domestic-policy

Kim Jong-nam Murder Case is Closed, or More Precisely Falls Apart

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We recently wrote about the acquittal of one of the women accused of poisoning Kim Jong-un’s half-brother. On 11 March, Indonesian citizen Siti Aisyah was released from jail, because prosecutors refused to press charges against her. On 1 April 2019, the second suspect…

Japan Enters New Epoch

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On 1 April, Chief Cabinet Secretary (i.e. head of the executive body under the Prime Minister), Yoshihide Suga, showed journalists two kanji characters, written in calligraphy, that represent the name of the country’s new epoch. They have been adopted from ancient Japanese poetry, and in Latin alphabet…

Gradually Re-establishing Historical Truth about Jeju Uprising

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On 3 April, 2019 a commemo- ration ceremony to honor victims of a bloody suppression by government forces of the people’s uprising in 1948-1954 was held on the island of Jeju. More than 10,000 people, including representatives of the government and the National Assembly, revolt…

Will Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join Collective Security Treaty Organization?

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It is springtime in the Northern Hemisphere. The snow is melting and the roads are becoming more and more passable, and the warmth and longer daylight hours are encouraging us to enjoy more time outdoors. With the natural world waking up in time for spring, humans are becoming increasingly more active in all spheres…

Results of Local Elections in Taiwan

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We have noted on more than one occasion the growing prominence of Taiwan in all the aspects of the relationship between the two world powers. Hence, Beijing and Washington observed the local elections, which took place on the island on 24 November, with great interest. It is worth noting that, on the same…


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