RT America -- August 22, 2017

US State Department ‘in limbo regarding Afghanistan’ – analyst

In Trump’s Afghanistan policy speech, he suggested that he would try to hold Pakistan to account in the regional conflict as prior US administrations had not. But does a strong-arm approach work with a nuclear state like Pakistan? John Sitilides, foreign policy principal at Trilogy Advisors, joins RT America’s Manila Chan to discuss.

‘Insane, confrontational policy’: Russia & China balk at new sanctions 

Tensions continue to rise between North Korea and the US, both countries calling out each other for belligerence at a United Nations forum on nuclear weapons on Tuesday. RT America’s Ashlee Banks reports on the world-imperiling spat. The US also rolled out new sanctions against Russian and Chinese entities and individuals with ties to North Korea, a move condemned by both countries.