Eastern Asia

Can the Republic of Korea be Called a Role-Model of Democracy?

Against the background of “tightening the screws” in Russia, the topic of Russia just catching up to the North Korea…

China’s Global Political Shift

I have been to China over the years more than a dozen times. I have spoken with people at all…

The Ban on the United Progressive Party in the Republic of Korea

The opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) quits the political arena. On December 19, 2014, the Constitutional Court of the Republic…

Korean Peninsula: Christmas “Tree of Discord”

We have not once described the process of inter-Korean relations and rather complicated and very volatile. The course of President…

China is Ready to Support Russia

At the most tense period of currency turbulence in Russia when its enemies were noting with satisfaction that “the country…

Japan: the Political Landscape after the Elections

The latest early election for the lower house of Japan’s parliament has ended with a crushing victory for the Liberal…

The Election Results in Japan

The pre-term re-elections to the Lower House of the Japanese Parliament were held on December 14. The decision to do…

Japan: The Law on State Secret

Despite the extensive criticism from non-governmental organizations, politicians, and lawyers both in Japan and abroad, the law on protection of…

How much can the “Trust-Building Process” be trusted?

Among the inter-Korean games the trendy new term "trust-building process" refers to moving on from ex-president Lee Myung-bak confrontational policy.…

US Citizens Released by North Korea: the Unpleasant Truth

Against the background of hysteria surrounding the issue of human rights in North Korea, news that the horrible totalitarian regime…

Fight Against Cyber Warfare and the so-called “Goodware”

Cyber-attacks are becoming rather commonplace in today's world. Apart from individual hackers, acting alone or in teams of associate, cyber…

A New Step in Discrediting Human Rights Activities

So, the next step in the promotion of "human rights issues in North Korea" has been taken. On November 18,…

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