Vladimir Terehov

On the Consequences of the Okinawa Elections

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So, the snap governor elections of the Okinawa Prefecture that were critical for the Japanese federal government were held on September 30 this year and ended in an unpleasant surprise for it. Despite Tokyo’s anticipation (and to its sheer disappointment) the former Ginowan City Mayor Atsushi Sakima supported by the ruling Liberal Democratic…

Political Implications of Donald Trump’s Stat...

INFT5645622One of the most resounding political events in the second half of October 2018 was the US president Donald Trump’s statement that he would withdraw the USA from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (often referred to as the INF Treaty), which was signed by the USA and…

The Problem of the “Restoration” of the Templ...

35c0d775Without a little background information, which will be provided below, the above headline may seem rather obscure to most readers of New Eastern Outlook. Let us first look at the “problem”, which, in this case, has deep historical roots…

The Latest Developments in Relations Between ...

USCHI6756632The change in the relationship between the two leading world powers (the USA and China) is a key factor in the situation, not just in the Indo-Pacific, but in the world as a whole. The answer to the main question – the nature of that relationship in (at least) the first half of…

The EU is Turning Towards Asia

ffr5The process of reformatting the world order that we can see in progress is a global and comprehensive phenomenon. In particular, it is reflected in the obvious change that is taking place in the relations between the main countries constituting the West. The difficulty of defining the latter…

Putin’s Visit to India and the Joint Ru...

PUMO43532432At the very beginning of September, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin paid a visit to New Delhi to hold talks with India’s prime minister Narendra Modi. The outcome of this meeting looks extremely remarkable both for the bilateral relations for Russia and India and for the political…

Pakistan After the US — Indian 2+2 Talks

The US — Indian negotiations held in New Delhi on September 6 this year with the participation of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Defence (in the so-called 2+2 format) represent one of the most significant events of late in the region of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean…

Shinzō Abe Attended the UN General Assembly

5443The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe was in New York on September 25 – 27 this year and attended several important events. The most significant ones included his speech at the annual plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and his regular negotiations with…

On Some of the Aftermath of U.S. – India R...

6654As September 6, the date of the first ever 2+2 ministerial dialogue between the U.S. and India (with the participation of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense of both countries) slowly recedes into the past, its importance for the overall development of the situation in…

Shinzo Abe Headed Japan’s Ruling Party for th...

On September 20 this year, at the congress of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP), the incumbent Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe was chosen its President for the next 3 years for the third time after he received 69% of the vote. His competitor Shigeru Ishiba was left…

Another Exacerbation of the Issue of Relocati...

6tuhjOver the recent months, the Japanese mass media have prioritised the topics with the key words like Okinawa and Futenma, which have considerable weight both within Japan and in its relations with its key partner, the USA. Let us remind you that the first of these words…

India and the US and their First 2+2 Dialogue...

INUS6623423The talks between American and Indian foreign and defense ministers, loosely described as the 2+2 dialogue were held on September 6 in New Delhi. These talks constitute yet another major step in the regional game driven by its two major players. It is only logical to assume that…


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