China’s seizure last week of a US naval drone in international waters has drawn attention to China's assertive approach throughout South East Asia. And that affects both big countries and small countries, such as Singapore.
US President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of ExxonMobile Chief Executive Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State is being interpreted in Russia as a friendly move. It comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned US–Russia relations in the most positive light since the Ukraine war began in 2014.
US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of American policy when he spoke on the phone with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. The move sheds light on the broader speculation surrounding Trump’s intended policy towards Taiwan and China.
While the operational launch of Bushehr may receive only passing attention in the media, it represents a significant step forward for Iran’s potential nuclear weapons capability. With the danger of a nuclear domino affect hitting the Gulf States, how far can Iran’s claims of using nuclear technology for solely peaceful purposes be trusted?
China’s aspirations for global power status and its military modernisation programme, as well as other regional strategic alliances have given India’s missile defence programme greater credence. Patel reviews India’s nuclear capabilities
In seeking Parliament’s approval for military intervention in Syria, Prime Minister Cameron not only suffered humiliating defeat but also, inadvertently, set a precedent that will impede the ability of future British leaders to exercise the Royal Prerogative (Free access)