Hard power is on the ascendant – powers at whose summits are men (in every case) who use nationalism and the projection and growth of military force to bolster their popularity.
Trump picks Deputy Secretary of Defense Shanahan as the acting Pentagon chief.
Defense Secretary James Mattis’ resignation, one day after Donald Trump’s stunning move to pull all US troops from Syria, is consequential.
Is the much heralded ‘Asian Century’ now losing its significance with the US-led Indo-Pacific concept which seeks to redefine geographical boundaries?
US Defense Secretary James Mattis is scheduled to visit China from June 26 to 28, his first official trip to China, and eighth to Asia, in the 17 months since assuming office.
Many expect that the US president will decertify Iranian compliance with the deal – returning US-Iran relations to a state of overt hostility.