Headlines: • After Lira Tumble, Turkey Faces Threat of Inflation and Currency Crisis • US: Pakistan, Taliban Violators of Religious Freedom • Paulson Warns of ‘Dangerous’ World If China-U.S. Tensions Worsen After Lira Tumble, Turkey Faces Threat of Inflation and Currency Crisis As expected, the central bank cut rates by another 100bps, which sent the […]
The US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and his Qatari counterpart, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani signed an agreement through which Qatar will assume the role of “protecting power” for US interests in Afghanistan. Blinken stated: “Qatar will establish a U.S. interest section within its embassy in Afghanistan to provide certain consular services and monitor the […]
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal from November 15-20, underscoring the depth and breadth of our relationships with African partners. (The Star, 12/11/2021).
Headlines: • US Formally Removes Turkey from F-35 Programme • Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey Urge Taliban to Commit to Afghan Peace Talks • Strategic Competition Act Further Pushes China-US ties Toward Confrontation • Biden Uses Russia to Pressure Europe • Chad, Pakistan, illegal Jewish entity • Denmark Targets Muslim Women
The United States Senate has confirmed Antony Blinken, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State. Blinken is a very well-known figure in Turkey as well. Under Barack Obama, he particularly had taken part in the negotiations with Syria, ISIS and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and visited Turkey after the July 15 coup attempt. […]