Home » Tag Archives: US foreign policy

Tag Archives: US foreign policy

Plans for Redrawing the Middle East

Middle East

Overlapping of Anglo-American-Israeli Agenda The term “New Middle East” was introduced to the world in June 2006 in Tel Aviv by the then US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice who coined it as a replacement of the older and more imposing term: the “Greater Middle East.” This shift in foreign policy phraseology coincided with the inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) …

Read More »

Three Visions on Future US Foreign Policy

Future US Foreign Policy

By: Ahmad Zubair The term foreign policy is defined as a set of political goals that illustrates the interaction of a country with the rest of the world. Attaining and protecting national interest, national security, ideological goals and economic prosperity constitute the primary focus of foreign policy of a state at the international level. In particular, the goal of US foreign …

Read More »

US Indo-Pacific Strategy

US Indo-Pacific Strategy

The quest for a rules-based world order or containment of China? Facing its ‘most dynamic and formidable competitor in modern history’, Washington increasingly does away with hopeful thinking and seeks new approaches towards Asia. It raised the concept of the Indo-Pacific region. But what strategy is behind this buzzword? And what does it mean for Asia? Territorial disputes, trade wars, …

Read More »

Trump’s National Security Strategy

Trump's National Security Strategy

A return to ‘principled realism’ On December 18, 2017, US President, Donald J. Trump, unveiled his administration’s National Security Strategy wherein he outlined the foundation and priorities that will drive US foreign policy during his time in office. The Strategy starts by declaring that it will use “principled realism” to put American interests, values and prosperity first. It says that …

Read More »

Trump’s Jerusalem Gambit

Trump's Jerusalem Gambit

Decades of Middle East diplomacy thrown away in one sentence “It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.” — Donald J. Trump President of the United States Introduction On December 06, 2017, the President of the United States, …

Read More »

The Future of Iran Nuclear Deal

The Future of Iran Nuclear Deal

Possible Impacts of Trump’s refusal to certify JCPOA  On October 13, US President Donald Trump announced his refusal to certify to Congress Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the grounds that he does not believe that the agreement the Obama administration and five other world powers reached with Iran …

Read More »

The Changing Geopolitics of Energy

The Changing Geopolitics of Energy

By: Joseph S. Nye In 2008, when the United States’ National Intelligence Council (NIC) published its Global Trends 2025, a key prediction was tighter energy competition. Chinese demand was growing, and non-OPEC sources like the North Sea were being depleted. After two decades of low and relatively stable prices, oil prices had soared to more than $100 per barrel in …

Read More »

Evolving Sino-Russian Cooperation in Syria

Evolving Sino-Russian Cooperation in Syria

Looking at the global political landscape over the recent months, two trends are becoming more apparent. The infamous military and economic power at America’s disposal is declining, whereas in the multipolar field, acceleration has occurred in the creation of a series of infrastructures, mechanisms and procedures to contain and limit the negative effects of America’s declining unipolar moment. One of …

Read More »

Zbigniew Brzezinski, A realist of the sternest school

Zbigniew Brzezinski

On 26th May 2017, Zbigniew Brzezinski, the renowned thinker, writer and practitioner of geopolitics throughout the Cold War and National Security Adviser to former US president Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s, passed away at the age of 89. Brzezinski was among one of the groups of European exiles who did so much to steer American foreign policy in the …

Read More »

Congress Steps Up on Foreign Policy

Congress Steps Up on Foreign Policy

When President Trump began taking a wrecking ball to some of America’s traditional foreign policies, going so far as to threaten the country’s long and sturdy relationship with its Western European allies, many hoped that the other branches of government would provide a counterweight to the executive branch, and restrain his worst impulses. The federal courts helped by slamming the …

Read More »