Previously, U.S. policy had been to insist that maritime disputes between China and its smaller neighbors be resolved peacefully through U.N.-backed arbitration. But in a July 13 statement, Mr. Pompeo said the U.S. now regards virtually all Chinese maritime claims outside its internationally recognized waters to be illegitimate. … [Read more...] about Pompeo keeps China attacks going during Indonesia visit
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Terming the signing of BECA a “significant achievement,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the U.S. accepted an Indian request for “cooperation in the advanced field of maritime domain awareness.” As part of measures to enhance military to military cooperation Mr. Singh said now Liaison Officers at each other's establishments could be leveraged to enhance “information sharing architecture” while in the joint statement both sides “reiterated their intent to assign additional Liaison Officers.” … [Read more...] about India-U.S. 2+2 dialogue | U.S. to support India’s defence of territory
Fundamentally, there is a contradiction insofar as while Sri Lanka's external policies are driven by geo-economic considerations, the agenda pursued by India and the US is paramountly geopolitical, drawn from a perspective that the island is a 'permanent aircraft carrier', as a former Indian national security advisor once candidly put it. … [Read more...] about Why is Modi pushing Rajapaksa on the Tamils?
A 1993 film from Disney re-released in North America for Halloween, "The Nightmare Before Christmas," continued its box office success, finishing fifth with 577,000 dollars from 1,614 locations this weekend. The animated musical fantasy film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of "Halloween Town" who stumbles through a portal to "Christmas Town" and becomes obsessed with celebrating the holiday. Enditem … [Read more...] about “Honest Thief” tops North American box office for 2nd weekend in a row