Why Does South Korea Need an Aircraft Carrier?
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Why Does South Korea Need an Aircraft Carrier?

Continuing the previous story, let’s talk about other military programs of South Korea that are not of a defensive nature. The aircraft carrier Since late 2020, the South Korean Navy has been pushing the project of adopting a light aircraft carrier with a 3,000-ton displacement, despite controversy over its effectiveness. As Yonhap News Agency reported,…

What Explains COVID’s East-West Divide?
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What Explains COVID’s East-West Divide?

COVID-19 has been ruthless in choosing winners and losers around the world. The obvious “losers” have been those countries led by right-wing nationalists: Brazil, India, Russia, the United Kingdom, and (until recently) the United States. These five countries are responsible for more than half of the world’s coronavirus infections and nearly half the deaths. Just…

The China Moment
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The China Moment

China has achieved the almost impossible – a free trade agreement with 14 countries – the ten ASEAN, plus Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, altogether 15 countries, including China. The so-called Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, was in negotiations during eight years – and achieved to pull together a group of countries…

The RCEP Deal Signed on Sunday Represents a New Era in World Trade Relations
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The RCEP Deal Signed on Sunday Represents a New Era in World Trade Relations

A major treaty was signed on 16 November 2020 and it has been barely noticed by the western media. The treaty in question was between 15 predominantly Asian states, with two exceptions being Australia and New Zealand. It is called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership with (RCEP). The signatories to the historical agreement are the…