Tag Archive for: "sovereignty"
China’s creditor imperialism

This month, Sri Lanka, unable to pay the onerous debt to China it has accumulated, formally handed over its strategically located Hambantota port to the Asian giant. It was a major acquisition for China’s Belt …

Iran–US relations: tough negotiations lie ahead

The Iranian government has mounted a robust international campaign rejecting any demands by President Donald Trump for changes to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and rebutting allegations about Iran’s regional conduct. The result …

Trump at the United Nations

President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly has attracted considerable media attention—though mostly for his comments about North Korea and Iran. But I’d urge readers to examine the full text. That’s not because …

Trump versus the West

In less than 50 days, we will know who the next president of the United States will be. Though Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has a lead in national opinion polls, it’s narrowed to a near-tie, …