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Central Asia: 25 Years without Miracle

Central Asia: 25 Years without Miracle

From September till December 2016 all five Central Asian countries- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – have lived in the special historical atmosphere: one after another they have celebrated 25th anniversary of independence. A quarter of century passed since they gained independence after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Throughout this period, with […]

Images back to 1917 from 2017

Images back to 1917 from 2017

Lee Sun-ho / The Korea Times At the dawn of the year 2017 it is intriguing to look back on the last century of human history to see how things have progressed since 1917, a typical common year of the snake, in contrast to 2017, the year of the rooster (the Lunar calendar again). In […]

1 year later, sex slavery deal on shaky ground

1 year later, sex slavery deal on shaky ground

The agreement between Korea and Japan over compensation for women forced into sexual slavery before and during World War II is now on shaky ground with the opposition calling for its renegotiation or abolishment. On the first anniversary of the deal, Wednesday, the opposition parties asked for Japan to make a sincere apology over its […]

Which country is the brother country of Korea?

Which country is the brother country of Korea?

Rethinking Russian Revolution

Rethinking Russian Revolution

Gwynne Dyer – The Korea Times “We have imagined how things would have been at that time if there was an internet and people were using social media,” said Mikhail Zygar, the creator of the biggest-ever interactive historical website. It’s called “1917: Free History”, and it’s a quietly subversive attempt to make Russians think about […]

Constitutional Monarchy’s Duet with Parliamentary Democracy

Constitutional Monarchy’s Duet with Parliamentary Democracy

The Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V, 47, is now the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) and will serve for a five year term under the country’s unique rotational monarchy system. The announcement was made by the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad in a statement on October […]

To Be or Not to Be a President!

To Be or Not to Be a President!

In every continent, there was a certain time when one country – at least – was facing a presidential crisis. Actually, 2016 showed us that we need to redefine the process to elect a person for presidency, then ask him / or her, to step down. Asia was not an exception. To begin, look at […]

Development in Korea, India

Development in Korea, India

Ranjit Kumar Dhawan – The Korea Times November 14 of this year marked the hundredth birthday of an iconic Korean leader, Park Chung-hee. Although Park has been criticized for being authoritarian and conservative, it was under his leadership that Korea witnessed rapid economic transformation. It was largely due to the efforts of this man that […]

Any provocation can be used for changing the regional status quo

Any provocation can be used for changing the regional status quo

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a territorial and ethnic conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is de-facto, controlled by the self-declared “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic”, but it’s internationally recognized as an inseparable part of Azerbaijan. In 1993, the United Nations Security Council accepted four resolutions (822, 853, 874 and 884) on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict […]

Historical Photos of Castro during his visit to Soviets

Historical Photos of Castro during his visit to Soviets
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