Vladimir Terehov

Taiwan’s 2020 General Election

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The Taiwanese general election was held on January 11, 2020 to elect the President and Vice President, as well as…

Update on Issues Stemming from Border Disputes between India and PRC

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The 22nd Meeting of the Special Representatives for Settlement of the India-China Boundary Question was held on December 21, 2019 in New Delhi. Interests of the PRC were represented by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, while those of India by Ajit Doval, the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister…

The US Presents Yet Another Anti-Chinese Bill

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The author was going to address the situation around Taiwan once more after the results of the general election scheduled for January 11, 2020, during which the President, Vice-President and all 113 members of the unicameral parliament will be elected. However, a multitude of events have occurred in quick succession, all in one way or another related to Taiwan…

Geopolitical Ramifications of the “Cloak and Dagger” Operation in Iraq

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The murder of the renowned Iranian General Kassem Suleimani, who was in command of Iran’s special operations unit known as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, has effectively become the talk of the week, provoking an unprecedented amount of remarks and comments across the media. Now, let’s examine this situation from…

On some of the Significant Events in East Asia towards the End of 2019

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There has been a series of events that have shaped the overall political landscape in East Asia, and all of the events which have been more or less significant are worth reflecting on. After all, this is the first place where we see the interests of the world’s two most powerful countries collide — the United States and China. Japan’s return to…

Second US-India 2+2 Dialogue Starts Amid Escalating Tensions in Both Countries

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On December 18, 2019, US Secretaries of State and Defense convened with their Indian counterparts at their second annual meeting, commonly referred to as ‘2+2 dialogue.’ The first 2+2 meeting between the countries took place on September 6, 2018, in Delhi. And it should be noted that the presence of such a political…

Japan is Becoming More Active in Greater Middle East

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We have pointed out on more than on occasion in the New Eastern Outlook that one of the most distinctive features of the current stage of the Big Game of Politics has been the gradual return of both losers of World War II to it, i.e. Japan and Germany. And it is important to highlight that they are re-entering…

India’s 2019 Legislative Season

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India’s 2019 legislative season is nearly finished. And it has been fruitful on account of lawmakers’ fairly controversial activities. In fact, it is not the entire year but the second half we are referring to here. Various political forces within India itself and in other countries have described the resulting legislature in polar opposite ways…

Kartarpur Corridor Becomes Complicated

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The inauguration of the visa-free Kartarpur Corridor at one of the India-Pakistan border crossings only took place a month ago on November 9. We have not even had enough time for a cautious celebration, but there already seems to have been some truth in the sneaking suspicion that “something is still not quite right here…

The Run-Up to Taiwan’s General Election

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On January 11, 2020, general elections will be held in Taiwan to elect the President and Vice President, as well as all 113 members of the unicameral Legislative Yuan. These elections are held every four years and are the highlight of the island’s political life. The event has also received a great deal of attention from abroad…

The Japanese-Indian 2+2 Dialog’s Begun: What Could This Mean for the Situation in the Region?

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A Japanese delegation headed by Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi and Minister of Defense Taro Kono paid a visit to India between November 20 and December 1, during which talks were held with their Indian counterparts, Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar…

Elections in Hong Kong

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The Hong Kong District Council elections were held on 24 November 2019 for all of its 18 District Councils. Various political parties, described as pan-democratic in Beijing and pro-democratic by the Western media outlets, swept to an overwhelming victory after winning 85 % of the votes (cast by the electorate who came…


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