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Pence: Trump won’t repeat Korea mistakes

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(NOVEMBER 15, 2018) US Vice President Mike Pence says Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the new year but won’t repeat past mistakes of allowing promises to be broken on pledges to end arms programs. The United States and North Korea have been discussing a second meeting between their […]

UN condemns North Korea rights violations

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(NOVEMBER 16, 2018) A key United Nations committee has adopted a resolution condemning North Korea’s “longstanding and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights” and strongly urged its government to immediately end the abuses. The General Assembly’s human rights committee approved the resolution by consensus after Sudan failed in an attempt to delete […]

Russian-Vietnamese Relations: Position and Prospects

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Dmitry Mosyakov  Today Russian-Vietnamese relations are developing in a complex political environment both for Russia and for the Asia-Pacific region. However, for Moscow, against the background of sanctions imposed by the West, the eastern direction of its policy has become a vital alternative. The task is extremely important – to create concrete substance to the […]

Once Again on the Mysterious North Korean Hackers

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Konstantin Asmolov A statement delivered by President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Park Geun-hye in April, confirming that ROK is getting ready to launch an anti-cyberterrorism program, compels to turn to the topic of “the North Korean hackers” once again. (For the record, “the North Korean hackers” is a mythical phenomenon ROK traditionally resorts […]

The Development of DPRK’s Missile-Nuclear Complex and the US Reaction

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Konstantin Asmolov There is no doubt that 2016 can be called the year of the North Korean rocket engineers: two nuclear tests and a large number of missile launches forced a number of experts (including the author) to abandon their sceptical opinion on the DPRK’s capabilities. However, it looks like 2017 will be rich in […]

Ongoing Russo-Vietnamese Military Cooperation Ensures Regional Stability

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Dmitry Bokarev ht t’s a well-established fact that when two states are determined engage in defense and security cooperation in a bilateral format, they must enjoy sound relations before even thinking about such an undertaking. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) is traditionally one of the oldest and most reliable partners of the Russian Federation, […]

The Launch of the Kvanmenson Rocket

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Konstantin Asmolov So North Korea has launched its rocket, and it was neither a bluff nor an action it had previously offered to cancel in exchange for economic assistance or some other benefit for the country. The launch was recorded by an American military satellite, and the spent stages fell into the Pacific Ocean exactly […]

DPRK Fighting Against Bureaucracy and Corruptio

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Konstantin Asmolov On December 23, 2016 at the opening of the First Conference of Chairpersons of the Primary Committees, the Chairman of the WPK Kim Jong-un delivered a speech, in which the author of this article has noted several important points. Kim Jong-un said that “the outcome of the true implementation of the Party line […]

Vasilenko S.A. – The influence of the crisis in Ukraine on Russian-Australian relations

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Vasilenko Sergey Andreevich, 5th year student of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and History, Pedagogical Institute of the Pacific National University (Khabarovsk) Abstract: The crisis in Ukraine has changed not only Russia’s relations with European countries, but also with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia. The sanctions imposed by Australia against Russia and […]

017, the year Chairman Xi Jinping will come into his own

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Douglas H. Paal says after five years of consolidating power, the Chinese leader will emerge stronger than ever before. For this year at least, Xi Jinping will play the role of global leader, and the world will be better for it A provocateur took over the White House in January amid calls to delegitimise and […]