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International Affairs: Issues Around FONOPs

It has been reported that the U.S. Department of Defence is likely to come up with a schedule of regular freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) under the authority of U.S. Pacific Command in the South China Sea. What is freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs)? The US Navy regularly carries out FONOPs in the South China Sea […]


US Policy for Afghanistan and South Asia

US President Donald Trump has unveiled an expansive new strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia in his first formal address as Commander-in-chief of the US. The main takeaway in his strategy was that he has concluded that rapid exit from Afghanistan is unacceptable as it could leave a vacuum that could eventually be filled up […]