Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Topic: Trump

NATO

Western countries don’t care about the rest of the world anymore

Today's hostile nationalism was commonplace in 19th century America, where politics was driven by strong external enemies.
The rupee hit a record low last Thursday to cross 69 to a dollar | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

The rupee fell past 70/$ and recovered. But don’t take your seatbelts off just yet

Chaos in emerging markets threatens to take the rupee beyond 70.50 by year-end, and America’s Iran threat is making it worse.
US President Donald Trump

New bill caps US defence aid to Pakistan at $150 million

However, conditions like action against the LeT for disbursement of US aid have been removed. 
US Congress

In boost to India ties, US Congress passes $716-billion defence spending bill

As per the bill, the US seeks to uphold the values of a free and open Indo-Pacific region and promote regional security and stability.
Mike Pompeo

Looking for partnership not dominance in Indo-Pacific region: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US secretary of state Pompeo says not looking for dominance, denies initiatives are aimed at countering China.
Malaysian Flight 370

Mystery of MH370 deepens, and the ‘zombie apocalypse’ helping dictators win

British foreign secretary refers to his Chinese wife as Japanese, and Donald Trump ready for Iran talks but Tehran is not interested.

Swede holds up a plane to stall Afghan’s deportation, and Macron speaks up

Recorded conversation with former lawyer raises uncomfortable questions for Donald Trump, and New Zealand wants its flag back.
Trump

Donald Trump’s war threat to Iran on Twitter is no joke

Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani are responding to pressures at home by lashing out at each other on Twitter. 
Illustration by ThePrint Team

In US-China trade war, will India become a dumping ground for Chinese goods or can it benefit?

The US-China trade war is likely to have an adverse impact on global trade and economic growth. It could once again lead to a rise in global imbalances and inequality. However, India fears that that the Trump-Xi clash could also result in China using it as a dumping ground for its goods.
Modi and Jinping

China and SAARC will be the pivots of India’s rise as global superpower

Several geopolitical developments have the potential to position India as the world’s most influential democracy in the second half of the century.

Saving the planet doesn’t mean killing economic growth

Cheap renewable energy means that poor countries will be able to follow a different, cleaner path to industrialisation without sacrificing living standards.

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims a...