Assassinations, intrigue and instability plague Lesotho, as the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) prepares to intervene yet again.
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Since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, there has been a marked increase in the number of calls in the US media for both greater nuclear cooperation with Japan and approval for the emergence of a “nuclear Japan”.
As China and India continue to face off over a tiny patch of Himalayan highland, Bhutan is caught in the middle with the dispute as much about Bhutan’s foreign policy as it is about territory.
Festering tensions between Egypt and Sudan are spreading instability as territorial disputes spillover into economic and political matters. The type of rhetoric involved as well as the authoritarian nature of the regimes involved heightens the risk for brinkmanship and increases the possibility of a border clash going forward.
An increasingly opportunistic and edgy China is capitalizing on uncertainty surrounding America’s future in Asia under a Trump administration to punish its neighbours – from Mongolia to Taiwan to Singapore – for going against Chinese interests.
Concerns over China have prompted a massive defence procurement campaign in Vietnam. Hanoi is entering a multitude of contracts and agreements with foreign nations, which has created opportunities for defence firms, as well as a means for Vietnam to engage internationally.