International Law, Political Commentary

Foreign Policy Implications of US’ Withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Commission

It is not as simple as just removing yourself from the UN Human Rights Commission, particularly if you are the USA. The US is the bastion and the main proponent of all human rights and human rights provided a soft policy building blocks for all US foreign policy for near to 70 years. Why withdraw… Continue reading Foreign Policy Implications of US’ Withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Commission

Background papers, Political Commentary

Trump’s Foreign Policy: Shifting 70 years old World Order

It is remarkable that the 45th POTUS has been able to meet with Kim Jong-Un without any allies present, without China in the room and most importantly, without undue obstructionism from US Congress and the Democrats. This would never have been possible for President Obama and there are clear reasons why. This is the second… Continue reading Trump’s Foreign Policy: Shifting 70 years old World Order

Political Commentary

The Koreas: A Typhoon viewed through a Tea Cup

A month before the Olympics in South Korea, the World and the US was facing a nuclear standoff with Kim Jong-Un in North Korea. About a month after the Olympics, President Moon was visiting North Korea at the invite of Chairman Jong-Un. There was no representative of the US present and there apparently was no… Continue reading The Koreas: A Typhoon viewed through a Tea Cup

Background papers, Political Commentary

US Foreign Policy: 90 degrees change in Path and Focus

DT has managed to refocus US Foreign Policy within a year of assuming the seat of power, changing key policy commitments and challenging others including the relationship with Europe, China and Russia. Most significantly, Trump's hegemonic focus on the economics of "America First" has resulted in The¬†militarization of¬†US Foreign Policy, creating impunity for particular¬†miltiaristic allies,… Continue reading US Foreign Policy: 90 degrees change in Path and Focus