Far East

It is known that China has been piling sand onto the reefs of the South China Sea, this leading to the creation of seven new islets in the region. The geopolitical tensions that marked the past months are already familiar to the general public. The speed and spree at which China’s island building was done,...

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The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, often referred to as Xinjiang or East Turkestan depending on political allegiances, in northwest China has been one of the most volatile regions in Central Asia and one of the most vexing to the Chinese government, largely due to the area’s history, nationalism, and separatism. Even semantic differences separate the...

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Context of the Conflict The South China Sea conflict zone represent several disputes involving both maritime boundaries and islands, each of them involved a different collection of countries – Islands in the South China Sea, including the Paracels Islands, the Pratas Islands, Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands between Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and...

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One cannot talk of the Korea War without taking in account that is was a rampant border conflict that culminated between the two young nations and sparked off and manifested in the war which began in 1950. The war was however initiated by North Korea when she vehemently attacked South Korea on June 25,...

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According to the Chinese horoscope 2015 will be under the sign of Sheep (Goat) a symbol of Peace, Harmonious co-existence and Tranquility, but given the last year’s tensions on the international scene, 2015 is shaped to be a year of conflict. Considering the actual distribution of economic, political and military power in the global system,...

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Hong Kong is still under great tensions due to the friction that occurred recently between the Government and the pro-democratic movement that developed in the region. The topic is a rather recent one, but its bases are deeply rooted in years of history in which young people from China decided and wanted to fight for...

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The precarious situation in the South China Sea is not a mystery anymore for anyone. Declarations have been made, accusations have been thrown and disputes arose, putting this particular environment in an escalated situation of crisis. Territorial disputes in the South China Sea involve maritime and resource based claims among six states from the area:...

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Hong Kong is suffering its worst crisis since the handover to China in 1997, as pro-democracy protesters take to the streets to oppose Beijing’s plan for electoral reform in the Chinese territory and to call for the resignation of chief executive CY Leung. Hong Kong is governed under the principle of “one country, two systems”,...

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Rich in resources and traversed by a quarter of global shipping, the South China Sea is the stage for several territorial disputes that threaten to escalate tensions in the region. At the heart of these disputes are a series of barren islands in two groups – the Spratly Islands, off the coast of the Philippines,...

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The Ukrainian crisis could influence the foreign policies of Asia-Pacific states in several ways. This analysis will try to explain in what way international relations between China, Japan, Russia and the United States could be affected by the ongoing crisis in Eastern Europe.......

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