Vladimir Terehov

Wendy Sherman Visits Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan

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The activity in the foreign policy arena of the first US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is impressive. Since…

On the “1992 Consensus” in PRC-Taiwan Relations

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The NEO’s increasingly frequent reference to one of the key and perhaps most dangerous issues in contemporary global politics, the situation surrounding Taiwan, is accompanied by a sense of considerable discomfort. How to designate the parties directly involved, which the Taiwan Strait separates? With one of them, everything is more or less…

Fumio Kishida Formed the New Government of Japan

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On October 4, during an extraordinary joint session of both houses of the Japanese parliament, 64-year-old Fumio Kishida was elected as the new Prime Minister. On the same day, the inauguration ceremony of him personally, as well as the composition of the new Cabinet of Ministers presented by him (also approved by parliament) provided for by the current…

Fumio Kishida is Now an Elected Head of Japan’s Ruling Party

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On September 29, Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party, which has led the country almost continuously (with two short breaks) since the mid 1950s of the last century, held party elections to its leader. In the last 10 years, the LDP, in coalition with the minority Komeito Party, whose ideology is essentially based on Buddhism…

What Could Taiwan’s Application to Join the CPTPP Mean?

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Once again we have an excuse to use the phrase “the NEO did not have time…”. This time in connection with the official appeal to the regional association Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which was made on September 17 this year by the leadership of the PRC. Just one week later…

On the Second Summit of the QUAD Participants

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On September 24, the second summit of the QUAD leaders, including Australia, India, Japan and the United States, was held in Washington. It is important to note that, unlike the first summit held six months earlier, the event at hand was a live face-to-face meeting. The NEO has been observing this project fairly regularly since it was updated (a year and…

China is Joining the CPTTP: What this Means for the Situation in the Indo-Pacific Region

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On 17th September 2021, Xinhua News Agency of the Peoples Republic of China reported that on the previous day the countrys Minister of Commerce, Wang Wentao, had sent a formal request to join the regional alliance of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement…

Another Triple Alliance is Forged?

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The unveiling of AUKUS, a new geopolitical configuration comprising Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, (the acronym comes by initial letters of the participating countries), has been one of the most remarkable events in global politics in recent weeks. For now, it is difficult to assess the nature of such a move. Chances are that this is not a new…

On Biden-Xi Phone Conversation and Some Thoughts on “Climate Science”

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The telephone conversation that took place on 9th September between the presidents of the People’s Republic of China and the USA, initiated by the latter, is well worth commenting on. Notably, this was only the second interaction between the leaders of the world’s two leading powers in over six months. During the first of these calls, carried out…

Yoshihide Suga will Not Run for Re-election as Leader of the Ruling LDP

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On September 3 this year, the current Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that he would not run for president of the ruling (still and for now) Liberal Democratic Party. It also means that he will not be able to retain his top government position in case of a (not predetermined) LDP victory in the upcoming regular…

India, France and Britain Join a Military Exercise in the Indo-Pacific Region

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The Indo-Pacific (IP) as a whole and its subregions are becoming increasingly militarized. As always, military demonstrations are designed to bolster diplomatic activity of individual players. These include, first of all, the two leading world powers – the United States and China, whose military and demonstration activity…

India and Pakistan in the Afghan Problem

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The Afghan problem keeps on bleeding. And it seems that this is not a figure of speech, bearing in mind the conflicting reports of events in the Panjshir Gorge, which could provoke a resurgence of civil strife across the country. This, along with the lack of an effective management mechanism, makes the prospect of a humanitarian disaster in a country of 40 million people quite probable (and imminent). Compared to which the world media’s replicated picture of the Kabul airport will seem like an innocent child’s prank…


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