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Digital Totalitarianism: China’s Social Credit System

Several years ago, the Beijing government announced the introduction of a new system that will affect the entire country. This system, called the social credit system, is similar to the modern dystopia, in which the government controls everyone and the citizens, along with institutions...

“Cinema” as a Means of Propaganda in China

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been ruled by the Communist Party of China for a long time. The Communist Party has prevalence not only in politics but also in every aspect of the country. Although China is economically an outward-oriented country, the...

US-North Korea: “who” Won, “who” Lost?

It had turned into daisy fortune: saying they will meet or will not meet... Of course you understand what I am talking about. Yes, I’m talking about US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Jong-un. The two leaders who call each other,...

“Shanghai Nine” and “G-6” …

You can tell me where that came from. You’re not wrong. We know that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) currently has eight members (Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, India and Pakistan). The “7 developed countries”, called G-7, consist of Canada, France, Germany, Italy,...

“The United Korea”: Another Name for the US Geopolitical-Strategic Depression…

This time the US task is really hard. President Donald Trump just drags his country into the cliff like a truck that does not hold the brake. Deep anxiety and panic in the economy began to show itself more intensively in foreign policy. The...

What is the Aim of Trump’s Highly Suspicious Visit to South Asia?

The last time when a US president in office spent much more time on an Asia tour than Donald Trump has done was George H. W. Bush’s visit in the early 1990s. US President Donald Trump’s 13-day tour on South Asia countries has made...

New Power Struggle in South East Asia: The Case of Thailand

Southeast Asia, possessing the Strait of Malacca, Sunda Strait and Lombok Strait as a strategic hub between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, continuously retains economic and political power struggle. Rising threat in the region due to the nuclear ambitions of North Korea...

An Erga Omnes Dispute in the United Nations for Defining the Past Situation of...

United Nations Human Rights Council: “Reaffirming also that States must ensure that any measure taken to combat terrorism complies with their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, as applicable.” Report of the Office of the...

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