Eastern Asia

The Diplomatic Crisis Around “Comfort Women”:...

916A778Many of the author’s materials have been devoted to the surge of tension associated with the so-called ‘Comfort Women’ problem (Kor.: Wianbu) and the unsuccessful attempt to resolve the problem under Park Geun-hye. However, before we analyse the crisis in more detail about this…

What Marked the Beginning of 2018 in Indo-Chi...

MJ763454352The fundamental influence of Sino-Indian relations, which are constantly under surveillance of NEO, can hardly be doubted, not only on the situation in Indo-Pacific Regions (IPR), but also in the world as a whole. A month earlier, it was difficult to disagree…

What Should Moon Jae-in Do to Establish an In...

015a2383ff5f3619cab9fef3b96b4642In the previous articles, we have already mentioned about the straddling the fence policy of new President of the Republic of Korea. On the one hand, Moon Jae-in actively lobbies American policy toward the DPRK, and on the other hand constantly…

Why has the US ‘Changed Its Mind’ on North Ko...

DT9086856Were we to believe the official, the Trumpian, narrative on the US’ change of attitude towards North Korea and how the US has embraced North-South talks, we would end up believing that the US president Trump was previously “too tough” on North Korea and that he has only…

USA – North Korea: Failed Attempt at Di...

N63534134On 13 December 2017, at a Washington forum organized jointly by the Korean foundation and the analytical center of the Atlantic Council, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated, “The U.S. is ready to begin negotiations with the DPRK at any time “when it wants to and we…

Wacky Nuclear Politics About to Blow Up the U...

4431One does not need to have grown up in the age of “duck and cover” to understand that the nuclear scare that we are now experiencing could have been inspired from the script of Dr. Strangelove, written by of Stanley Kubrick as a black comedy that…

On the Roots of Anti-Japan Moods in South Kor...

S44656234324The interest that has been generated by the author’s articles on the scandals around the Yasukuni shrine and other articles on our web-site on the “comfort women” problem has encouraged the author to take a closer look at the inception of much of the hard-core anti-Japanese…

On Japanese-South Korea Relations

JS4646234234From the world media reports dedicated to the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the wrong impression might be given, that the source of the “world evil”, which is presented as the DPRK, is opposed by the military-political alliance composed of the United States, Japan, and…

Talks Between the Two Koreas: Olympic Backgro...

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The author’s last article, on a rapproche- ment between the two Koreas, was completed just before the high level talks which took place on 9 January 2018 at the Panmunjon border point in the de-militarized zone. The last meeting at similar…

The US-China Trade War is More Likely Now Tha...

64ss2Ever since coming into power, the US president Donald Trump has been doing his best to live up to his promises and election pledges. This has already led to the US’ exit from the Paris agreement, the scrapping of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, and review of the US-Iran…

Russian and Japan are Building Up the Economi...

J5645234324As is well known, both the geographical position of Japan and its need for the import of hydrocarbon fuels have facilitated the development of relations of that country with Russia. Only the long-standing Kuril Islands dispute stopped Japan from becoming one of the main…

America’s Shifting Position on Taiwan I...

82018010506It’s rather unfortunate that Murphy’s law stating that “anything that can go wrong will go wrong” applies to the world of international politics just as well. The conflicting positions of the US and…


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