As a private citizen, Donald Trump advocated for full US withdrawal. As president, he has chosen to perpetuate, prolong and expand the war, at the cost to more US treasure and lives.
Far from making America great again, Trump is more likely to make America grope again in the darkness of the post-nuclear age.
Success is not assured by any principle for intervention. But the chances of success can be enhanced and controversies muted if interventions are based on an agreed framework.
What if China was to respond to the adverse judicial finding by treating past US precedents as models of great power behaviour?
The powerful and influential US media is deliberately blinkered and inward-focused in values, orientation and worldview.
A disproportionate response to acts of terror often ends up being hugely beneficial to the terrorists themselves.
Justice will not seen to have been done unless criminal law is equally enforced on all violators through a genuinely independent adjudication process. Both core conditions are lacking with the ICC.
History is full of examples of how ultra-nationalists have been the most anti-national in terms of the consequences of their actions. India has no future other than as a tolerant, multi-religious, secular polity and the Prime Minister must ensure it stays that way.
Where the West has vacillated between trying to force Assad’s departure and resisting the spread of ISIS, Moscow has been clear-eyed and hardheaded: the top goal is to “defeat, degrade and destroy” the terrorist group.
It is time for India and the G4 to adopt a strategy of non-cooperation towards the UNSC and the United Nations as a whole