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Intellectual Property Rights Reform in China

Intellectual Property Rights Reform in China Over the past decade, Chinese firms have received mounting criticism over their alleged infringement on the intellectual property (IP) of multinationals. In 2019, one in five members of CNBC’s Global CFO Council stated that their companies had been victims of IP theft by Chinese firms. The same year, the

What is Japan for South Korans?

Japan-South Korea relations continue to deteriorate. It is said to be the worst many times, and there is no end in sight. By the way, "Japan-South Korea relations" are generally discussed only in terms of diplomatic relations and rarely in terms of public opinions, despite the fact that the two countries are close neighbors. Both

Pakistan Extends Security of its Maritime Sea Limits

Recently, Pakistan has taken some unprecedented pro-active measures vis a vis the security of its maritime lanes. Apparently, the changing geopolitical dynamics in the neighborhood have compelled Islamabad to take these sudden measures to maintain its strategic dominance as an important maritime state in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). According to the official documents, foreign

Diplomatic Relations of China and Brazil since the Cold War Period to the Present

On December 6, 2020, Brazilian media reported that President Jair Bolsonaro has banned government ministers from meeting with the Chinese ambassador to Brazil Yang Wanming (Jardim, 2020). So far, this has been the most recent chapter of the troubled Sino-Brazilian relationship, which began under the Bolsonaro government. With a nationalist, anti-globalist, and conservative foreign policy,

Nepal’s Geostrategic Location: A Postcolonial Perspective

“Geography legitimates, excuses, rationalizes, in its very act of origination.” Modern geography, from its very inceptions, formed part of the knowledge and practices attendant to colonialism that aimed to objectify and classify the territories and bodies by deploying an impulse to chart, names, and map. It helped produce improved cartography, regional description, geographical data, and

By |2020-12-07T10:21:52+03:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Analysis, Asia, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Between S400 and V-22В Osprey the Fate of Kuril Islands

The Kuril Islands conflict, which dates back to the first Russian-Japanese agreement to address the status of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, as well as the Shimoda Treaty of 1855, which first established official relations between Russia and Japan, came back to the agenda during Suga's active foreign policy period. Although analysts argue that the

North Korea’s Unusual Silence on Biden’s Victory

U.S. President Donald Trump’s defeat to Joe Biden in the U.S. Presidential election is certainly not good news in Pyongyang. Without a doubt, North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un would prefer to continue the personalist diplomacy by exchanging the “love letters” with Trump rather than having to cope with Biden’s “strategic patience”. Pyongyang has so far

The Geopolitical Evolution of Malaysia-Pakistan and Turkey on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Route

The formal document titled Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road (MRS) has been released by the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China with State Council authorization in March 2015. The MRS which

By |2020-11-13T05:40:43+03:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Opinion, Sino-Sphere|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |25 Comments
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