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How sincere is London in its desire to normalize relations with Beijing?

On September 29, in an interview with Channel News Asia, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, who was appointed by new Prime Minister Liz Truss, said with typical British duplicity that the kingdom allegedly wants to normalize relations with the PRC. J. Cleverly, however, stressed that Beijing should play a major role in this process, specifying that China’s relationship with…

On the major players’ activities on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly

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Perhaps more than ever, the 77th regular session of the UN General Assembly is being actively used by major world players in events missing from the agenda of this esteemed organization. It is by no means an exception in this regard, as the same is observed during scheduled meetings of other…

Yemen’s devastating seven-year war continues unabated

The ongoing seven-year war in Yemen remains an important element of the wider Middle East conflict. Following the end of a Yemeni truce on October 2, Mohammed Abdessalam of the Ansar Allah group ruling in the North, who is head of the Houthis delegation in talks with the government, said the parties to the conflict in the country were unable to agree to extend the truce that has been in place…

Why has Turkey refused to recognize Russia’s new borders?

As is already well known, referendums were held in the LPR and DPR as well as in Kherson and Zaporozhye regions from September 23 to 27 on the issue of giving up belonging to Ukraine and becoming part of the Russian Federation. They were monitored by a large number of foreign observers who confirmed the free will of the inhabitants of these regions and compliance…

Where will Europe have to move its industrial production?

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The vulnerability of the world, especially Europe, to importing fossil fuels from abroad was already shown by the oil crisis of the 1970s. Europe began to gradually cope with it only a decade later. In a way, the winning move at that time was to actively build nuclear power plants in order to produce high-tech energy themselves. Given the disastrous effects of the 1970s energy crisis…

How Long Can Indonesia Balance between the PRC and the US?

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The global confrontation between the superpowers, the PRC and the US, affects every country in the world in one way or another. However, it primarily affects countries within the direct sphere of influence of competing giants. While the US sphere of influence is geographically fragmented and may include African and Asian countries…

What is the Likelihood of a “Reset” in Australia-New Zealand Relations?

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On May 23, 2022 parliamentary elections resulted in the swearing-in of Anthony Albanese, head of Australia’s victorious Labor Party, as the country’s new Prime Minister. Many analysts were confident that Australia would see a major shift in its foreign policy as a result of the political reshuffle, as the South Pacific region…

Saudi Arabia’s Achievements and its National Day

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On September 23, Saudis solemnly and widely celebrated their National Day to commemorate the reunification of their country 90 years ago.  From the liberation of Riyadh in 1902 until unity was proclaimed in 1932, King Abdul Aziz Al Saud managed to unite his kingdom, transforming over a dozen separate and feuding principalities, emirates and sheikhdoms…

Crazy Fakes as a Sign of “Cartoon Reality”

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More recently, we have been looking at a fake story about North Korea supplying arms to Russia, which the author believes to have originated from a Telegram channel of dubious validity. Unfortunately, the story had two curious sequels. First, the excitement reached such a level that on September 21, 2022, the Vice Director General of the General Bureau of Equipment…

China Stands against the United States’ Violation of International Law

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To date, US-China relations have steadily deteriorated. One of the reasons for the cooling of relations between the two countries is Beijing’s growing ambition to gain control of the South Pacific region, while Washington intends to thwart China’s growing military and economic power. To maintain their current position…

PRC-DPRK Relations in 2021-2022; the Political Aspect

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Following a series of articles on the interaction between Seoul and Beijing, it is worth examining what the communication between Beijing and Pyongyang has looked like. Kim and Xi have constantly exchanged personal messages. For example, on March 23, 2021 Kim Jong-un sent a verbal personal message to Xi Jinping, informing…


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