The US secretary of state's visit to five African countries didn't have much to offer by way of investments and commerce.
The Erdoğan regime's move into northern Syria is being justified in the name of European security.
The governor of South Africa's Reserve Bank has been appointed to chair an important IMF committee. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa stand to benefit.
Congress mandates that each president produce a 'national security strategy.' What does Trump's reveal about his administration's values, priorities and prevailing problems?
China is reluctant to be more active in dealing with Pyongyang for fear of consolidating the US take over in the region.
The Trump administration's change of US policy toward Iran has reinforced hardliners' ambitions and nationalistic feelings, complicating an already difficult situation in the region.
Using the country's foreign policy to support national development will equip Indonesia to navigate geopolitical shifts.
In Afghanistan, geopolitics are thorny, relationships are key and patience is strategy. The US president has outlined a decent plan, but can he see it through?
The Trump administration has set a new national policy: energy dominance. But can the US really dominate other countries through fossil fuel exports?
The future of the relationship between the US and Russia depends on whether the Kremlin can find a way to interpret Trump's motives.
Before World War I, petroleum had few practical uses, but it emerged from the war as a strategic global asset necessary for national stability and security.
Under the Obama administration, the US army began to recruit, arm, and finance local militias to fight the Taliban. With Trump in the White House, what remains of this strategy?
The One Belt One Road programme is much more than just a freight line to new customers in the West.
The BRICS bloc of states have resolved to establish an alternative credit rating agency to counter western dominance in the financial markets. Will it work?
As candidate, Trump promised protectionist trade policies and denigrated international agreements. Now, as president of the United States, how far can he go?
Populists now run the United States, Russia, Turkey, and the Philippines — as well as many Latin American and African nations. What does this mean for the world?
Big Oil has historically played a behind-the-scenes role on American policy and politics. No longer.
In the heat of the moment, there can be a temptation to overstate the importance of events. But Trump’s election marks the end of an era. Asia’s international politics have entered uncharted waters.
The US and France have bolstered military strength across vast areas of Africa in response to Islamist threat. But the interest is also driven by Western strategic calculations
Wars in Chechnya and Iraq affected the stories American and Russian leaders tell about their place in the world.