Trump to Dump, Climate Deal or U.S.?

Friction between U.S. and China – the two major carbon emitters again emerging, as U.S. president Donald Trump’s signals preparing an executive order to pull out his country from Paris climate deal, which ultimately affect the vulnerable nations and climate pact get weaker while China seems to be more ambitious to fill the gap and emerge as a next...

Nagaland Unrest: Fate of “Indian Balkans”

The Indian state of Nagaland is poised to once more create a major headache for India if the unrest there doesn’t fully stabilize sometime soon, although this story is almost completely overlooked by the Mainstream Media’s blackout on the topic. The large-scale riots from earlier this month have already led to the police killing three participants after they torched...

Dwindling West and Alt-Right Hike   

As West is plagued with economic stagnation, indebtedness, lack of required jobs and demographic crisis made symptoms of civilization’s downfall vivid, after the domination of more than 500 years. Alternative Right Movement, emerged as trademark  for ultra nationalist, white racists grabbed much attention during the American Presidential Election 2016, which is called direct result of demographic crisis and debt crisis that...

What in the World just Happened to Russia’s Syria Strategy? Part-II

(Please read Part I prior to this article) http://regionalrapport.com/2017/01/28/world-just-happened-russias-syria-strategy-part/ Decoding The Kremlin’s Signals The sudden shift in Russia’s Syrian policy, having gone from avoiding any interference in its domestic affairs to openly writing a “draft constitution” and making suggestions to the ultimate law of the land (no matter what its intentions may have been with this), can be explained by one of...

What in the World just Happened to Russia’s Syria Strategy? Part-I

As the cliched saying goes, “there are no permanent allies, just permanent interests in politics”, and this wise adage appears to have just been proven through Russia’s latest diplomatic efforts in Syria. While presumably well-intentioned and designed to accelerate the conflict resolution process in the country, Russia’s public revelation that it drafted a new Syrian Constitution has unwittingly sparked...

The Turkish Quagmire

As a result of the unfolding dynamics—in recent years it seems that not only is Turkey subjected to some internal instability but also it has a group of states with which it cannot seem to manage its relations with. The Turkish quagmire in lieu of all the states as well as some non-state actors with which the Turkish relations...

President Trump: From Unilateralism to Protectionism

Donald John Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. President Trump in his 20 minute speech mostly focused domestic issues but also highlighted some other issues such as America First, Protectionism and eradication of radical Islamic terrorism. Therefore, following paragraphs endeavor to make a dispassionate analysis of Donald Trump’s worldview focusing on...

Setback to Iranian Moderation

Sudden death of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934-2017), is not expiry of a former president of Islamic Republic of Iran, who transformed himself from a revolutionary cleric to a pragmatic, moderate, multi-billionaire politician but it’s a major setback to Iranian quest to moderation. Hope of the Iranian urban middle class, Rafsanjani was strong candidate for next country’s top slot, Supreme...

Donald Trump: Between Rhetoric and Reality

The surprise victory of 70 year old Republican candidate, Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, was shocking for everyone in the country and abroad. Against all odds, predictions and media projections, the victory was a stunning blow to the popularity of Hillary Clinton. The election rhetoric of Trump was alarming and scary while his election victory brings...

Like Trump, like Imran

It was nothing like the past in the US. Donald Trump vs Secretary Hillary Clinton in presidential debate. As it is nothing like anything in Pakistan. Imran Khan vs all. I knew that Secretary Hillary Clinton will make it but the way she did swept me off my feet. In the end, Trump was squarely wrong about a woman’s “stamina”....

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