FROM Chidu Rajghatta
Nuclear Weapons: The Pride of Pakistan Two nuclear-armed nations make South Asia one of the world's most dangerous places, with Pakistan rapidly increasing its arsenal to outpace India. Now Pakistan has developed small, short-range "tactical nukes" that could be misused by rogue commanders or seized by terrorists. That's causing alarm in India, and in Washington, where Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is due for a visit this week. The Obama White House has broken a long silence and said that nuclear safety will be on the agenda.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.