Vladimir Terehov

Australia’s “White Paper on Forei...

A56343422Australia’s “The White Paper on Foreign Policy” published on November 23 ) is important for a number of reasons. Mainly because we are talking about the first document of this kind for the last 14 years from a country…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Fate was Disc...

T342342Among the most noticeable events that took place on the sidelines of the latest APEC summit (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation), held on November 10-11 of this year in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang, activities that attracted the greatest interest were at the Ministerial level, and…

The Initiative of Four Emerges in Manila

90c3d3b2fdcafdd55eab33fe3a775e28--james-mattis-live-streamPreviously, we have mentioned that various international forums, which were initially associated with serious positive expectations, have today turned mainly into political vanity fairs. In assessing the peculiarities of the modern global game, these events are not of interest…

Comfort Women Reappear on Current Political S...

DK5R3rYVAAAxjLpLife is full of curveballs. On November 7, 2017, President of the United States Donald Trump winded up his visit to Japan, which was part of his relatively smooth tour of Asia; later, on the same day, he arrived in South Korea, the country that he was to visit next on his…

Donald Trump’s Visit to China

6452342342November 8-9 marked Donald Trump’s visit to the PRC, which was his first trip there since his inauguration. We reiterate that Beijing became a central point for all stops over Donald Trump’s almost two-week long Asian tour. However, it was already the second official meeting between…

India in No Hurry to Dispatch Troops to Afgha...

I64564543534From October 23 to October 25 of this year, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarked on a trip to a number of countries in the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia. His main task was to look for answers to the questions…

Certain Events on the Eve of the ASEAN Forums

64645454The period immediately preceding a series of current events held on the basis of the ASEAN (including the jubilee forum dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association) was marked by some facts and occurrences…

Japan Holds Extraordinary Parliamentary Elect...

4534234234As expected, the extraordinary elections to the Lower House of Parliament, held in Japan on October 22, culminated in the victory of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. As of October 23, of the total number of 465 parliamentary…

NAFTA: A Third Failure?

341231231The most obvious and significant evidence of radical changes in the world order (which began with the ascension of the new administration of the United States) is the effective collapse of two regional partnerships: the Transatlantic…

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…


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