As the flames of a trade war between China and the United States lick higher, one top Chinese leader expected to help handle relations with Washington has been conspicuous for not taking a public role in the dispute — Vice-President Wang Qishan.
The decision by Israel’s Knesset to adopt the Jewish nation-state bill on Thursday is reprehensible and deserves to be condemned unequivocally.
What is left of Nato and the transatlantic order after US President Donald Trump’s tumultuous week in Brussels, the United Kingdom, and Helsinki, where he defended Russian President Vladimir Putin against accusations of cyber warfare by America’s own intelligence agencies?
General Gun Maw, a leader of one of Myanmar’s ethnic armed groups who attended peace discussions in the capital Naypyitaw last week, wowed the Internet over the weekend when footage of him singing The Beatles’ Let it Be at a karaoke party on the fringes of the conference went viral.
The past week has been a rough one for the trans-Atlantic alliance with signs that US President Donald Trump is weakening long-standing western relationships and potentially accelerating a process which would see US global influence decline.