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How The Kremlin Sees The Rest Of The World

Much of the Kremlin’s self-confidence stems from the belief that the Western world is changing in ways that suit Russia. Donald Trump is seen to represent a long-term trend in the US rather than a short-term blip: Russian analysts reckon that the US will be less focused on intervening around the world to uphold a liberal, rules-based, US-led order, and that it will be more nationalist, mercantilist and interest-focused. So in the long run, the US and Russia should be able to accommodate each other.

Read Here – The New Statesman

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Re-made In China

In reality, China’s longstanding suspicion of foreign influence has not prevented the government or the people from becoming remarkably adept at marshalling the flow of overseas cultural touchstones into the country’s borders, remoulding them into something that isn’t entirely Chinese, but is also totally different from its original form.

Read Here – Aeon

G-20: Donald Trump Just Saved Huawei (But the Trade War Isn’t Over)

U.S. President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Osaka. Photo/White House

The trade war is doing permanent damage to the Chinese economy every month since once production networks have been relocated to lower-cost countries in Southeast Asia, they are unlikely to return to China. The United States faces no such economic pressure.

Read Here – The National Interest

Trump Announces Trade Negotiations With China Are ‘Back On Track’

President Donald Trump said negotiations with China are “right back on track” after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday in Japan. “We had a really good meeting,” Trump told reporters before talks with the Turkish president. “Perhaps better than expected.” The president did not specify whether he would pause his plan to impose additional tariffs on China, but Chinese state-run television was reporting that the U.S. would not impose any new duties on Chinese goods.

Read Here – Politico

Also Read: Xi, Trump Agree To Restart China-U.S. Trade Consultations

Who Says Foreign Policy Doesn’t Win Elections?

While American attitudes on foreign policy tend to change very slowly, surveys conducted since Trump’s election in 2016 capture some interesting shifts, especially among Democratic voters. In the era of “America first,” Democrats are even more likely than usual to rally behind U.S. allies and multilateralism.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

This Isn’t About Iran. It’s About China

Geography tells a more important story in the Gulf region: The current tensions are less about Iran and the Persian Gulf than about China and the Indian Ocean. Whether the Trump administration realizes it or not, what is occurring in the American-Iranian standoff is about something much vaster.

Read Here – The New York Times

Authoritarians Fool the World, But For How Long?

The foreign policy implications of an authoritarian world in which each nation strives for narrow advantages and fails to coordinate actions on trade, migration, climate change and other cross-border concerns are not promising. With young people becoming more politically active, their “green” positions may check politicians who try to argue that the “burden” of adjustment should not fall on their nation.

Read Here – Yale Global

The Global Data War Heats Up

World leaders who gather in Osaka, Japan, for the G20 summit this week will begin a conversation on worldwide data governance—and though they are deeply divided on the question of who should control data, some nations could seek to devise a system that excludes China.

Read Here – The Atlantic

India-US Ties: Pompeo Says Great Friends Disagree, Jaishankar Firm On S-400 Deal

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Indian Foreign Affairs Minister S. Jayishankar in New Delhi. Photo/PIB

Playing down the divergences in the Indo-US economic relationship, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo Wednesday underscored their political points on strategic, regional and global issues that include the S-400 defence deal with Russia, approach towards Iran and China, and common cause on terrorism.

Read Here – The Indian Express

Mike Pompeo’s India Visit Is A Chance To Re-Animate A Stagnating Relationship

U.S> Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo courtesy: Department of State

The key to successful engagement with the US is to keep the negotiations going and make progress wherever one can. Americans are always ready to split the difference and move on. Delhi has been notorious for its inability to bring any negotiation to a close.

Read Here – The Indian Express

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