Strategic observation

Spotlight: Turkish ruling party's rhetoric on democratic reforms not convincing

2017-05-26 00:31:31

Turkey has been put under a state of emergency since the government foiled a failed military coup last July. Full Story

Interview: U.S. expert says Moody's decision underestimates China's ability to manage debt risks

2017-05-25 13:53:20

Moody's decision to downgrade China's credit ratings has overlooked the fact that China's economy-wide leverage risks are completely manageable, a U.S. expert has said. Full Story

News Analysis: Why markets undisturbed by Moody's downgrade of China rating

2017-05-25 13:33:09

Moody's downgrade of China's credit rating has little impact on markets as investors remain optimistic about China's economy outlook. Full Story

Interview: Establishing relations with China "a crucial decision" -- former Costa Rica president

2017-05-25 10:31:16

The decision to establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China has been one of the most important foreign policy decisions for Costa Rica, said former Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla. Full Story

Commentary: Trump's U-turn unlikely to conciliate NATO peers

2017-05-25 09:55:59

U.S. President Donald Trump is on his first overseas trip after taking office in January. What message will he send to NATO allies at a half-day summit to be held on Thursday has raised much speculation. But whatever the message is, it is unlikely to conc Full Story

News Analysis: President Trump's Mideast strategy: cozy up to Israel, Arabs in bid to isolate Iran

2017-05-25 03:51:13

In a sharp break from his predecessor Barack Obama's Mideast policy, U.S. President Donald Trump is cozying up to Israeli and Arab leaders in a bid to isolate Iran, U.S. experts said. Full Story

News Analysis: In maiden trip overseas, Trump eyes Mideast reset

2017-05-25 02:50:32

As U.S. President Donald Trump wrapped up his maiden trip to the Middle East, his intention to reset strained relationship between the U.S. and the Muslim world was vividly revealed. Full Story

News Analysis: Is G-7 summit as relevant as it once was

2017-05-25 01:29:33

With the 43rd session of the Group of Seven (G-7) summit about to get underway, some analysts wonder whether the high-profile forum that began in 1975 risks outliving its usefulness. Full Story

News Analysis: U.S.-Israel ties see major reset with Trump's visit to Jerusalem

2017-05-24 01:07:56

The U.S. relationship with Israel saw a major reset with U.S. President Donald Trump's first visit to Israel, breaking with the last eight years of chilled ties under the Obama administration. Full Story