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Asia

Kazakhstan's time and turn?
Kazakhstan, Europe, Russia

Kazakhstan's time and turn?

Russia sent yesterday, 06/01, troops to Kazakhstan to contain the growing violence that has gripped the population that is protesting against rising fuel prices. This is the first time such demonstrations have taken place in the country.. Clashes with police forces have already left dozens dead.. Moscow heeded President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's request, that even the “resignation” of former President Nursultan Nazarbayev, in 2019, held the post of Prime Minister of the country. Nazarbayev presided over Kazakhstan for nearly three decades, from 1990, when the dissolution of the Soviet Union created a power vacuum in all its former republics – Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – and the challenge for the new leadership, composta então por membros d...
China e Taiwan, the unfinished story (ii)
Asia, China

China e Taiwan, the unfinished story (ii)

Polemizando ... Today's Estadão reports laconically, in a page footer, a question that has immense significance for the two heirs of one of the most dramatic spoils in the history of postcolonialism: the dispute between the People's Republic of China (RPC) and the Republic of China (ROC) for the legitimate representation of China before the international community: "NICARAGUA ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT IT HAS BREAKDOWN DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH TAIWAN AND NOW, FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF DANIEL ORTEGA THERE IS ONLY ONE CHINA ,SECOND DECLARED HIS CHANCELOR, DENIS MONCADA. "THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IS THE ONLY LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT TO REPRESENT THE WHOLE OF CHINA , AND TAIWAN IS AN INALIENABLE PART OF CHINESE TERRITORY, MONCADA SAID" What seems to be a topic far from our reality can bring, na true ...
It is worth Brazilians to invest in ETFs in South Korea?
Asia, South Korea

It is worth Brazilians to invest in ETFs in South Korea?

By Alison Cordeiro Sousa - Student of the International Relations course and Researcher at the Asian Business Studies Center (GIRL / ESPM) South Korea combines stability and rapid economic growth rates, what is rare, that is, attracting international investors seeking higher returns. Korea has the 10th largest economy in the world, with a value of 1,6 trillions of dollars. Korea's economic fundamentals are solid, with its commercial volume in 9th place in the world from 2020, and with the 8th largest foreign exchange reserve in the world as of July 2021(International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce, 2021). The country's economy is quite stable and capable of supporting the operation and continuous growth of the business. Despite the effects of p...
COP26, we need to go beyond global warming
Americas, Asia, China, U.S

COP26, we need to go beyond global warming

Source Wikipedia, november of 2021 The world has its eyes on the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. taking place in glasgow, in scotland, it is an attempt to move more forcefully in the commitment to environmental preservation. This objective is particularly important if we consider that the last COP failed to build more ambitious goals. The main objective of COP26 is the presentation of proposals and the determination of commitments on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, leading to global warming. In the long term what is intended is not to exceed 1.5° heating until 2100, as proposed in the Paris Agreement. When we focus the analysis on the impact of human activity on ...
China and the United States: the "Cold War" of the 21st century ?
Americas, Asia, China, U.S

China and the United States: the "Cold War" of the 21st century ?

Former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, recently "sang the stone", according to analyst David E. Sanger, do “New York Times” : “A Cold War between Beijing and Washington is just not possible, but likely..." This statement further sharpened the suspicions of Western analysts. According to him, it's true “that China is emerging as a far greater strategic adversary than the Soviet Union ever was - a technological threat, a military threat and an economic rival". to Sanger, “while Beijing is expanding its space program, launching three more astronauts to their space station and accelerating their tests of hypersonic missiles designed to defeat American missile defenses, the US announced that it will provide submarine technology n...
Military exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan, two pesos, two measures
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Europe, Japan, Russia

Military exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan, two pesos, two measures

Military Forms of China and Russia During the Opening Ceremony of the Sea of ​​Japan Military Exercises. Photo: Xinhua No dia 14 of October (2021), China and Russia conducted naval exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan. The action is part of joint exercises that extended over the following days. Despite the fact that the exercise took place in international waters and is something recurrent since 2012, you can see various criticisms from politicians and the press. From the Japanese-American side, what is seen is a criticism of the threat that such exercises create, since it is understood as a military and diplomatic pressure on Japan, especially considering the dispute for control of the Senkaku Islands. (japanese name) or Diaoyu (chinese name). The islands have been controlled by Japan since World War II ...
China e Taiwan: the unfinished story
Asia, China

China e Taiwan: the unfinished story

The "Estadão" of the day 11/10 publishes a long article on its international page on the issue of relations between the Continent and the Island, namely between Beijing and Taipei. Citing the New York Times as sources, Washington Post and Agence France Presse (sic), the newspaper reports that “in yet another move to deteriorate the relationship between China and Taiwan, the leaders of the country and the island exchanged accusations and threats about the unification of the territory, considered by Beijing as one of its provinces.. On the weekend of the 110th anniversary of the Revolution of 1911, tension in the Taiwan Strait only increases, after the largest incursion by Chinese military aircraft into the island's air defense identification zone”. On the same page, the newspaper replicates an article from “The Economist” entitled “Xi Jinping am...
Afghanistan at the crossroads (III) – the Taliban, o EI-K, the Hazaras and China
Afghanistan, Asia, China

Afghanistan at the crossroads (III) – the Taliban, o EI-K, the Hazaras and China

A group of Daykundi Hazaras watching the US Army Corps of Engineers inspect a project site in their province (Wikipedia photo) On the last day 8/10, an Islamic State militant-K/EI-K (by Korazan, afghan phalanx of islamic state), perpetrated a suicide bombing against a Shiite mosque in the city of Kunduz, in the north of the country, and killed dozens of faithful, confirming the growing confrontation between Sunnis and the Shiite community. This is another episode that reveals the enormous difficulty that the Taliban will face in asserting itself as the legitimate government of the country., both internally and externally. In a previous post I had pointed out that the Taliban's Herculean attempt to fulfill their desire to regain power since, in 2001, was driven back from Kabul by the trop...
Position of the European Union in relation to Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Asia, International Organizations, European Union

Position of the European Union in relation to Afghanistan

By Giulia Ornellas and Vitor Saatkamp Afghanistan is a country of great instability, which has been in an ongoing crisis since the Afghan War of 1979. currently, civil conflicts and internal crises are intensifying due to the dictatorship implemented by the Taliban group, what, in mid-august this year, took power and ruled the country again. The radical Islamic regime is violating the human rights of citizens, mainly from the female population. In 2001, the american government of George W. Bush, together with allies, sent troops to overthrow the extremist regime, and successfully, improved the political situation and economic expectations of the country, although they still face many difficulties from a humanitarian point of view.. With the failures in the plan to withdraw the t...
The new US military alliance, UK and Australia
Americas, Asia, Australia, China, U.S, Europe, Oceania, UK

The new US military alliance, UK and Australia

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Photo montage) In day 15 of September, a statement made by President Joe Biden, with the virtual participation of British prime ministers, Boris Johnson, and Australian, Scott Morrison, caused protests from China and indignation in France: US and UK agreed to transfer to Australia the technology needed for the local production of nuclear-powered submarines. Chinese protests are understandable. After all, although the name of China was not mentioned at any time, it is obvious that Australia's possession of nuclear submarines is intended to contain the emerging Asian power, holder of the largest navy in the world in quantity of half....