Despite Trump’s usual bluster, Kim Jong-un was the key beneficiary of the Singapore summit. The other beneficiary is likely to be China.
India is pushing back against an attempt by Beijing to make it publicly re-affirm a “one-China” policy just ahead of the SCO summit.
Both countries are setting the tone for the June 9-10 SCO meeting in Qingdao with effusive statements.
The decision to send back maritime patrol helicopters is simply the latest effort by President Abdulla Yameen to roll back India’s presence in the Maldives.