Vladimir Terehov

Update on the Issue of Gilgit-Baltistan in the Context of the “Kashmir Problem”

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The former principality of Kashmir was among several hundreds of territories with varying degrees of autonomy on the Indian subcontinent, and in its environs, that became part of British India in the 19th century, the de facto heir to which is modern-day, completely independent Republic of India. But in terms of territory, the latter…

Taiwan after the US Elections and the RCEP has been Signed

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The outcome of the US elections (whose end is still unclear), and the signing of an agreement on forming a free trade zone involving the participation of 10 ASEAN countries, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand (the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP), are two of the most notable events in the past few years in the political game…

RCEP Agreement Signed; Without India

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Contrary to the skepticism of the author a year ago, on 15 November of this year, during one of the (video) summits based on ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations that include ten countries), the Agreement on the creation of a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed. This completes the long-term process of forming…

Taiwan Remains on the Region’s Policy Agenda

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The significance that the overarching “Taiwan problem” is acquiring in the political game unfolding in the Indo-Pacific region continues to grow steadily. Without exception, all recent events directly or indirectly related to Taiwan, have only contributed to exacerbating the already complicated relations between the two global world powers: the USA and the PRC…

First Reaction of the Leading Asian Countries to the Results of the US Elections

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The close attention widely paid to the recent election campaign in the United States is understandable. We are talking about a change in the leadership of a country, which continues to occupy the position of one of the main pillars of the modern world order. Leaving aside the theme of the nature of the “democratic procedure” in the United…

The Malabar Naval Exercises have Begun

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In the series of events that is unfolding in the Indo-Pacific region, one very remarkable event was “phase 1” (from November 3-6 this year) in the latest Malabar international naval exercises, which are most often (but not always) held in the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean. This time, the format for the Malabar exercises, and the issue of whether it would take place…

Mike Pompeo Looks to Expand Quad

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Central to the last foreign tour of US State Secretary Mike Pompeo in a number of Asian countries was a visit to India, where he and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper participated in another two-way meeting in the form of “2+2″. During the negotiations in Delhi, a wide range of issues related to both American-Indian relations and the overall situation in the Indian-Pacific Region…

The United States and India: Another Meeting in a “2+2” Format

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From 26-27 in Delhi, the third US-Indian meeting was held in the “2+2” format, which involved the ministers and secretaries responsible for foreign affairs and defense from both countries. The meeting before the last one, which was held in September 2018, was a milestone for both nations in the process of fostering US-Indian relations…

Japan and the UK Agree on the Implementation of a Free Trade Agreement

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On October 23 in Tokyo, Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Elizabeth Mary Truss known as Liz Truss, the UK Secretary of State for International Trade,  signed a bilateral document (“road map”) for the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement, which was already agreed on September 11 this year, during…

Japan’s PM to Visit to Vietnam and Indonesia

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On October 18-21, this year, Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan, visited Vietnam and Indonesia, an event far from ordinary in the complex political game unfolding in the (sub)region of Southeast Asia. This is also because Southeast Asia is a crucial element of a much larger Indo-Pacific region, shifting focus on global political processes…

On the Interview of the Taiwanese Foreign Minister to Indian TV

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For a number of reasons, the video interview given by Joseph Wu, the Taiwanese minister of foreign affairs, on October 16 to a correspondent for the Indian television company India Today is a landmark event. First of all, there is the mere fact that it took place, since one year ago this would have hardly been possible. And not because some…

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Visited India and Pakistan

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The five-day visit to India that started on October 6th this year made by the physician Abdullah Abdullah, who is the de facto second-in-command with the government in Kabul, is a very remarkable event for a number of reasons. Of these, the first, main one stems from the process that was launched involving sharp changes in the entire situation in this key country in the Central Asian region…


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