US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper’s address to the Royal United Services Institute in London leaves analysts speculating about a major policy focus shift in Washington. Photo: EPA-EFE

US defence secretary Mark Esper lectures European allies on danger of close ties with China

  • Speech to Royal United Services Institute in London contains familiar themes but also a hint that Beijing and Moscow may become focus of US defence strategy
Topic |   US-China relations

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US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper’s address to the Royal United Services Institute in London leaves analysts speculating about a major policy focus shift in Washington. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Moscow. Photo: AFP

Turkey eyeing Russian fighter jets in snub to US

  • President Erdogan said Su-35s and Su-57s are a possible alternative to American planes
  • The Turkish leader plans to meet Trump next month at the United Nations General Assembly in New York
Topic |   Turkey

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Moscow. Photo: AFP
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