New Eastern Outlook

2020 Sep 15 - 1:59pm
Over the last forty years of Afghanistan’s tragic military history (the war in the 1980s, the civil war in the 1990s and the US occupation since 2001), opium has always played a role in the fate of the country. The sad irony is that Afghanistan’s unique ecology coupled with US military policy in the region has turned the landlocked country into the world’s first drug state. The trafficking of illegal drugs affects the economy, political...
Tags: afghanistan, Central Asia, Columns, junktag (ignore), Locations, junktag (ignore)
2020 Sep 15 - 1:59am
The Prophet Enoch is a well-known figure in the Old Testament. Consequently his name has been popular as a personal name at certain periods, with parents of Jewish and Christian backgrounds naming their sons after him. The name never used to have any significance, except in reference to the biblical figure, other family members or some minor celebrity used to be the fictional character “Aynuk”, who features in comic dialogues with his mate “...
Tags: Columns, Europe, junktag (ignore), Locations, Society
2020 Sep 15 - 1:05am
Big power rivalry is often characterized by alliances and counter-alliances, involving smaller countries on both sides of the rivalry. Big powers thus tend to engage in a race for winning more and more allies to their side. This is precisely what is happening in the Asia-Pacific region where the US’ so-called “Indo-Pacific Strategy” has triggered forces of alliances and counter-alliances. The “Indo-Pacific Strategy” is largely aimed at...
Tags: Columns, junktag (ignore), Locations, junktag (ignore), Russia in the World
2020 Sep 14 - 7:59pm
In the last two or three months, leading media around the world have been paying attention to the “imminent” signing of a bilateral document, described as a Trade and Military Partnership, between China and Iran. The New York Times claims to obtain “an 18-page proposed agreement”. This may well be the case, as the subject-matter of the partnership has been discussed in several recent meetings between the Foreign Ministers of China...
Tags: China, Columns, Eastern Asia, Economics, junktag (ignore), Locations
2020 Sep 14 - 1:30pm
In recent years, Australia has established increasingly close economic relations with China yet, at the same time, it relies on a strategic alliance with the United States being the guarantor of its defense capability. But Australia’s growing dependence on trade with China is having an increasing impact on foreign policy. Canberra is finding it difficult to maintain a balance between its leading trading partner, China, and its major ally...
Tags: Asian-Pacific region, Australia, Columns, Economics, junktag (ignore), Locations
2020 Sep 13 - 1:25pm
In the United States, participants in the presidential election that will be held on November 3, have been determined. The Republican nominee is the White House’s current head, Donald Trump, and the Democratic nominee is former Vice President Joe Biden. In this context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea has launched a working group to forecast election results and analyze the promises and political positions of the...
Tags: Columns, Eastern Asia, junktag (ignore), Locations, North Korea, junktag (ignore)
2020 Sep 12 - 1:39pm
US Ambassador to Tbilisi Kelly Degnan, a wiry lady with a striking military appearance, with precise cavalry pressure, began to implement in her activities the instructions she received from the White House to strengthen the militant positions of the United States in Georgia and Transcaucasia as a whole. The soldiers of the 2nd cavalry regiment of the US armed forces and the 18th military police brigade personnel arrived in Georgia at the end...
Tags: Caucasus, Columns, junktag (ignore), Georgia, Locations, junktag (ignore)
2020 Sep 12 - 1:43am
In some very rare cases, it is better to read British conservative, right-wing press, like The Economist or the Telegraph, instead of the mainstream liberal sheets like The Independent or The Guardian. That is if one wants to come somehow closer to the truth. The Economist is extremely biased; it is pre-historically conservative, anti-Russian, anti-Chinese, and laughably cold-war-style – anti-Communist. But it has some breaks and limits,...
Tags: China, Columns, Eastern Asia, Locations, junktag (ignore)
2020 Sep 11 - 8:59pm
Permanent Representative of Niger to the United Nations Abdou Abarry, who took over as President of the UN Security Council, said he supported the statement that no further action can be taken concerning the request submitted by the US to reinstate UN sanctions against Iran, since the body’s 15 members cannot reach a consensus. Moreover, thirteen Council members argue that Washington’s attempt to reimpose UN sanctions against Iran is has...
Tags: Columns, Iran, Locations, Middle East, junktag (ignore)
2020 Sep 11 - 1:59pm
Only a few days ago, the author discussed what could be behind the move to leave out the “Republic of China” (ROC) title on the official name plate of the Taiwan Representative Office in the Republic of Somaliland (which practically none of the nations recognize as a state). And, more recently, there has been another piece of news about a redesigned cover for the ROC passport (to be introduced in January of next year) that has yet again given...
Tags: China, Columns, Eastern Asia, Locations, junktag (ignore)
2020 Sep 6 - 10:50am
Despite the failure of the color revolution campaign organized by Washington, the United States and its allies show no signs of moving their attention away from Central Asia. The countries in the region continue to receive so-called “assistance” that permeates all spheres of life of the republics, implanting foreign values, undermining the authorities and interfering in internal affairs, actively trying to tear these states away from Russia and...
Tags: Central Asia, Columns, junktag (ignore), Locations, junktag (ignore)
2020 Sep 5 - 12:10pm
In 2015, during his speech at the Brookings Institution (a US research group that conducts studies and education on economics and politics), the former Chair of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke talked about whether a victorious war and an active preparation to one could become the best means for bringing the US economy from the looming crisis, especially since it is the military spending of war times that helps reap the most benefits (in terms...
Tags: Columns, junktag (ignore), Locations, junktag (ignore), USA in the World

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