US’s airstrike against Russia’s ally Syria has added another point in the list of tensions between the two.
Despite the military and neoconservatives sharing hostility toward certain states, they don’t always see eye to eye, especially in terms of garnering multilateral support.
US vice president Mike Pence, on a tour of Asian allies, has said repeatedly that the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over.
According to Trump’s administration, the existing deal had ignored all other threats that Iran posed and only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state.
Tehran has kept up its part in the deal to rein in its nuclear programme but there are still concerns that it is sponsoring militant activity and terrorism.
Men of violence are in command in the US and now call the shots in the world’s major ‘trouble spots,’ with diplomacy slowly slipping out of sight.
Trump’s tough talk on North Korea’s nuclear programme and decision to dispatch a naval strike force to the region appear to have buried any Russian hopes that he might intervene less in foreign affairs than his predecessors.
Rex Tillerson received an icy welcome in Russia even as Trump announced that relations with Russia had soured over the missile attack on Syria, its ally.
The reversals on Russia and NATO could reassure US allies in Europe who were rattled by Trump’s overtures toward Moscow during the campaign.
Russia says the chemicals that killed civilians last week belonged to rebels, not Assad’s government, and accused the US of illegal aggression on a false pretext.
Trump had previously been disinclined to intervene against Assad and the recent missile attack raised expectations that he might now adopt a tougher-than-expected stance with Russia.
The Kremlin said on Monday Tillerson was not scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit, a move that could point to tensions.
The US strike – ordered less than three days after the gas attack – could make it clear to Russia that the US will hold Moscow accountable for Assad.
US experts are raging at Trump’s haste, just as Chinese experts are serene they have the upper hand.
Moscow offered an alternative explanation: that the poison gas belonged to rebels and had leaked from an insurgent weapons depot hit by Syrian bombs.
President Donald Trump said the suspected “horrible” chemical attack cannot be tolerated and it has crossed “many many lines”.
Senators Ben Cardin and Marco Rubio said that a failure of US leadership on human rights issues in Tibet is not a good message for the US to send to China, its allies in the region, and the world.
There are many obstacles for the US-China summit, such that the American side is simply not ready for a substantive negotiation. But there are also many areas of discussion, including North Korea, the One-China policy and trade.
At the US-China summit, talks about adding pressure on North Korea to drop its arms development are to take centre stage.
The external affairs ministry has reacted predictably by dismissing Nikki Haley’s claim that the US will “find its place” in talks between India and Pakistan.
Beyond her own personal humiliation, the ramifications of Park’s fall are already reverberating from domestic South Korean politics into the fraught geopolitics of Northeast Asia.
The Trump administration’s view is a departure from Obama’s stance and at odds with European powers, who insist Bashar al-Assad must step down.
The long-delayed vote was 97-2 in favour of Montenegro’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
The Raqqa campaign appears to be gathering steam as an overlapping US-backed effort in Iraq is drawing closer to driving ISIS from the city of Mosul.
The president apparently wants to put the US on a permanent war footing to sustain his unpopular presidency.
Four cables issued by Tillerson over two weeks provide insight into how US government is implementing “extreme vetting” of foreigners entering the US.
The top US diplomat addressed a meeting of 68 countries and organisations but did not make clear where these safe zones were to be set up.
Rex Tillerson said that his department’s current spending is “simply not sustainable,” and that he accepted the “challenge” Trump had given him.
State department acting spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement that there was only one seat available on Tillerson’s plane for media.
North Korea, which has alarmed its neighbours with two nuclear tests and a string of missile launches since last year, said the arrival of the US strike group was part of a “reckless scheme” to attack it.
The state department said it would be the first meeting of the full coalition since December 2014, shortly after it was founded.
Mexico opened legal aid centres at its 50 consulates across the US on Saturday to defend its citizens, the Mexican government said, amid worries of a crackdown on illegal immigration under US President Donald Trump.
The US military estimates that ISIS drew 45,000 foreign fighters from more than 100 nations around the world and is a trans-regional threat.
In recent years, tens of thousands of Central American families including Guatemalans have moved to the US, many seeking asylum from ruthless street gangs.
According to US officials the structures built on Spratly islands, which already have military air-strips, could be considered a military escalation.
What does it mean for international relations when the most powerful country in the world becomes a pariah state?
The move would bring no benefit but damage Sino-US ties instead, a senior Chinese official in charge of Tibet affairs was quoted by a state-run newspaper.
The White House put Iran “on notice” on Wednesday for test-firing a ballistic missile, but the exact implications of the US threat were unclear.
In the 12 days since Trump’s inauguration, the White House has taken steps that foreign policy professionals view as self-inflicted wounds.
Trump’s new administration vowed to prevent China from taking over the contentious South China Sea, Chinese state media hints at assertive action.