European Union and Japan hold Consultations on Security and Defence

On 15 April, the EU and Japan held consultations on security and defence by video conference. In particular, they discussed operational cooperation for maritime security, following joint naval exercises in the Gulf of Aden in October 2020 and in the Arabian Sea in February 2021, as well as a joint port call on Djibouti in

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French Nuclear Attack Submarine SNA Émeraude Left South China Sea

French nuclear attack submarine (SNA Émeraude) and a support vessel (BSAM Seine) have sailed up to 15,000 km from the metropolitan coasts in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. The patrol has completed a passage in the South China Sea. The patrol at the same time shows the proof of the capacity of the French

UK Applies to Join Huge Pacific Free Trade Area CPTPP

The UK is formally applying to join one of the world’s largest free-trade areas, deepening trade ties with some of the fastest-growing markets in the world International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will speak to ministers in Japan and New Zealand on Monday morning (1 February 2021) to request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific

Cosmopolitanism: Perusal of Asian discourse

There exists literature in International theories where the neo-political philosophical concept - COSMOPOLITANISM originates. Cosmopolitanism as a word traces its very origin from the Greek word- KOSMOPOLITIES, which in its literal sense implies- ‘Citizen of the world’. This notion has opened a wide spectrum of some important key views in socio-political philosophy. Be it as

China, EU hold 11th Security and Defense Policy Dialogue

The 11th China-EU defense and security policy dialogue was held via video link on December 10. The dialogue was co-chaired by heads of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China’s Central Military Commission and the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy and Crisis Response at the European External Action Service. The Chinese side said

By |2020-12-13T18:58:27+03:00December 13th, 2020|Categories: Diplomacy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

EU-Vietnam Consultations on Security and Defence

On 1 December 2020, the European Union and Vietnam held their second consultations on security and defence, hosted by Vietnam via video conference. The first consultations had taken place in Brussels on 22 November 2019. During their second consultations, the European Union and Vietnam discussed the global and regional situation, including in the South China

By |2020-12-02T15:17:19+03:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Asia, Diplomacy, Maritime Silk Road, Security, South China Sea, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Historical and Geopolitical Background of Kuril Islands dispute

The Kuril Islands dispute, also known in Japan as the Northern Territories dispute, is a disagreement between Japan and Russia and also some individuals of the Ainu people over sovereignty of the four southernmost Kuril Islands. The Kuril Islands is a chain of islands that stretch between the Japanese island of Hokkaido at the southern end

Belt and Road Initiative in 2021

Belt and Road Initiative in 2021   https://youtu.be/ezuyFMaBuOU Guest: Dr. Jeremy Garlick Host: Lokman Karadag Jeremy Garlick, PhD, is an associate professor at Prague University of Economics and Business and the director of the Jan Masaryk Centre of International Studies, a research centre within the university. He specialises in China’s international relations, focusing primarily on

China and Belt and Road Project 1

Italy become Beijing's European stepping stone into the EU One of the main objectives of the Belt and Road Initiative, which was presented by President Xi in 2013, was to connect European countries with the countries on the route of the Belt and Road Initiative. However, Italy is not the first EU member state to

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