Eastern Asia

Drinking Water Mismanagement is a Sure Way to...

DWM6546232Among the most pressing challenges of today one can find the growing shortage of fresh water for everyday use, which can lead to wars and mass migrations to those areas where water will still be readily available. Marshes, rivers, lakes and other…

China’s Golem Babies: There is Another Agenda

1543232396957The shocking news that a team of scientists working in China have managed to gene-edit the DNA of recently-born human twins to allegedly make them genetically immune to a HIV infection is more than bizarre and irresponsible. It suggests that certain researchers are making dangerous…

On Status of Military Ties between US and Sou...

Having written about implementing the inter-Korean summit agreements on military aspects, we will now wait and see what effect this will have on the military cooperation between South Korea and the USA, either when it comes to staging joint military drills or reaching a new…

Xi Jinping Visits Nations of Southeast Asia

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The Chinese leader’s one-week tour began on 15 November and included visits to Papua New Guinea, Brunei and the Philippines. These countries are situated in a region that has borne witness to clearly heightened tensions, on various “fronts”, between the two world powers, the USA and China. The escalations are particularly noticeable on the backdrop…

Who is Winning the US-Chinese AI Arms Race?

AIS534322Information technology has already transformed virtually every aspect of modern civilization. The rise of artificial intelligence and the ability of systems to train themselves rather than be programmed, allowing them to perform tasks…

Preparations for Second Summit between Kim Jo...

The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, citing sources in the US administration, has reported that the next summit between the United States and DPRK was to take place as early as the middle of…

America’s Backyard is Now Part of the Multi-P...

ddewAs the caravan of Central Americans seeking a decent life recently approached the US-Mexican border’s main crossing points, President Trump sent troops with orders to shoot trespassers. When the caravan headed to other parts of the border, women and children were met with tear-gas…

Tokyo made the Absence of the Third Option to...

6753433It goes without saying that territorial disputes have always been a major cause of aggravation in bilateral relations between nations, but in the last couple decades this topic has become even more acute. As of today, more than 50 international players have unsettled…

“A Great Deception” – Washington’...

nk-1On November 12 the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) concluded, after studying satellite data and other publicly-available data on North Korea’s missile program, that there were 13 hidden military bases or facilities in North Korea whose existence…

On a Possible Meeting between Shinzo Abe and ...

JPNK456456222Reports that Japan and North Korea are holding secret talks concerning a possible meeting between Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong-un appear in the media fairly often. According to one of the latest reports, the summit is to take place in November 2018. And although the month is almost over, this is a good opportunity for us…

Japan’s Foreign Policy at Crossroads

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It is worth noting at this point that the entire world order is at a crossroads nowadays, including its chief “architects” as is, unquestionably, Japan with its third largest economy in the world. Or fourth, if we view the European Union as a single player in Europe. Notably, in this post-Cold War era a nation’s economy size and its resilience play an almost decisive…

Washington’s Dirty Fight Against China&...

12740Five years into China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative sees analysts and political circles around the globe taking stock of Beijing’s progress. This includes the Wall Street Journal in its article, “U.S. Fights China for Influence, One Project at a Time: Washington…


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