The Initiative of Four Emerges in Manila

Previously, we have mentioned that various international forums, which were initially associated with serious positive expectations, have today turned mainly into political vanity fairs. In assessing the peculiarities of the modern global game, these events are not of interest in and of themselves, but in the way the main players behave during these events: participants …

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Donald Trump’s Visit to China

November 8-9 marked Donald Trump’s visit to the PRC, which was his first trip there since his inauguration. We reiterate that Beijing became a central point for all stops over Donald Trump’s almost two-week long Asian tour. However, it was already the second official meeting between the leaders of the two world powers. The first one …

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EU Joins Political Games in Asia-Pacific Region

One of the first signals of the desire of the Europeans to join the political games in South-East Asia (the key sub-region of the Asia-Pacific Region) was the speech by former French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian at a security conference (the so-called Shangri-La Dialogue) that is held annually in Singapore. This speech focused on the …

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Upon Evading a Major Conflict with China, India Gets Back to its Political Games

The possibility of a direct military confrontation between China and India on the Doklam plateau now seems to have faded. This became clear once the leading Indian newspaper Times of India reported that according to India’s Foreign Ministry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi responded positively to the invitation presented by China’s leader Xi Jinping to attend …

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China-India Confrontation on the Doklam Plateau Continues

A small plateau of a total area of just one hundred square kilometers located in the Himalayas at the junction of the borders of the People’s Republic of China, India and the Kingdom of Bhutan has for two months been the site of a very dangerous confrontation. And until now, no signs of its settlement are …

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Political Aspects of the Joint Russian-Chinese Naval Exercise in the Black Sea

The join naval exercise that was held by the Russian and Chinese navies at the end of July has undoubtedly become one of the most important events in the modern international politics. Even though the scale of this exercise was significantly smaller that the one conducted by American-Japanese-Indian navies, known as the Malabar, that was …

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