Kashmir attack threatens to derail Afghan peace negotiations. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, in a call to his Indian counterpart, expressed support for “India’s right to self-defense against cross-border terrorism.” The Times of India, an English-language, Mumbai-based newspaper, implied that this amounts to a go-ahead for India’s response to the attack last week in Kashmir’s Pulwama area that killed 40. A Pakistani group, Jaish-e-Mohammed, claimed responsibility for the attack. Pakistan’s ambassador responded to the Times of India’s report by saying any retaliation by India against Pakistan would impede the Afghan peace talks. The situation illustrates how U.S.-India-Pakistan trilateral relations are impacting those talks.
More cracks in the United States’ anti-Huawei campaign. Following a report from the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Center, which cast doubts on the threat posed by Huawei’s involvement in constructing 5G networks, both New Zealand
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