The challenge facing the US is to operate in a world where there is not one single power, but multiple poles of power and influence. If you were Russia, or China, or Iran, would you believe that the American administration has any interest whatsoever in international law? Would you trust the US? Or would you be looking over your shoulder wondering if you were next?
The leak of the Trump-Turnbull conversation shows that the Australian PM not only doesn’t have a plan B for his government’s offshore detention system: he doesn’t have a plan A, writes Andrew P Street.
No Pakistan Prime Minister has completed a regular term in office, their tenures cut short by assassination, civilian or military coups, judicial intervention, and intra-party machinations. The resignation of Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif is another in a long-line of leaders whose term was cut short by greed and malfeasance. Historian, Professor Ilhan Niaz examines institutionalised corruption in Pakistan.
The intriguing world of truck painting in Karachi.