economies, but while many foreign parties may be celebrating this outcome - there is such a thing as too much change
Last night, the United States voted Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States. The result reflected a similar degree of shock which previously accompanied the Brexit earlier in 2016. Ambassador Neelam Deo, in the final episode of our special podcast series, discusses what happened last night and what tomorrow will hold.
The victory of Donald Trump for the White House is a turning point in America – it’s a vote against the establishment and vested interests that have dominated Washington for decades. It also shows America following the global trends of strong leaders with a new electorate in the post World War II Order
With less than a week to go before the U.S. Presidential Elections, our special podcast series pivots to Asia where Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director at Gateway House, assesses the Asian perception of the election as well as which candidate is finding support across the region.