Foreign Affairs

Some lessons for Trump if he wants to work with Muslim nations

Some lessons for Trump if he wants to work with Muslim nations

U.S. President Donald Trump has emphasized that a central focus of his administration will be to wipe the so-called Islamic State “from the face of the Earth.” Key presidential advisers like Steve Bannon have spoken of Islam as the enemy of the United States and the West. And now Trump has signed a second Muslim-focused travel ban involving six nations …

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Pakistan’s first female Foreign Secretary – Tehmina Janjua

Tehmina Janjua on Monday assumed charge as the new foreign secretary of Pakistan, becoming the first woman in the history of the country to assume the position, Radio Pakistan reported. Janjua replaces Aizaz Chaudhry, a career diplomat who has taken up charge as Pakistan’s new ambassador to the United States. The Foreign Office issues the following statement after the announcement …

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French Ambassador offers Pakistan passage to Europe

French ambassador to Pakistan Martine Dorance has said that France wants to be a gateway for Pakistan to Europe and will welcome more students for receiving higher education in the French universities. “We will welcome more students from Pakistan in our country. We want to be a gateway to Europe for Pakistan,” said the ambassador in her brief remarks at …

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Merkel, Trump to talk on changing dynamics

Frau Merkel Comes to Washington

German Chancellor Merkel will enter the lion’s den on Tuesday, March 14, for her first meeting with President Trump. It is difficult to remember such an inauspicious start in the sixty eight year relationship between the United States and a democratic Germany. While there have been quite a few bad personal relationships — between German chancellors and American presidents, including …

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Endlessly feeding Pentagon will not make USA safe

Endlessly feeding Pentagon will not make USA safe

Throughout the campaign, President Donald Trump touted his business acumen to argue that the government, including the Pentagon, can be more efficiently managed. Since taking office, however, President Trump has abruptly reversed course. On January 27, the President signed an executive order that could lead to a boosted Pentagon budget, despite the fact that the Pentagon cannot fully account for …

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Once a Trump, Always a Trump

Once a Trump, Always a Trump

It seems an eternity ago, but it was only last Tuesday night when Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress and stuck to the teleprompter without going off the deep end—eliciting rapturous praise from the media. “Donald Trump at his most presidential,” gushed NBC: “a recitation of hopes and dreams for the nation,” oozed NPR; “the most presidential speech …

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Truth about Trump tapping

Donald Trump has made claims far more dramatic than anything the evidence can support. Once again, Donald Trump has kicked off a media firestorm with a series of early-morning tweets, this time leveling the serious accusation that “President Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower” just prior to the presidential election. Though Trump asserted he had “just found out” about …

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Trump’s new travel ban on six Muslim countries

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump signed a revised ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority nations Monday – one with a reduced scope so Iraqis and permanent US residents are exempt. The White House said Trump signed the order – which temporarily freezes new visas for Syrians, Iranians, Libyans, Somalis, Yemenis and Sudanese citizens – behind closed doors “this morning”. The order …

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After Brexit what the future holds

The EU commission president’s report offers five options for the bloc’s future direction. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has hailed the “birth moment” of a new 27-member post-Brexit European Union, vowing that Brexit “will not stop the EU.” Speaking in the European parliament to launch a report on Europe’s future direction, Juncker said: “It is time we sought answers to …

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India’s failed isolation of Pakistan

Commander of Turkish Armed Forces, General Hulusi Akar, who is on official visit to Pakistan in connection with the 13th ECO Summit, Wednesday called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat here in Rawalpindi, the Inter Services Public Relations said. The meeting was held at the Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi, at which matters of mutual interest …

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