Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

Can Qatari Blockade ‘Fuel the Fire’?

The Qatari blockade is not mere a cordon off, of a single tiny Gulfdoom, it could generate ripple effects, destabilizing in entire region of Gulf. Just, for example, 40 percent of Qatar’s food supply arrives in the country via land transport from Saudi Arabia. There have already been reports of runs on supermarkets and ATMs. Qatar’s stock market index sank...

When Empire becomes Liability!

For President Trump, U.S. empire, is not more then a liability. Empire just goes on making the country indebted and de-industrialised. While Trump does not want a system where U.S. spends public exchequer to protect others and get cheap credit in return. The credit, either must be changed to rent or military support is uneconomic from U.S. perspective. In...

The UAE’s Anti-Qatari Censorship Foreshadows Prolonged Crisis

The UAE’s threat to imprison Qatari supporters for up to 15 years is a grand self-inflicted wound to its international soft power as a “modern” Arab state and wouldn’t have been enacted unless Abu Dhabi was preparing for a prolonged crisis which “justifies” such a totalitarian move. The country has spent years building up its global reputation as a...

Bangladesh: Falling into India’s Periphery

Amid the Cold War, Bangladesh came into existence as result of 1971 India-Pakistan war. Along with the domestic factors, external players contributed to dis-integrate Pakistan as Soviet Union supported India with full strength while United State kept with Pakistan half-heartedly. Since India supported the independence, pro India lobbies gradually intruded in each and every aspect of Bangladesh life from...

Trump’s Pakistan Policy

President Trump is unorthodox and much more blunt and business-like than any of his predecessors, even his team of security and foreign policy experts have unorthodox and controversial backgrounds and credentials. Most people never expected President Trump to win just because of his unconventional, business-like politics but he took the world by storm. As far as Pakistan was concerned, most...

Xi Jinping’s U.S. Trip

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to the U.S., having summit with newly elected President Trump, symbolizes an era of "strategic patience" as both sides clearly understand the costs and benefits of confrontation and cooperation. President Xi Jinping’s “economic connectivity”, through his belt and road initiative, may stem cooperation as well as competition between the two states in the...

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