bilateral relations

August 7, 2017

By insisting on a pro-Kremlin agenda, and trying in vain to halt all inquiries into the Russian meddling in the election that brought him to power, Trump undermines his own political position, inviting further investigation of his financial dealings and opening the possibility of charges of obstruction of justice. Not a good time for policy, or those trying to communicate it.

Mark Dillen examines President Trump's confusing communications regarding Russia and Ukraine.

Colorful Dragon

B. M. Jain's new book examines China's use of soft power tools to improve relations with countries like Bangladesh and India. 

Meeting between Moon Jae-in and Vladimir Putin

Olga Krasnyak on how understanding different diplomatic styles is essential to creating a solid relationship. 

The G20 Summit

Shaun Riordan discusses how the importance of the G20 summit goes beyond its communique.

“In the area of security and defense, France and the UAE are fighting a common battle against terrorism and extremism, both on the ground and in the minds,” said Ludovic Pouille, the new French Ambassador to the UAE. [...] About the joint initiatives of France and the UAE, he said: “I am thinking in particular of the joint Franco-UAE initiative that led to the organization last December in Abu Dhabi of the international Conference on Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage.," the envoy said.

An article in the Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies looks at the impact of Twitter on Russia-Turkey relations.

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