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Thank you for the AsiaN 10th anniversary forum

Thank you for the AsiaN 10th anniversary forum

By Sang-ki Lee, AsiaN founder and publisher Former president of the Korea Journalists Association SEOUL: AsiaN, the print and online expression of the Asia Journalist Association (AJA), held the ‘Next Leadership Toward Active ESG’ forum at the National Assembly Library in the Korean capital to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its foundation. Former UN Secretary-General […]

The Life of Activists – Leaving own life for others

The Life of Activists – Leaving own life for others

Youth Climate Strike in Seoul, South Korea (Greenpeace) Dr. Hassan Humeida – Kiel, Germany KIEL, GERMNAY: When we look at the lives of activists in different fields, we find a number of real threats to this professional group. Activists as a term reveals that this special target group achieves above-average performance of the normal person […]

Journalists – Living in a dangerous world

Journalists – Living in a dangerous world

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, GERMANY (1) According to the new reports, and most recently in late 2021, it is clear that the lives of journalists worldwide are in danger. Controversially, this news comes from the International Federation of Journalists. So, it is clear here how serious the threat to this professional group is. (2) Journalism […]

On Being Asian

On Being Asian

  By Alin Ferrer-Garganera Asia is complex and complicated.  Among the seven continents, she is quite extreme.  Largest continent, largest population, fastest economic growth. But also, the biggest source of pollution and the most vulnerable to climate impacts.  Without a doubt, she has one of the most colorful histories. Uniquely Asian is a truth.  Sumptuous […]

Op-ed: ‘Clash of civilizations’ theory will come to no good end

Op-ed: ‘Clash of civilizations’ theory will come to no good end

By Zhong Sheng A senior American official from the State Department recently astonished the world with her racist comments portraying China-US relations as “clash of civilizations”. The Director of Policy Planning Kiron Skinner seems to be quite blunt about her deeply-rooted racism. She called US ties with China “a fight with a really different civilization […]

A bit of (realistic) pessimism

A bit of (realistic) pessimism

The election of Donald Trump who, in spite of his hard-living tendencies, has been talking about meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for hamburgers, led to an increase in talks about a deal between Pyongyang and Washington. Nonetheless, as somebody who has dealt with North Korea for some 30 years, I have a rather pessimistic, […]

Arabian “Sex” Nights in the Gulf States

Arabian “Sex” Nights in the Gulf States

Until recent years, a special religious force, known with a long phrase entitled “The Authority to Call for Good Deeds, and Ask for not Doing Sins,” used to be seen in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s streets chasing women not wearing veils and punishing men who refused to close their shops to enroll themselves in […]

Significant Relations between Kyrgyzstan and Iran

Significant Relations between Kyrgyzstan and Iran

Iran and Kyrgyzstan have embarked on what international experts are calling a “new era” of bilateral relations. September 2015 marked the beginning of a strong friendship between the two nations when President Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan paid the Islamic Republic of Iran an official visit. Experts add that this visit was of great significance for […]

Azerbaijan: Israel’s Shia and Secular Partner

Azerbaijan: Israel’s Shia and Secular Partner

The Caspian Basin has a great importance to be a home not only offshore hydro-carbon and gas researches but also conflict and proxy-military/diplomacy clashes. Caspian Basin and also Turkestan region, which cover whole territories from Chinese border through the Uzbek steps, were under control of Russian Imperial goals and continued after the Bolshevik governance until […]

Bollywood and India

Bollywood and India

Bollywood is like an insignia of India. Whether they like them or not, everyone knows about Bollywood films – replete with melodrama, song, and dance. Facebook posts show strange Bollywood connections. A new Spanish bride dancing to a Bollywood song on a street. German girls doing a Bollywood number on stage. Today, young men and […]

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