In his two-article series, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya explores the premises of the thaw between US and North Korea and its possible consequences.
The North Korean process is ‘parked’ for now (whilst the lengthy negotiations continue), and Trump is free to pursue heightened attrition against Iran
All we can say perhaps for now with regard to US-North Korea relations is that a good start has been made. But peace is still a long way off.
In any international agreement no one ever gets everything they want, but they can get enough to make the enterprise worthwhile.
The Qingdao Declaration projects the SCO as an international organization. It means that this regional forum is poised to step up to the next level.
It is the SCO, which provides a unique platform for India to restructure its problematic relations with both China and Pakistan.
The G7 summit highlighted the limits of the Atlantic alliance, while the SCO meeting opens up unprecedented possibilities for Eurasian integration.
China and Russia, under the leadership of Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, are on an evolutionary level of political awareness that exceeds that of the US and its coterie of Western flunkies.