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20.06.2024 Salman Rafi Sheikh

When leaders of the Group of 7 (G7) recently met in Italy to discuss various challenges facing them, the outcome was more rhetoric than action. The many announcements, e.g., the 10-year-long military pact between the US and Ukraine, are little more than many other similar promises of military aid made recently – promises that have not been able to make any difference…

19.05.2024 Vladimir Terehov

In April and early May this year, Japan was particularly active in the current phase of the “Great World Game”. This, by the way, is further proof of the fact that Tokyo has returned to the global game table (after the catastrophe of 1945) as one of the most important participants in all that is happening on it today. Let us recall the state visit of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to the United States in the first half of April.

17.01.2024 Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov

The dominance of the West in international relations is coming to an end not only geopolitically, but also in terms of geoeconomics. Despite the loud declarations of Western elites and attempts to slow down this process by all means, everything indicates that the share of the Western minority in international economic relations will continue on a downward path…

07.07.2023 Anna Kudinova
Western development finance institutions: The misuse of aid to Ukraine risks serious consequences

In May this year at a meeting in Japan, the G7 development finance institution (DFI) decided to create the Ukraine Investment Platform. At the heart of the idea is a good cause – to help rebuild Ukraine. If you look at it from the outside, there is no problem, the development banks, including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), are doing what they should be doing, which is restoring and developing the economy. But this is only at first glance. In fact, the entire involvement in financing Ukraine on the part of the EBRD and other…

30.06.2023 Vladimir Terehov

The prospect of an early dissolution of the lower house of parliament, with an immediate deadline set for the election of a new parliament, is gradually coming to the forefront of Japan’s domestic political turmoil. Under the current constitution, the prime minister has this power and usually uses it for certain purposes. More often than not, it is an act of obtaining the vote of confidence from the population by the then ruling political bloc. The very fact of which, of course, must be predictable. Otherwise, what’s the point of doing it all. Usually, this political technique…

14.06.2023 Bakhtiar Urusov
The Collective West is more united than ever against China

The US and the EU have now developed the closest for the past three decades positions on the PRC, according to the US Department of State. On Tuesday, May 30, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was visiting Sweden, made a very ambiguous statement regarding China. At a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson in the port Lulea, the head of the US Department of State said that the countries of the Collective West have developed the closest positions on the PRC in recent decades. “In about 30 years of my work, I really haven’t seen a time when there has been greater overlap in approaches to China between the United States and Europe…

07.06.2023 Vladimir Terehov
Together with China and Japan, India is one of the three leading Asian powers, whose mutual relations will increasingly determine the situation in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. In turn, this latter is today in the focus of the current stage of the Great World Game. And if we can speak more or less definitely about the positioning of the first two countries at the table on which the global action is unfolding today, then India's position at this table still looks

Together with China and Japan, India is one of the three leading Asian powers, whose mutual relations will increasingly determine the situation in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. In turn, this latter is today in the focus of the current stage of the Great World Game. And if we can speak more or less definitely about the positioning of the first two countries at the table on which the global action is unfolding today, then India’s position at this table still looks “transitional”. What are the initial and the end points of this “transition” and how far has it progressed? It is quite easy to answer the first part of this question…

07.06.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

Yoon’s invitation to the summit, according to First Deputy National Security Adviser Kim Tae-hyo, “will be an opportunity to reaffirm our status as a global partner in defending the rules-based international order and responding to global challenges.” Therefore, during his speech at the enlarged G7 session on May 20, the president of the Republic of Korea actively demonstrated a “global Korea,” mostly concerning humanitarian issues…

05.06.2023 Viktor Mikhin
The Middle East advancing towards a multipolar world

Four international summits have just been held in Asia, each with messages about the changing world order and the desire of Arab countries to advance toward the multipolar world proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Seldom has the world witnessed four more crucial conferences than the ones held during the period of May 19–21 for three consecutive days. The first was the regular Arab Summit organized by Saudi Arabia on May 19 in the port city of Jeddah, which saw the reintegration of Syria into the League of Arab States (LAS) after 12 years of absence…

05.06.2023 Konstantin Asmolov
About Yoon Suk-Yeol’s trip to Hiroshima

From May 19 to 21, President Yoon Suk-yeol attended the G7 Summit in Hiroshima. Yoon Suk-yeol is the fourth South Korean leader to attend the G7 leaders’ meeting; this time, he was invited to the summit along with the leaders of Australia, Brazil, the Comoros, the Cook Islands, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Upon his return home, Yoon Suk-yeol met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on May 21 and with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen…

02.06.2023 Veniamin Popov
The West increasingly isolates itself

Following the demise of the Soviet Union, the United States felt that it would always be the lone superpower and that its hegemony would not be challenged. The failure of American policy in Iraq, followed by a chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, did not undercut Washington’s claim to global dominance. When Russia demanded an end to NATO’s eastward expansion, even though previous US leaders had assured Moscow that Eastern Europe would not be included in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the USA, confident in its impunity, simply ignored Russia’s proposals. When Moscow was compelled to initiate…

01.06.2023 Fernando Gaillardo

The Chinese Foreign Ministry protested to Tokyo over the G7 summit’s vilification of Beijing and interference in Chinese internal affairs. The G7 summit, which took place in Hiroshima, Japan, from May 19 to 21, was not without controversy. The leaders of the so-called most industrialized countries have once again demonstrated their exclusivity and pretention to judge everyone and everything. The communiqué produced at the summit drew “much” attention to China; in particular, the G7 countries expressed worry over Taiwan, the South China Sea, human rights, and the “non-market practices” of the PRC…