Despite several attempts at a reset, ties between India and Nepal continue to be a cause for concern. The disconnect between the two governments was most visible at the seven-nation Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation military exercises that just concluded. What has happened recently? After confirming its participation in the … Continued
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The European Parliament approved a new copyright legislation that increases the responsibilities of technology platforms and the rights of content producers. The law needs to go through further steps before it is implemented, but the news signals a government pushback against technology companies and their continued effort to remain passive conduits of information. A look … Continued
What happened? President Donald Trump came to power partly on the promise that he will create more jobs and that other countries would not thrive at the expense of the U.S. In his dealings with the rest of the world, he has made it amply clear that if the U.S. buys more from another country … Continued
The now-famous Op-Ed article, ‘I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration’, published in The New York Times (and reproduced in The Indian Express Saturday), contained this sentence: “Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing … Continued
Access to designated military facilities in specific areas The India-U.S. foundational agreement for mutual logistics support, the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), has been fully operationalised over the past few months, official sources said. Earlier this week, India concluded the third foundational agreement, Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), which is meant for secure … Continued
At the 2+2 meet, India and the United States signed the COMCASA, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Foreign Affairs Miinster Sushma Swaraj, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis were present at the time of signing. Michael Pompeo termed the ‘Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (COMCASA)’ agreement a “milestone” in the relationship and … Continued
What is happening with Argentina’s economy? Argentina’s currency, the peso, has lost approximately 50% of its value this year and 25% in August alone, falling to new lows on Monday as confidence in the currency continued to drop. Earlier this week, President Mauricio Macri asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to accelerate the disbursement of … Continued
What is the US demanding? India and the United States are in a deadlock over contentious trade issues after the Donald Trump administration sought a formal commitment of additional purchases of $10 billion annually for the next three years, as part of a trade agreement under negotiation. What is the strategy of US? As both … Continued
Washington and Ottawa pulled back recently from a standoff that threatened to end in Canada’s exclusion from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a trilateral arrangement that includes Mexico. The Trump administration informed Congress that the President intended to “sign a (revised) trade agreement with Mexico — and Canada, if it is willing — … Continued
Likely to merely announce an in-principle agreement At the 2+2 dialogue between India and the U.S. here on September 6, an announcement could be made about an in-principle agreement between the two sides on the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), but its signing is doubtful, say officials on both sides. Last-minute discussions While the … Continued