Eastern Asia

News on South Korea’s Domestic Policy: the Sa...

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The breaking news at the end of last year concerned the split in the conservative wing. As a reminder, on…

South Korea in the Center of the Acute Situat...

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The beginning of 2017 was marked by the aggravation of the situation in Northeast Asia. And this time the Republic of Korea (ROK) was in the center of this negative trend. We are talking about the consequences of the problem of…

On the Latest Tension around the Yasukuni Shr...

3423423423On December 29, 2016, the government of the Republic of Korea expressed its vehement protest to the Japanese authorities about the visit made by the Minister of Defense of Japan, Tomomi Inada, to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo…

Is it time to Get Rid of the Monument to R...

342312312312There has been a drastic increase in tension in the relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea: the Ambassador in Seoul and the Consul General in Busan have been temporary withdrawn, the talks on foreign exchange swaps have…

Chinese Military Reclaims the Miyako Strait

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On December 25, a Chinese aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, used the Strait of Miyako as a passage way out of the East China Sea into the Pacific Ocean, accompanied by five other Chinese Navy surface ships. The strait separates…

Odd Facts About the Scandal Surrounding Park ...

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Watching the next round of the Korean factional struggle and subsequently failing to build a logical and consistent version of the events surrounding this quagmire, the author has constantly felt…

Shinzo Abe’s Visit to Pearl Harbor

342342131231During Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe trip to Hawaii, which occurred at the very end of December, he paid a visit to the Pearl Harbor memorial to honor American servicemen who died on December 7, 1941. This day in history was…

What will the new South Korean President be f...

200934052On New Year’s Eve, the author will allow himself to get distracted from the routine affairs by pondering what the Republic of Korea is expecting after Park Geun-hye. Whoever comes to power…

The War over History in the Republic of Korea

20140702215440318701202In our previous publication on the war over the history of South Korea we covered the heated discussions around the attempts to create a unified national history textbook for junior and secondary schools, which was composed “in order to form…

China and the Butterfly Effect

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Sometimes small victories or positive actions are almost as important as major international ones as they can give a new quality of impulse to many related developments, what physicists call the “butterfly effect.” To be more precise, a butterfly effect says that “a small…

As US Berates Russia For Political Meddling, ...

3423423423Despite a concerted backlash against what US political leaders and policymakers claim is Russian interference in America’s internal politics, the US continues to openly interfere in the internal politics of other nations worldwide…

DPRK: Rumours, Rations and Refugees

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I would like to start another essay about the economic situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with the chart published in open access by the Yonhap news agency. It is official information showing population growth…


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