Eastern Asia

What Putin and Abe Were Discussing in Moscow

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The latest visit of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Moscow, that occurred on April 27, has undoubtedly been a milestone event that will shape the bilateral relations between Moscow and Tokyo in the future, thus affecting…

2017 Global Political Climate Prognosis. Have...

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The middle of April 2017 has been marked by a new aggravation on the Korean Peninsula and a high probability of a US preemptive strike on the facilities of the North Korean nuclear missile program. However, amidst…

Just Who Does Pose the Greater Threat in Kore...

4523423434The election of Donald Trump as US President has seen the ramping up of US rhetoric about North Korea. Trump recently demanded that China should use its influence with the North Koreans and if China did not intervene, then…

Japan’s Shifting Position on the Nuclea...

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At the end of the last month, the UN Headquarters in the city of New York witnessed the first session of the International Conference that was aimed at drafting a comprehensive plan that would allow the international community to…

China-North Korean Relations of the Last Year...

23423123123Touching upon the topic of difficulties with the PRC and RK, we will talk about the DPRK. Here, on the one hand, Beijing demonstrates loyalty to the UN resolutions on sanctions, which it can formally fulfill; on the other, it…

Anti-Korean Sentiments Becoming Widespread in...

56343213123South Korean media has used the escalation of crisis in relations between China and South Korea, which has been all-the-more fueled in the wake of the deployment of an American missile defense system on South Korean territory…

Japan Joins the Games Around Taiwan

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Big-league politics, like everyday life, is characterized by the fact that focusing on minor events may confirm or cast doubt on customary opinions on some important processes, especially when these events are superimposed on…

Donald Trump vs. North Korea: Waking Up To Sm...

534234234It didn’t take long. After all the talk about stopping US involvement in expensive foreign wars, a new target has emerged – North Korea, the one country no one wants to pick a fight with because you never know what it is likely…

Sino-US Trade War is Unlikely to Cool Down

5462342343As China’s Xi Jinping is visiting Washington, the US-China relations have seen a dramatic twist on the question of North Korea’s nuclear programme. While North Korea remains a contentious issue on its own, it is the Sino-US trade…

Will the New “Great Silk Road” Connect Europe...

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Two notable events of late March of this year on the European and Asian continents provide a good reason to once again turn to the current state of China-EU relations. The main issue here revolves around the EU Rome Summit that was conducted on the occasion of the 60th anniversary…

China’s Soft Power Policy in South-East Asia

579803174China’s “soft” diplomacy is aimed at increasing the country’s attractiveness and improving its image to increase its influence in the world and create favorable conditions for strengthening its economic positions by means of such…

Are the Japanese Navy Ships Going on a Tour?

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As regular as it may sound, one is bound to note that there’s a rapid acceleration of political processes that can be observed in the world today in general and in the Asia-Pacific region in particular. It seems that only yesterday NEO was reporting on the chances of a possible…


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