Eastern Asia

USA-DPRK: Torpedoing the Outcome of the 2005 ...

SU753452342To resolve the nuclear crisis in 2003, six-party talks were established, on which three main groups were formed. The first camp was North Korea, the second – the United States, joined by Japan. The third, the most important and…

US-DPRK: The Second Phase of the Nuclear Cris...

K6454342The accepted American version of the story about the start of the second phase of the nuclear crisis, and which is customary for audiences of non-Korea experts, usually goes something like this: “in 2003, against…

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…

US-DPRK: The Treacherous Withdrawal from the ...

3242342The reason for this series of articles was US President D.Trump’s famous saying that “Being nice to Rocket Man hasn’t worked in 25 years” and peaceful dialogue cannot neutralize the aggression of the DPRK. Similar statements have…

Otto Warmbier Law and Other Elements of the U...

O8801656On October 24, 2017, the US Congress House approved the draft law by an overwhelming majority (455 deputies for, and two against) on the introduction of the new…

Trump’s Asia Tour Sees Chinese Win-Win in Swi...

09981567Regardless of Trump’s pre-election anti-China rhetoric, the US president’s maiden visit to Asia has proved that the US relations with China are far from antagonistic. Two things have happened during this visit that clearly point not…

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…

Will ‘Ignorance’ Become the Reason for a War ...

63423423Although the trends leading to the aggravation have not altogether disappeared, the absence of new missile tests or ambitious statements is perceived by the mass consciousness as a certain relax of tension. However, the author would…

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…

Korea: Still at the Red Line

5623432424Not long ago, the author described the situation on the Korean Peninsula as still at the red line, and although the past month seemed to be without incidents, we cannot say that the crisis has ended. The DPRK has behaved relatively calmly, and South Korean experts managed to make…

The Problems of Moon Jae-in’s Energy Policy

7755 Journal NEO CollageNot so long ago, we talked about the great purge of Moon Jae-in instigated to strengthen his political position. Without this, many of his projects, especially populistic initiatives, risk being buried, not unlike the similar ideas of his predecessors. In this context, let us…

The Tragedy of Sewol: A New Investigation?

5241231231On 13 October 2017, the new presidential administration of the Republic of Korea filed a petition to the prosecutor’s office about the start of a new investigation into the tragedy of the vehicle-passenger ferry Sewol. The ferry, carrying…


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