Donald Trump has one less hawk in his administration, that much is certain. What is unclear is whether it means a less combative foreign policy with countries like Iran or Venezuela.
The Saudis might be considering Japan as a venue to go public with the world's most profitable company, and reap the benefits of the lower political and regulatory liabilities in the country.
As the Taliban nears a peace deal with the US, the increasing presence of Daesh in the country makes the Afghan militant group jittery.
The Trump administration's campaign against Iran is flying too close to the sun and the UAE sees war as an outcome they don't want, and can't afford.
In a reciprocal move, South Korea has decided to remove Japan from its "white list" of favoured export partners, after Japan initially decided to remove Seoul from their program.
Passing Item 7 at the UN Human Rights Council would send the message to Israel that it is not beyond reproach.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview that President Donald Trump does not want to impose sanctions. He warned if the US administration takes such steps, Turkey will retaliate.
Various factors have caused a breakdown in bilateral relations between the two NATO allies in recent years, from US support of the YPG in northern Syria to the failure to hand over FETO leader Fetullah Gulen.
The US-China trade war is already having a negative impact on the global economy. If Donald Trump and Xi Jinping cannot agree to new terms at the G20 Summit, it will affect everyone.
The 'Peace to Prosperity' plan is simply the latest version of a US plan revised repeatedly since the 1970s asking the Palestinians to trade basic rights in return for fanciful financial promises.
The US-India relationship is not mutually beneficial as India seems to be making all the concessions while the US disregards India's interests.
Former Pakistan intelligence head General Ehsanul Haq and former deputy chief of Indian Air Force Kapil Kak say US defence missiles are no match to tested Russian defence system. Washington has warned Turkey and India against buying S-400s.
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