Vladimir Terehov

The Taiwan Issue Remains a Major Thorn in the Side of US-Chinese Relations

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The current state of the Taiwan problem has always been a good indicator for assessing the situation, both in the Indo-Pacific region as a whole and in relations between the two leading world powers, the United States and China. Meanwhile, a number of noteworthy recent events, which in one way or another affect this problem, point…

On the Japanese Prime Minister’s Trip to the US

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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s visit to the United States on April 16-17 this year and his talks with President Joe Biden were quite remarkable for a number of reasons. The main results of this event are outlined in the Joint Statement published on the White House website. The document consists of a preamble and three named sections. At the outset…

On Sergey Lavrov’s Trip to India and Pakistan

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s trip to India and Pakistan during his most recent overseas tour is rather noteworthy for several important reasons. The first and probably the most important, is that the very fact of this tour, as well as the visit of Lavrov to China three weeks earlier, is another strong indication of the general shift of the focus of global political…

The Olympic Movement at the Present Stage of the Great Game

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Apparently, the international Olympic movement is nearing its most serious trials since its reincarnation in the late 19th century, from 393 AD, when this religious-pagan act was prohibited by the Roman Christian emperor Theodosius 1 (“the Great”). This reincarnation itself, apparently, was considered by its initiators as one of the most important projects in the series of those…

Asia’s Problems Must Be Solved by Asian Countries

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A series of recent events involving China, Japan and India allows us to revisit the theme of the growing influence of these three leading Asian countries on the nature of developments in the Indo-Pacific region. This fact is of particular importance against the backdrop of the continuing decline of the US role in the world in general and in the region in particular…

President Joe Biden’s Answer to BRI

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It is becoming clearer, to a certain extent, what US President Joe Biden was referring to in his comments about the first conversation (since his inauguration on January 20, 2021) over the telephone with China’s leader Xi Jinping on February 11 of this year. During a discussion with US senators the following day, the new US leader made…

Europeans Join the Propaganda Attacks on China due to the Situation in the XUAR

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The situation in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is shifting toward the center of the propaganda attacks being waged against it by the United States, along with some of its European allies. At the same time, other national autonomous regions in the PRC (primarily Tibet), Hong Kong, and the issue of Taiwan are anything but forgotten…

On the Indian Trip of the US Secretary of Defense

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Beginning on March 19 of this year, the three-day visit to India by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was the final act of his first foreign tour after being appointed to this post in the administration of President Biden. Previously, along with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, he visited Japan and the Republic of Korea, that is, two countries that are allies with the United States…

Regarding the US-China Meeting in Anchorage

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An important and in many ways remarkable event at the present stage of world politics were the negotiations held on March 18-19 in Anchorage, the capital of the American state of Alaska, by representative delegations of the two leading world powers. The US was represented by Assistant to the President for National Security Jake Sullivan and Secretary…

Senkaku /Diaoyu Islands Issue Discussed at US-Japan 2+2 Meeting

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During the visit to Japan (as well as South Korea) by US Secretaries of State and Defense, the scheduled US-Japan Security Consultative Committee (2+2) meeting took place in Tokyo on March 16 of this year. It is worth noting once again that engaging with one another in such a format is indicative (with rare exceptions) of a great deal…

The First Summit of the Quad Took Place

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The first (video) summit of the so-called “Quad” countries, including the United States, Japan, India, and Australia, held on March 12 this year, certainly belongs to the events of paramount importance of the current stage of the “Great World Game”. Because this configuration is seen by its initiator, the United States, as the “leaven” of the process of forming a full-fledged politico-military…

On the Current Situation in Sino-Indian Relations

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The list of several major plot arcs of the current stage of the “Great World Game” includes the Sino-Indian one. For fairly obvious reasons, its importance will only increase over time. Therefore, the transformation of relations between the two Asian giants deserves special attention in the context of other similarly important subjects, one of the main actors of which remains…


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