Nepal impinges directly on India’s security. As its ruling communist party leans to China, and skips the first BIMSTEC drill, India must stop treating it with kid gloves.
By making New Delhi a key target of the extraterritorial effects of its sanctions on Iran and Russia, Washington is injecting new irritants in India-US ties.
By talking directly with Kim Jong Un, the US President is causing Beijing to fear a loss of influence in Pyongyang, its only formal military ally.
Pyongyang might seek to retain its short and medium range nuclear arsenal while dismantling its long-range nuclear capability.
Today, the US is acting counterproductively to its own interest to safeguard the currency's centrality.
Following US' unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Kim Jong-un appears to have got cold feet.
Contrary to popular perception, the violence began even before Myanmar gained independence in 1948.
There is a risk that the Chinese backing down could only be a temporary respite from border tensions.