A recently announced partnership accord between China and Iran will have far-reaching strategic implications in the Middle East and South Asia. As much as Americans would like to withdraw from these regions once and for all, the fact is that the US...
Vali Nasr#China sees a partnership with #Iran as part of its strategic push into West Asia, and that could come at #India's expense
A comprehensive shutdown may be required in much of the country.
Vali NasrJohn Barry, author of the seminal book The Great Influenza writes: when you mix science and politics, you get politics. the surge in #COVID cases in US has proved politics hasn’t worked. Time to set politics aside and rely on science.
With Trump’s re-election prospects up in the air, a heated U.N. meeting on Iran shows world power’s fading fear of confronting U.S.
Vali NasrPompeo has not accomplished anything as Sec State but this rebuke really captures the damage he has done to US standing. @ForeignPolicy: World Rebukes U.S. Over #Iran at Heated U.N. Meeting
Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so.
Vali NasrFormer Chair of Joint Chiefs Admiral Mullen: "I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point and events of the last few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent"
More than six weeks after Saudi Arabia reported its first case, the coronavirus is striking at the heart of the kingdom’s sprawling royal family.
Vali Nasrsome 150 #Saudi royals are now sick with #coronavirus, but the worst affected are Asian and Arab foreign workers, and those in vast slums around Mecca and Medina, home to large numbers of ethnically African or Southeast Asians who have overstayed visas
The major dividing line in effective crisis response will not place autocracies on one side and democracies on the other.
Vali Nasr.@fukuyamafrancis: when the pandemic subsides, we will see the major dividing line in effective crisis response as not between autocracies and democracies, but governments that have effective executives, expertise and trust of their people
While Pakistan’s government and military are at odds over how to respond, doctors are protesting to get equipment and more testing, and clerics are refusing to limit mosque gatherings.
Vali NasrIf the #coronavirus spreads much further, #Pakistan’s entire health care system may melt down. In Karachi, a city of some 20 mil, there are only 600 intensive care beds, 1700 ventilators across the country, and last week, there were only 15000 N95 masks
Vali NasrIn #Pakistan doctors are refusing to show up for work. Clerics are refusing to close their mosques. And despite orders to stay at home, children continue to pack streets #coronavirus
Request undercuts Trump’s claim that the U.S. has enough tests and medical equipment.
Vali NasrTrump will not force US companies but is pressing governments and businesses in Eastern Europe and Eurasia to ramp up exports and production of life-saving medical equipment and protective gear for US. #coronavirus