Trump’s first 100 days in office have displayed what the priorities of his presidency are, with articulate policy measures on the US’ foreign relations and the “America first” strategy.
Toshiba faces an existential threat after the announcement of huge nine-month losses.
The idea of the China-Russia-India strategic triangle need not be viewed as futile since an active and positive global role of the three countries could contribute to a more just and balanced world order that China has been promoting. But the basis of such a triangle is that the parties concerned respect the national interests of the others, which India should particularly take note of.
The US has no power to put global affairs in order at the moment. The White House needs to be aware of this reality. Washington seems to be poised to extend its battle line now, which however may not be what it desires.
Russia will hold presidential elections in March, 2018. The elections will have a great impact on the evolving political pattern in Russia. In the next six years, will the political order established by President Vladimir Putin in the past 20 years continue, or will a new political structure be established? Domestic political forces have kept a watchful eye on the upcoming elections. On March 26, massive anti-government protests took place in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities, which can be seen as a prelude to the election campaigns.
US President Donald Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon was removed from his seat on the White House National Security Council earlier this month. As one of Trump's most trustful strategists, Bannon was appointed to the NSC in January, and thus, his dismissal in April is unexpected.
Under such circumstances, although the US took the high moral ground, its sudden strike against the Syrian government is irrational.
The China-South Korea relationship has seen some fluctuations due to the latter’s insistence to deploy the US anti-missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. It has also impacted in interactions between the two peoples and enterprises from both countries. There are heated discussions and debates over this issue at both government and public levels in China and South Korea.
Thailand's attempt to implement the Western electoral system has led to domestic chaos. Thus, the country's wealth gap may not be easily bridged even though the military's influence in politics has been strengthened.
China supports solution of the North Korean nuclear issue under the framework of UNSC and Six-Party Talks. If the US takes unilateral action, it will win little international support.
Hotel in Hamburg refused to settle Trump at the G20
China and Myanmar signed a crude oil pipeline transmission agreement Monday. The deal is regarded as one of the most significant achievements of Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw's Beijing trip. The pipeline will be running soon, according to Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin.
The US embassy in Cambodia announced earlier this month that a US Navy aid unit was told to leave the country because the Royal Government of Cambodia made a decision to postpone its program indefinitely.
The ties between the West - the US and the EU - and Russia is one of the most important relationships in world affairs.