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Who might Biden choose to run State Dept., NSA other foreign policy jobs? 29.10.2020 LA Times: Nation

If former Vice President Biden wins, here's a look at who might be on his foreign policy team.

The US Nexus: India Must be Careful 27.10.2020 Rediff: News
Indians at large harbour a notion that their country is cherrypicking out of the American basket of goodies, but the policymakers in Delhi and the political leadership are well aware that it can only be a pipe dream since a military alliance with a superpower is a profound irrevocable commitment, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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Trump and Africa: How Ethiopia was 'betrayed' over Nile dam 27.10.2020 BBC: World
The US president has sided with Egypt in the escalating dispute over a mega dam, analysts say.
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Ladakh standoff: Breakthrough in sight? 16.10.2020 Rediff: News
'A breakthrough in eastern Ladakh leading to disengagement and creation of a buffer zone will obviate the need of military deployment through the winter months ahead,' notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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Desperate Trump drops the act: ‘Please like me’  15.10.2020 Raw Story
For most of his adult life and most especially during the past 5 years, Donald Trump has created a false self, a façade, a public facing veneer. He created an image of himself as a strong and successful businessman, a “stable genius,” and, most recently, as a “perfect physical specimen.” This false self has been […]
Lebanon and Israel hold talks on disputed sea border despite state of war 14.10.2020 BBC: World
A deal between the neighbours, which are formally at war, would allow them to exploit gas fields.
Mike Pompeo Will Do Anything to Help Trump’s Campaign—Even Pick a Fight With the Pope 9.10.2020 Mother Jones
Before taking a long-scheduled trip to Rome last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did perhaps the last thing you would expect from a diplomat planning to meet with Pope Francis. He launched a public critique of the Catholic Church, calling on the pope to end an arrangement between the Vatican and China that permits […]
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Opinion: President Trump won't interrupt at next week's debate — because he won't be there 8.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

After two debates that insulted the intelligence of American voters, we've seen enough.

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Editorial: In the South Caucasus, the threat of war 8.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Armenia and Azerbaijan need to return to the negotiating table, so that the deadly conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh does not widen into a regional war.

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19 Years After US Invasion, Afghanistan’s Civil War Rages Despite Peace Talks 7.10.2020
After 19 years and $2 trillion, the U.S. has little to show by way of peace but the amount of bloodshed is ...
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Why is Modi pushing Rajapaksa on the Tamils? 2.10.2020 Rediff: News
Mahinda Rajapaksa is a democratically elected leader who received a massive mandate of 71% of votes, and he owes nothing to Delhi or Washington for staging his political comeback, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah dies aged 91 29.9.2020 BBC: World
Sheikh Sabah had ruled the oil-rich Gulf state since 2006 and shaped its foreign policy for decades.
Is the world entering a new Cold War? 23.9.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The recent US-China tensions were laid bare in speeches by Trump and Xi at the UN in New York.
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Mike Pompeo Has Turbocharged the State Department’s War on LGBTQ Rights 23.9.2020 Mother Jones
Last month, in a video seemingly devoid of irony, former ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell declared that “President Trump is the most pro-gay president in American history.” Believable perhaps if one’s head has been buried in sand for three years, Grenell’s video was part of an outreach effort by Log Cabin Republicans and other right-leaning groups […]
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‘Completely shameless’: Pompeo faces backlash for violating his own guidelines on political activity 22.9.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s secretary of state has been increasingly “brazen” about appearing at political events, in apparent violation of his own directive to the department’s employees. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wanted to accept the president’s invitation last year to speak at a campaign rally, but a congressional aide said he backed down after being […]
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2020 Election Could Decide Whether US Pursues Nuclear Escalation or Arms Control 19.9.2020
2020 Election Could Decide Whether US Pursues Nuclear Escalation or Arms Control
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Putin seduced Trump — now the world sees America as weak: CNN foreign policy expert 15.9.2020 Raw Story
The president of the United States takes the following oath at his or her inauguration: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Donald Trump has […]
Is an India-China 'Reset' on the Cards? 12.9.2020 Rediff: News
It is apparent that an easing of tensions at the border and a disengagement of troops is on the cards, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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India and China buy time to heal old border rifts 12.9.2020 BBC: World
The countries say they will end a violent border stand-off, but differences will be hard to overcome.
Bahrain follows Emirates in normalizing ties with Israel 12.9.2020 Raw Story
Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalize relations with Israel on Friday, a move forged partly through shared fears of Iran, but one that threatens to leave the Palestinians further isolated. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted the news after he spoke by phone to Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, […]
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