New Eastern Outlook

2020 Nov 30 - 3:59pm
The Trump administration, pursuing its adventurous policy and inciting hostility towards Russia and China, has recently repeatedly tried to demonstrate “intimidation” to Moscow and Beijing. Some times this took the form of a concentration of more and more armed forces near the borders of “two strategic adversaries” declared by Washington. One could also cite the unsuccessful provocative actions of the US Navy in the South China Sea or the...
Tags: Columns, junktag (ignore), Locations, junktag (ignore), USA in the World
2020 Nov 30 - 1:59pm
The former principality of Kashmir was among several hundreds of territories with varying degrees of autonomy on the Indian subcontinent, and in its environs, that became part of British India in the 19th century, the de facto heir to which is modern-day, completely independent Republic of India. But in terms of territory, the latter “inherited” far from everything, and for some of its citizens today that fact serves as the reason for nostalgia...
Tags: Columns, junktag (ignore), India, Locations, junktag (ignore), Southern Asia
2020 Nov 29 - 2:35pm
In preparation for Joe Biden administration’s possible arrival entering the White House, Donald Trump took additional steps to complete the creation of a regional power bloc with the leading role of Israel and Saudi Arabia under full US control to complicate Biden’s actions in building a new policy in the Middle East. Undoubtedly, the urgency was motivated by leaked information that Joe Biden and his advisers have allegedly already prepared a...
Tags: Columns, junktag (ignore), Locations, junktag (ignore), USA in the World
2020 Nov 28 - 2:30pm
In Africa, more and more conflicts are moving from previously “sluggish” stages to “hot.” This trend is confirmed by the recent events in Mozambique along with development of Morocco’s situation with the integration of Western Sahara recognized by several states of the world as the territory occupied by Moroccans, the recent attempt of a military coup in Mali, the Libyan crisis, and the armed conflict in Ethiopia. Although various opposing...
Tags: Africa, Columns, junktag (ignore), Locations, junktag (ignore), Africa
2020 Nov 28 - 3:59am
Much of the world breathed a sigh of relief when Joe Biden won the American presidency from incumbent Donald Trump. But from a realistic standpoint, we must all focus, and try hard to understand what took place in these elections. Here’s some food for thought, and a “not so fast” plea for sanity. When Joe Biden takes office next January, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin won’t have to worry about a 3 am Moscow time due to a phone call telling...
Tags: Columns, junktag (ignore), Locations, junktag (ignore), USA in the World
2020 Nov 28 - 3:00am
The Asian Times writer Pepe Escobar is one of the most widely read and respected commentators in the English language, although he himself is a Brazilian and therefore always writing in a foreign language. In part because of the location of his major media outlet, Singapore, and in part because Asia is clearly where Escobar sees the future of the world, he has in recent years given an ever-increasing amount of attention to Asia. By “Asia,” I...
Tags: Columns, Economics, Locations, Southeast Asia, RCEP
2020 Nov 27 - 3:59pm
Having scrutinized the political aspect of relations between the PRC and the ROK, let us briefly examine the economy’s state of affairs. First, a few general numbers. Over 28 years of diplomatic relations, trade between the two countries has grown 40 times, and in 2019 amounted to $ 243 billion 400 million. In the first seven months of 2020, China accounted for 24.3% of South Korean exports, up 1.5% from a year earlier, according to a report ...
Tags: Columns, Eastern Asia, Economics, Locations, South Korea
2020 Nov 27 - 1:59pm
“Donald Trump – the true face of the United States”, “The Arabs and the new American Administration”, “Biden, Arabs, and the Gulf”. These and similar headlines are interspersed in the flow of materials that have appeared in the Middle Eastern media about the situation with suspending the results following the American elections, and their influence on the configuration of forces at play in the region. Quite a few analysts see this as...
Tags: Columns, Locations, Middle East, Society
2020 Nov 27 - 3:00am
Taiwan has found itself increasingly in the middle of the growing power struggle between a waning US and a rising China. Taiwan is recognized by both the UN and the vast majority of the world’s nations including (officially) the United States under the One China policy – but Taiwan’s pro-independence circles have nonetheless enjoyed large amounts of financial and political support from Washington and has been a point of...
Tags: China, Columns, Eastern Asia, Locations, junktag (ignore)
2020 Nov 27 - 2:20am
After attempts made by the terrorist group DAESH (banned in the Russian Federation – Ed.) to gain a foothold in the Middle East failed, that group began to establish branches throughout the world, including on the African continent. Consequently, in a very short time frame DAESH, taking advantage of the social ills experienced by the planet’s poorest populations to attract their members to its side, has created branches in numerous...
Tags: Africa, Columns, Locations, junktag (ignore), Africa
2020 Nov 26 - 7:59pm
The possible initiation by Donald Trump, toward the end of his term, of open or covert operations against Iran, or other adversaries located in the Middle East (then again, just like those in other regions of the world), is unfortunately turning into more of a reality. To accomplish this, as American media outlets highlight, Mike Pompeo is closely monitoring events in Iraq, and the actions taken by Iran, on the lookout for any hints of...
Tags: Columns, Iran, Locations, Middle East, junktag (ignore)
2020 Nov 26 - 2:00pm
The official statement from Angus Campbell, the Australian Chief of the Defense Force, delivering an apology to the people of Afghanistan for the crimes committed by Australian military personnel in the country’s territory from 2005 to 2016 has been something debated energetically in the past few days in many countries, and is seen as a significant act indicating A. Campbell’s public accountability. The day before, Australian authorities had...
Tags: Columns, Locations, junktag (ignore), USA in the World

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