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Foreign Policy

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US troops to leave Niger

The United States and Niger have agreed that American troops will leave the country "no later" than 15 September, they announced in a joint statement on Sunday. According to the BBC, the two countries "reached a disengagement agreement to effect the withdrawal of U.S. forces, which has already begun". The US has relied on Niger as its primary base for monitoring regional jihadist activity.

todayMay 20, 2024 8


Iran crash: President Raisi reported dead – what that might mean for the country and region

Iran’s president, Ebrahim Raisi, is reported by state media to have died following a helicopter crash. Iranian Presidency Office via AP     By Eric Lob, Florida International University   Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who has been reported dead after the helicopter he was in crashed on May 19, 2024, is a consummate loyalist whose passing will be a severe blow to the country’s conservative leadership. While search and rescue teams […]

todayMay 20, 2024 16


How will US foreign policy affect Joe Biden’s chances of re-election in November?

    By Emma Shortis, RMIT University   When big questions about American foreign policy collide with an election, it’s rarely good news for a sitting president. Like many leaders before him, US President Joe Biden has had some of these questions thrust on him, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Some have their origins in past administrations, such as the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Most are a mixture of both, […]

todayApril 22, 2024 22


Ukraine war: Russia’s Baltic neighbours to create massive border defences as Trump continues undermining Nato

    By Natasha Lindstaedt, University of Essex   With Donald Trump leading in many of the polls for the upcoming US presidential election, his comments about global security and foreign policy have to be taken seriously. In February, Trump flippantly remarked that he would encourage Russia to do whatever it wanted to Nato states that failed to pay their bills. In a follow-up interview on GB News this week […]

todayMarch 25, 2024 17


The West can’t ‘solve’ its Russia problem. Here’s how it should handle 6 more years of Vladimir Putin

  By Peter Tesch, Australian National University   In perhaps the least surprising news of the year, Vladimir Putin has triumphed at the Russian ballot box and been enthroned for the fifth time as president. He will serve for six more years. He will be 77 years old in 2030. According to the constitution, which he re-wrote to his benefit in 2020, he then could stand again for a further […]

todayMarch 20, 2024 10


Donald Trump is already flustering foreign leaders who are trying to prepare for a possible presidency

    By Michelle Bentley, Royal Holloway University of London   Donald Trump has not been elected the next president of the United States. He is not even the official Republican candidate. But Trump’s presence in the 2024 electoral race is already dictating domestic and foreign political agendas – without him even setting foot in the White House for a second term. The idea that presidential wannabes influence politics before […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024 1