Analyzing the restoration of inter-Korean lines of communication

Amid the pause in DPRK-US relations ( https://ru.journal-neo.org/2021/07/14/kndr-i-ssha-letom-2021-g/) and Kim Yo-jong’s June statement about Washington’s misguided expectations, there seemed to be no bright spots in inter-Korean relations before the end of the year. But the author was wrong: On July 27, 2021, South and North Korea reopened the communication hotlines that were shut down 13 […]

US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Feedback from the Middle East

The hasty withdrawal of the US and its allies from Afghanistan, its impact on the neighboring and Middle Eastern states, and the possible scenarios of the situation are being vigorously commented on by the media in the Arab world. Most authors call this move a failure of Washington’s policy. According to the South Al-Iraq website, […]

Tehran Scores Points against the Mossad

Confronting intelligence and special operations have never been a one-way game. Sooner or later, the opponents begin to play on an equal footing because no one likes a “weakling” anywhere, especially in the Middle East. It should be noted that, according to many experts, three intelligence agencies that may have been involved in several events […]

Success Without Imperialism – “What the US Cannot Understand?”

There is always a conflict between high principle and pragmatism. Embracing both is probably a wise strategy. But whether you can actually have anything both ways, or whether the outcome would mean anything if you did, remains to be seen. As Geoff Young, political pundit who has run for political office in the US State […]

The US-Japanese Alliance Against China Risks World War

In 2003, when several lawyers, including myself, visited North Korea to learn more about socialism there, we were shown US Army documents captured in 1950 by the communist forces when they seized control of Seoul and overran the American Army headquarters. The documents confirmed that it was the US and its puppets in South Korea […]

The Asian Leg of Deputy Secretary of State’s Tour

The overseas tour of US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, which began on July 18, is unprecedented for US diplomatic practice in recent times regarding its length and geography. Only Wang Yi, the head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, now the main geopolitical opponent of the United States, can compete with Ms. Wendy Sherman in this. […]

The “Silk Road Rally”: Sports Unite Eurasia

Any large-scale cultural or athletic event represents an opportunity for the countries participating in it to make a name for themselves, to showcase their achievements, and to attract various partners. On top of that, international festivities and competitions show the state of relations between the states that participate, and contribute to fostering these relations – […]

On China’s Role in Afghanistan

Fearing increasing instability and the risk of widespread civil war in Afghanistan, many countries have recently been working to fill the vacuum created by the US withdrawal from that South Asian country. Thus, regional powers Turkey and Iran actively seek to strengthen their influence. In particular, Turkey, in line with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s expansionist […]

A Changing World Order Confronts the United States

The symptoms are increasingly clear that the United States is losing its ability to be a game changer in world events. It is equally clear that they neither accept nor even necessarily recognise the decline in their status. Some recent examples illustrate the point. Prior to his meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Geneva, […]

Biden’s New War in Afghanistan

When the US president Joe Biden decided to withdraw the US forces from Afghanistan and delivered his ‘victory speech’, he didn’t sound like a winning commander-in-chief of the world’s supposedly most powerful military force, especially the one that failed to defeat the Taliban (banned in Russia) even after 20 years of war. America’s self-perceived and […]