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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, […]

25th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Uzbekistan

25th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Uzbekistan

Botirjon Asadov / Uzbekistan Ambassador to South Korea This year the Republic of Korea and Uzbekistan celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. The foundation of bilateral relations between the two nations was laid on Dec. 30, 1991, when South Korea was among the first foreign countries to recognize Uzbekistan’s independence. Subsequently, […]

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 […]

Does PKK use drug addicts to conduct suicide attacks?

Does PKK use drug addicts to conduct suicide attacks?

For the illegal Marxist organizations, a suicide attack is a last effort to stand up for themselves. Especially as a result of the successful operations in Eastern and South-eastern Anatolia against the organization, PKK has changed its strategy and started to go for suicide attacks by employing its urban settlements. In the previous periods there […]

Pakistan: CPEC opens doors to Chinese and Korean investors

Pakistan: CPEC opens doors to Chinese and Korean investors

Paul Kagame, the sixth President of Rwanda, took office in the year 2000 when his predecessor, Pasteur Bizimungu resigned. Kagame a former commander of the rebels who ended the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, once said: “In Africa today, we recognize that trade and investment, and not aid, are the pillars of development.” In fact, this principle […]

The South Caucasus: Real Needs in the Permanently Changeable Environment

The South Caucasus: Real Needs in the Permanently Changeable Environment

Daily observation of the life quality in Georgia, as well as in the other two South Caucasian countries justifies the picture shown in the latest numbers; Caucasus Barometer 2015 regional dataset (Armenia and Georgia) says the “most important issue facing the country” in Georgia is “unemployment” (55%), while the second place is – “poverty” (15%). […]

The Reconstruction of Nepal

The Reconstruction of Nepal

Devendra Kumar Sambahmphe – 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Nepal on 25th April 2015. Thousands of people had been affected. Due to the devastating earthquake, more than 8 thousand people died as well as millions of people became homeless. Some people are still missing. The country’s infrastructures, cultural, mythological and archaeological structures were completely destroyed. […]

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