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Vladimir Putin: «Pressure on North Korea and tougher sanctions do not solve the North Korean nuclear problem»

Seoul, Yonhap News. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the nuclear problem of North Korea will not be solved by putting pressure on the country and tightening sanctions against it. On this day, President Vladimir Putin took part in a meeting of the «New Sanctuary» of the International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, the […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Shaping the Washington-Tokyo-Seoul Triangle

In one of his past articles the author promised to discuss in more detail how anti-Japanese sentiments in Seoul began to diminish with Joe Biden’s accession to power. The first signs of this development were observed at the end of 2020, when there was already a concern that the Seoul-Tokyo feud might have a negative […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Results of the Biden-Moon Summit and China’s Response

Having described the general results of the visit of the President of South Korea to the United States, we would like to take a closer look at what was the reaction of Beijing to the clearly visible anti-Chinese visit and how in Seoul they diligently pretend that “there was nothing like this and we will not get […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Moon Jae-in’s Visit to the US

In May 2021, South Korea’s President paid a scheduled visit to the United State where he met with the recently elected US leader. The trip took place at a time when a number of internal political issues plague the ROK and the confrontation between the US and PRC continues. Prior to the visit, South Korean […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Kim Il Sung’s Memoirs Published in South Korea: What Could it Mean?

On April 21, 2021, “With the Century” hit the bookstores in Seoul. This is Kim Il Sung’s memoirs, written at the end of his life, covering the period from 1912 to 1945 (before the liberation of Korea). They describe the childhood of the North Korean leader and his actions in resisting the Japanese colonial regime.  […]

James O’Neill. The Rules Based International Order is a Misnomer That Endangers Us All

The United States and its Western allies are very fond of quoting the importance of adherence to what they call “the rules based international order.” It is for example, central to Australia’s strategy, apparently first used by then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2008, and adopted by his multiple successors. It is a term that […]

Student Conference “Russia and the Asia-Pacific Region: History and Modernity” 2021 (information letter)

INFORMATION LETTER The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education Pacific National University (FSFEI HPE PNU) Faculty of Oriental Studies and History Information letter   Faculty of Oriental Studies and History of the Pacific National University (Khabarovsk), Study Center of International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region […]

The Pacific National University started accepting the research works for publication in the fifth edition in the “Vestnik of the Center for the Study of International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region” APIR

October 14, 2020 The editors of the scientific publication “Vestnik of the Center for the Study of International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region” are preparing the publication of the fifth collection of articles. It is produced jointly with the the Department of National and Universal History of the Pacific National University and the Institute of […]

US-China Trade Relations (Huawei) A selection of interesting articles on this topic by Victoria Palamar

№ 1. United States: ZTE and Huawei are listed as US national security threats for fear of the rise of China’s technology U.S. lists Huawei and ZTE as “U.S. national security threats”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds. On July 1st, according to foreign media reports, the Federal Council formally ruled on June 30, local time […]

Konstantin Asmolov. To What Extent does the Testimony given by DPRK Defectors Represent a Credible Source?

On February 21, 2021, South Korean media outlets reported that four North Korean defectors plan to sue Unification Minister Lee In-young for defamation over his recent remarks casting doubt over what defectors say about the North’s human rights situation. The matter is that on February 3, Lee said during a press conference with foreign media reporters […]