Even as the US threatens Iran with oil sanctions and war, China goes ahead with trade and infrastructure building there. Iran’s dependence on China highlights their shared interests against the US in the Middle East, Central and South Asia.
After India withdrew the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan suspended trade ties with India and banned all imports and exports. Pakistan also decided to suspend the import of Indian goods to Afghanistan under the Pakistan-Afghanistan transit treaty.
The recent passage of Chinese warships through the Sulu Sea generated an outburst of criticism by Philippine officials and pundits. Their passage was called “illegal”, “unfriendly” and a “deception”. The issue is more complex than these critics would have it.
Since July 2019, peaceful demonstrations in the city of Hong Kong has transformed into large-scale pro-independence clashes with the police. The Hong Kong people’s identity crisis has contributed to the demonstrations.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an archipelago of 572 islands, is strategically located in the Indian Ocean and has the potential to play a decisive role in the shaping of India’s Indo-Pacific policy.
On July 23, 2019, Russian warplanes intruded into South Korean airspace. They were accompanied by two Chinese bombers. The outstanding questions are whether the incidents represented a China-Russia challenge to US primacy, and whether an alliance is on the cards.
India always maintained that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of its territory and termed the revocation as a purely domestic affair. Pakistan, which occupies the other half of the territory and lays claims on religious grounds to Indian Kashmir, however went ballistic.
Industry 4.0 will revolutionize the way we work and the academic/intellectual sector will be no exception. Conceptually, the academic sector plays the role of a brain feeding information, innovation and intellectualism into Industry 4.0.
Joe Biden, who served as Vice President under Former US President Barack Obama, stated that the TPP in its current form was unacceptable and if elected as President, he would only make the US join the agreement if parts of it are “renegotiated”.
The ability to mobilize several thousand misinformed youths to paralyze airport operations showed the mastery of the radicals to use modern media platforms to spread false or fake news to rally the crowd.