Eastern Asia

Even After Sanctions, North Korea has a Lot t...

5674523234Politics of sanctions is not known to have been an effective source of bringing about political change. This is particularly evident from the way Iran has thwarted the US and EU sanctions in the last decade or so, and this is even…

“What If” the North Korean Crisis is in the B...

438592What if North Korea is being cut off from world markets to shore up big mining businesses in the west? As crazy as this sounds, one was of explaining the crazy logic and policy moves from Pyongyang is to think outside the box…

On the Military Activity of the Republic of K...

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Against the background of the news on the military activity of the North, the untrained reader may have a misleading impression that the Republic of Korea is like an innocent schoolgirl whose throat is held at the edge of a knife by a North Korean hooligan, and that…

EU is About to Put an End to China’s Ca...

4524234234In late August, German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries issued an official letter to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in which she…

North Korea and the UN Sanctions Merry Go Rou...

56345345On 11 September 2017 the UN Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2375 imposing further sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest nuclear test. This was the latest and ninth such resolution since 2006. There…

On the Release of Pastor Lim Hyun-Soo

415026662034477On August 9, 2017 DPRK authorities released Canadian pastor, Hyeon Soo Lim, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of conducting subversive activities. As reported by the Korean Central News Agency, the Supreme Court of…

“Too Much Coal” – Grabbing Energy Marke...

4521323123After a two year slump, coal, iron, and everything related to mining is seeing a boom. Entities on the New York Stock Exchange linked to the extraction of minerals from the earth are seeing their profits go up. Like most things in…

New Silk Road Shall Bring ASEAN Countries Clo...

85676767It is a well known fact that the “New Silk Road” project of China (NSR) implies the creation of a wide and dense transport network covering the entire Eurasian continent…

August 15 and the North-East Asia Conundrum

1025775685August 15 presents itself as a landmark date in the new history of the Asia-Pacific Region and, in particular, the North-East Asia Sub-Region. On this day in 1945, the then-Emperor of Japan, Hirohito, issued a historical statement…

China and Sri Lanka Jointly Invest in Hambant...

452343242Half a year ago, the NEO wrote on the deep political passions that were stirring up between India and China in connection with a concession agreement that was expected to be signed between the a state-run Chinese firm Merchants Port…

On the ‘Asia-Africa Growth CorridorR...

i09775674With the recent collocations and slogans representing various projects in the sphere of inter-state economic activity, at the end of May, a new “Asia Africa Growth Corridor”, AAGR, was added to the list. The appearance of this project was…

Continuity of Agenda: Trump’s “Fi...

785234234The United States has issued a provocative threat to North Korea of “fire and fury.” Following it up, the Guardian would report in its article, “Trump on North Korea: maybe ‘fire and fury’ wasn’t tough enough threat,” further…


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