The contacts between Washington and Havana on the matters like migration and drug trafficking will likely be postponed under the administration of US President Donald Trump, while the cultural and scientific exchanges may continue, according to Jorge Duany, Director of Cuban Research Institute at Florida International Institute.
South Korea’s initiatives to deescalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula would not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program.
The timing of Tony Blair's latest foray into British mainstream politics, on the question of Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party, could not have been any more significant or offensive.
The new US-French move to work out a post-war roadmap for Syria is a welcome step towards a lasting peace if the parties can abide by vow to end their obsession with regime change, former adviser to Senate Republican leaders Jim Jatras told Sputnik.
The seventh round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, which wrapped up in the Swiss city of Geneva on Friday, has managed to put three participating groups of Syrian opposition as close to the creation of a single, unified delegation as never before.
The Malabar-17 naval drills were kicked off by the United States, India, and Japan on July 14. Speaking to Sputnik, experts noted that the recent exercises come as a demonstration of force to rising China, with New Delhi showing Beijing that it enjoys a partnership with influential allies.
Speculations about a secret Syrian factory in the Hell Valley producing long-range ballistic missiles with the assistance from Iran, Russia and North Korea is yet another "horror story" which bears no relationship to reality, experts told Sputnik, explaining what is behind the new anti-Assad propaganda attack.
The 19th EU-Ukraine summit in Kiev summed up the results of joint work on the reforms in Ukraine and the development of bilateral relations, but failed to deliver any joint statement, traditional document for such events, in which the parties declare plans for further cooperation.
The US-Qatari agreement to counter terrorist financing is too narrowly focused to be effective and is more of a diplomacy stunt with Doha needing help amid its crisis while the United States wants to maintain its strategic military base in Qatar, experts told Sputnik.
CyberBerkut hackers believe that the Clinton Foundation's donor Victor Pinchuk, a son-in-law of former Ukrainian President Kuchma, could have been behind the money laundering scheme involving IMF funds intended for Ukraine. The hackers alleged that these funds were then redistributed to the Clinton charity through offshores.
When it comes to the Western Media, there's non-stop coverage of US President Trump. With a soap opera driven agenda to score bigger audiences that highlight scandals, fake news and family drama, many people are suffering from Trump-fatigue Syndrome and would like different news stories to be told. Tom McGregor takes a closer look.
The installation of the Chinese military base in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, is only the beginning, Sputnik contributor Andrei Kots believes, explaining why Beijing's first overseas base is by no means the country's last military installation abroad.
Legacy has become increasingly important for those who occupy the highest offices in British public life. All high level public servants, especially Prime Ministers, must now have an implicit understanding of the importance of ensuring that they are at least not remembered with venom - if they cannot be remembered fondly.
US President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to France is a chance for French President Emmanuel Macron to "distinguish himself," experts told Sputnik, adding that the visit could be beneficial for Trump as well in terms of creating a better image.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo's claim that US intelligence has "solid evidence" that Bashar al-Assad's forces conducted a chemical strike on Khan Shaykhun on April 4 resembles nothing but yet another "fake," Sergey Goncharov, head of the Alpha Anti-Terrorist Unit's International Association of Veterans, told Radio Sputnik.
The expansion of THAAD installations in the world may upset the strategic balance of power and tempt Washington to launch a pre-emptive nuclear or non-nuclear strike against other nations without the fear of potential retaliation, Russian military expert Vladimir Kozin told Radio Sputnik.
The liberation of former Daesh stronghold Mosul has not yet brought the war against terrorism to a halt, Israeli political analyst Avigdor Eskin writes, warning that Washington is about to fall into the same trap it had found itself in following the Iraqi war of 2003.
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The ongoing war in Syria has emerged as an issue central to the foreign policy stances of international powers, with the US and most of Europe backing the armed opposition. Public tolerance and appetite for the funding and political support provided to such groups, who overwhelmingly possess a radical Islamist agenda, is decreasing.
Distinguished research psychologist Robert Epstein explains why Google was recently fined $2.7 billion for one of its search-engine manipulations. This is just the beginning, he says, of bad news for a company that tracks and manipulates people on a massive scale.
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