The recent phone calls between President-Elect Donald Trump and the leaders of Taiwan and Pakistan reveal a serious lack of foreign policy acumen on the part of the future Commander-In-Chief of the United States military. Donald Trump, who has often touted his negotiation skills and has even authored a book on the subject, The Art... Show More Summary
"He is the final proof, if any proof were needed, that a man can have it all, that a man can be all the man he wants to be — a billionaire and a porn star in his own life’s movie — and still make people love him and trust him with their future."Wrote Mohammed Hanif in a November 11th NYT op-ed titled "After Trump, Fear and Gloating in Pakistan."
Or, how Russia got a warm-water port without firing a shot.
AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - India and Afghanistan are likely to announce an air cargo service on Saturday to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan that lies between the...
A Pakistani man suspected of starting a devastating factory fire in Karachi four years ago that killed 255 people has been arrested in Bangkok, Thai police said Saturday. Abdul Rehman, 46, was detained at a hotel in the red light district Nana area of the capital on Friday evening, said Thailand's Interpol chief. Show More Summary
President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in one of the many routine, get-acquainted chats he'll have before entering the White House. These talks rarely if ever make news, but Wednesday's...Show More Summary
In September, 2011, I met General James Mattis, then in charge of U.S. Central Command, at its headquarters, in Tampa, Florida. Central Command directs American military forces in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The General’s staff had agreed to allow me to travel with him on an extensive tour of “the sandbox,” as American military officers sometimes call the region.
A historic phone call with the president of Taiwan Friday placed President-elect Donald Trump in uncharted territory.
Quoted in the NYT article "Trump’s Breezy Calls to World Leaders Leave Diplomats Aghast."Trump talks like Trump. What if big-shot leaders respond well that sort of thing? What if it works? Trump has been talking to powerful people over big stakes for a long time. It's possible that he knows what he's doing. But the unnamed diplomats are "aghast"...
Expressing admiration for despots and for Pakistan has left diplomats aghast. In the calls, he voiced admiration for one of the world’s most durable despots, the president of Kazakhstan, and said he hoped to visit a country, Pakistan, that President Obama has steered clear of during nearly eight years in office. Mr. Trump told the [...]
RAWAT, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like his farming neighbors, Bilal Khan plants wheat in late October or early November each year, and harvests and sells his winter crop a few months later.
Donald Trump announced late Wednesday that he had “a productive conversation” with the prime minister of Pakistan but the president-elect’s vague short readout of the call lacked any of the juicy details that Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s office released earlier in the day. Sharif’s office said that he called Trump to congratulate him on the victory, […]
"We’d urge President-elect Trump to look more carefully at Pakistan’s record"
An entire subcontinent is currently scratching its head over a read-out issued by the Pakistani government of a phone call on Monday between Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called President-elect USA Donald Trump and felicitated him on his victory. Show More Summary
A phone call between Donald Trump and Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif took place on Monday, and Pakistan's press office took a most unusual step afterward: It released on Wednesday what appears to be a transcript of what Trump said, the Washington Post reports. "Appears" comes into play because the dialogue...
Click here for reuse options! The media found out about this congratulatory phone call and full reversal in a rather unusual way. Donald Trump has shifted his position on Pakistan, a country he called "a very, very vital problem" during his presidential campaign, based apparently on a brief congratulatory phone call from its leader. Show More Summary
The annals of international relations are filled with mundane readouts of conversations between world leaders, the language shorn of sharp edges and massaged into shapeless lumps of diplomatic-speak. The report of a telephone call between Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was...
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said Islamabad welcomes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's overtures, saying Trump told Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that Pakistan is "amazing" and its citizens are "one of the most intelligent people." Continue reading ? The post Pakistan welcomes Trump’s overtures to ‘amazing’ country appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Electing a president who doesn't know what he's doing carries consequences. Take Trump's conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for example.
Trump said, "All Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people"