Tag: Mike Pompeo

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  • Put 2+2 Together

    Put 2+2 Together

    After the cancellation of US-India 2+2 Dialogue twice in the last 14 months, the external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj, and Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman held the first highlevel 2+2 talks on September 6 with their US counterparts, Mike Pompeo and Jim Mattis. The objective was to boost cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and finalise a …

    September 21, 2018
  • Talk-time on Korea~I

    Talk-time on Korea~I

    The peace wind, that started blowing from the day when North Korea’s leader, Kim Jung-un, indicated in his New Year address that he would hold a summit with his counterpart in the South, has been sustained. In the interregnum, there have been two summits between Mr Kim and the South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, yet …

    September 19, 2018
  • Kim, Trump and the nuclear crisis

    Kim, Trump and the nuclear crisis

    This week (Tuesday, Sept 18) South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The United States and North Korea are working to set up a second meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim. These developments certainly raise hopes for a reinvigoration of negotiations on denuclearising the North, …

    September 18, 2018
  • Quiet resistance

    Quiet resistance

    Is Donald Trump facing quiet resistance? This was the dominant query in the perspective of America’s civil society on Thursday when the head of the fountainhead of libertarian democracy debunked the venerable New York Times. The US President has accused the paper of committing “treason” for having published an opinion piece by an anonymous senior …

    September 8, 2018
  • No intention of hurting India through Russia, Iran sanctions: US

    No intention of hurting India through Russia, Iran sanctions: US

    The United States has assured New Delhi that it has no intention of penalising its "great strategic partner" like India through sanctions for its defence partnership with Russia.

    September 7, 2018
  • Sushma Swaraj speaks to Mike Pompeo, seeks non-discriminatory H-1B visa regime

    Sushma Swaraj speaks to Mike Pompeo, seeks non-discriminatory H-1B visa regime

    India has asked the US to take a "non-discriminatory and predictable approach" to the H-1B visa regime

    September 6, 2018
  • 2+2 talks | India, US sign key defence pact, ask Pakistan to stop exporting terror

    2+2 talks | India, US sign key defence pact, ask Pakistan to stop exporting terror

    COMCASA will enable the Indian military to access critical and encrypted American defence technologies; the two nations have also decided to set up hotlines between their foreign ministers and defence ministers to enable them to remain in touch regularly

    September 6, 2018
  • James Mattis, Mike Pompeo to arrive in India tomorrow for 2+2 dialogue

    James Mattis, Mike Pompeo to arrive in India tomorrow for 2+2 dialogue

    The dialogue was mutually announced by the two countries last summer, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s successful meeting with Trump.

    September 4, 2018
  • Frozen Funds

    Frozen Funds

    Donald Trump’s reprisal against Pakistan only confirms that Imran Khan has succeeded to a depleted inheritance. The misuse of US assistance ~ a $ 300 million tranche ~ earmarked for action against terrorists, predates the change of guard in Islamabad. Was it really necessary for the White House and the Pentagon to wait for the …

    September 4, 2018
  • Diplomatic, selective

    Diplomatic, selective

    From Iran to Myanmar, the United States of America has effected a stern tightening of the economic screws. After a bout of unsplendid isolation during the long years of Aung San Suu Kyi’s incarceration, the authorities in Naypidaw, albeit “elected”, will have to contend with the latest cache of sanctions that were imposed last Friday. …

    August 20, 2018
  • Economic challenges that Imran faces

    Economic challenges that Imran faces

    Pakistan’s founding father, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, reportedly was disappointed with the British partition of India in 1947 because it divided Punjab and Bengal. Jinnah complained that he was given to rule a “truncated and moth-eaten Pakistan.” It is not known whether Pakistan’s new prime minister, the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, had something as colourful to say …

    August 17, 2018
  • India set example for South Asia by supporting democracy: Mike Pompeo in I-Day message

    India set example for South Asia by supporting democracy: Mike Pompeo in I-Day message

    In his message on behalf of the US government on the occasion of India's 72st Independence Day, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo lauded the contribution of the vibrant Indian-American diaspora and young students in strengthening ties between America and India.

    August 15, 2018
  • Russia-US economic war looms larger as new sanctions near

    Russia-US economic war looms larger as new sanctions near

    The US State Department said on Wednesday that Washington will impose new sanctions on Russia on or around August 22 over the alleged poison attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the British city of Salisbury in March.

    August 12, 2018
  • Skripal case: We reject the new sanctions, Russia tells US

    Skripal case: We reject the new sanctions, Russia tells US

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow played no role in alleged nerve agent attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury

    August 11, 2018
  • Pakistan may find IMF conditions tough

    Pakistan may find IMF conditions tough

    And so it begins. The outlines of the shape of things to come are now appearing before Pakistan, starting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s latest remarks given in an interview that IMF “tax dollars” should not be used to bail out Chinese lenders. On the very same day that this interview was given, …

    August 4, 2018
  • Pyongyang’s actions at odds with denuclearisation: Mike Pompeo

    Pyongyang’s actions at odds with denuclearisation: Mike Pompeo

    "In so far as they behave inconsistently with it, they violate one of the resolutions of the UN Security Council," he was quoted as saying by Efe news.

    August 3, 2018
  • What is ‘2+2 dialogue’? Here is everything you want to know

    What is ‘2+2 dialogue’? Here is everything you want to know

    The goal of a 'two plus two dialogue' is to establish a diplomatic, yet fruitful, conversation between two countries’ respective heads of defence and external affairs.

    August 2, 2018