Vladimir Terehov

On the major players’ activities on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly


Perhaps more than ever, the 77th regular session of the UN General Assembly is being actively used by major world players in events missing from the agenda of this esteemed organization. It is by no means an exception in this regard, as the same is observed during scheduled meetings of other…

US Postpones Passage of “Taiwan Policy” Bill


In this author’s latest article on the Taiwan issue, it is important to note the development of its central point to date, namely the apparent strengthening in the last year or two of that faction of the US establishment which stands for abandoning the so-called “strategy of uncertainty” in its approach to Taiwan. Unlike the still iconic for many former…

Futenma Remains a Thorn in the Side of US-Japanese Relations


The fate of the US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, one of several operated by the US military on Okinawa, has been discussed many times in the NEO and is noteworthy from several angles. Above all, however, because not only are the answers to the two traditional questions “Who is to blame?” and “What is to be…

On the Current Situation in Pakistan


The topic of political developments in and around Pakistan (remember, a de facto nuclear power!) was left in a state that can be characterized by a few key points. First, the struggle between the faction led by the Pakistan Muslim League (N), which came to power in April this year, and the sidelined faction led by the Movement for Justice continued. The struggle between…

The Factor of the Unification Church in Japan’s Current Domestic and Foreign Policies


This magazine has already discussed Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s radical reshuffling of his cabinet on August 10 this year and the extent to which this decision may have been influenced by various contacts between former Japanese ministers and a certain quasi-religious cult. The cult in question is an offshoot…

On the First Ministerial Meeting of IPEF Member Countries


On September 8-9, the first meeting of the trade ministers of the member countries of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, which is oftentimes abbreviated to, for some reason, only IPEF (rather than, say, IPEFP), was held in Los Angeles. US President Joe Biden announced the very fact of this association being created on May 23 this year in Tokyo…

On the Visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India


The visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India from September 5 to 8 this year represents a notable development in the game being played by both local and global actors in the Indo-Pacific region. The latter undoubtedly already include India. As for Bangladesh, its place in the said game needs some comment. Bangladesh can…

No Change in Australia’s Foreign Policy Course under the New Government


Three and a half months after the change of government in Australia, a country of considerable geopolitical significance in the Indo-Pacific region, the developments in its foreign policy can be fairly accurately summarized, in the words of the above headline, as “no change.” That is despite the attempts (which, in reality…

Natural Disaster and Domestic Political Developments in Pakistan


Alas, the everyday wisdom of “misfortunes never coming alone” finds its confirmation in the world of politics as well. The author’s first reaction to news of a natural cataclysm of unprecedented proportions in Pakistan also boiled down to a popular saying, “They could have really done without that.” For Pakistan is on…

Revising the Chronicles of the Taiwan Issue


Previously NEO discussed the most notable recent development around Taiwan – the sensational visit by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives. To the author’s assessment of this event it can be added that it did not introduce anything fundamentally new into Washington’s position on the Taiwan issue. In the US expert community this position is often…

On the Yasukuni Shrine Factor in Another Ceremony in Japan Marking the End of the War in the Pacific


At the outset, a few words about the dates by which countries mark events of international significance. It is quite common for something to be perceived as the same event, but its beginning and end are dated differently by different countries. In Japan, the date August 15, 1945 is significant because …

On the 75th Anniversary of the Dissolution of British India


On August 14 and 15, 2022, Pakistan and India celebrated 75 years of independence, which was the result of an Act of the British Parliament passed in the summer of 1947 and approved by King George VI a month before the above dates. This was a practical embodiment of the long-standing (as early as the second half of the 19th century) postulate of …

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