Vladimir Terehov

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Speaks on the O...

1231231231As has previously been reported in the NEO, Taiwan can be considered a “quiet backwater” (a very relative description, of course) against the backdrop of what is happening south and, in particular, north, of the island…

EU Joins Political Games in Asia-Pacific Regi...

4523123123One of the first signals of the desire of the Europeans to join the political games in South-East Asia (the key sub-region of the Asia-Pacific Region) was the speech by former French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian at…

India after Doklam Plateau Conflict

5463454352The military confrontation on the Doklam Plateau, which lasted for two and a half summer months this year, became not only the most serious test in recent years for the entire system of relations between the two largest Asian powers, but also a challenge…

Australia Joins SCS Military Parade

2342131231The two-month sail of a fleet of six vessels belonging to the Australian Navy, which started on September 4 this year, became a very remarkable event in the geopolitical game in the South China Sea, in which all leading world powers are being gradually drawn…

Theresa May Visits Japan

45234121From August 30 to September 1 this year, Prime Minister of Great Britain Theresa May (“accompanied by a delegation of business leaders”) was on a visit to Japan. As it was said in this regard on the British government website, during the visit and…

Japan on the Eve of Extraordinary Parliamenta...

652342342So the Japanese experts who believed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would use his constitutional right to prematurely dissolve the lower house of parliament (one year before the expiration of the legitimate powers of its current members)…

EU is About to Put an End to China’s Ca...

4524234234In late August, German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries issued an official letter to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in which she…

On the Current Political Situation in the Asi...

21The summer of this year has turned out to be a prolific one, especially for historic events that collectively provide an overall picture of the status and trends of the political chess game unfolding in the Asia-Pacific…

Trump on United States Policy on Afghanistan

766534532432One of the most prominent political events of recent days was President Donald Trump’s address on the United States Policy on Afghanistan, which took place at Fort Myer on August 21 this year. The overall attention to the main points…

Upon Evading a Major Conflict with China, Ind...

The possibility of a direct military confrontation between China and India on the Doklam plateau now seems to have faded. This became clear once the leading Indian newspaper Times of India reported that according to…

August 15 and the North-East Asia Conundrum

1025775685August 15 presents itself as a landmark date in the new history of the Asia-Pacific Region and, in particular, the North-East Asia Sub-Region. On this day in 1945, the then-Emperor of Japan, Hirohito, issued a historical statement…

Manila Hosted Discussions of the Southeast As...

At the beginning of August, Manila, Philippines hosted a number of international forums including foreign ministers of a number of states. These events played an important role in preparations for a number of summits (planned for…


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