Actual comments

  •   New Era in Japan

    Japan prepares to enter the new era. The current 125th emperor Akihito will abdicate and will make way for his eldest son Naruhito.

  •   General Elections in Thailand: Democratic Change to Military Administration

    On March 24, the first parliamentary elections happened in Thailand since 2011. They became very special because they occurred while the military junta was in power and despite political restrictions announced and held general elections into the supreme representative body of power taking into consideration basic democratic principles including freedom of speech.

  •   Nobody Wanted to Concede. Results of the Summit between the US and North Korean Leaders in Hanoi

    On February 27-28, 2019, the negotiations between North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump were held in Hanoi. It was the second summit meeting between the leaders of two earlier irreconcilable states (the first summit was conducted in Singapore in June 2018). There were many expectations from this meeting as both sides were interested in its success.

  •   Blue Wave versus Red Wave: the US Political Landscape after Midterm Elections

    On November 6, 2018, the midterm elections happened in the US: Americans elected the members of the US Congress, 35 Senators and 35 Governors.

  •   Did Trump cut the knot of the Sinai?

    The beginning of December 2017 turned out to be full of unusual events on the global political stage. The most unexpected event was the statement by the President of the United States D. Trump on recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as on the relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv (later on the same day, Trump signed a waiver delaying the move of the U.S. Embassy for another six months).

  •   Change of sovereign in Thailand or what can kings do?

    On October 26, 2017, Thailand said goodbye to its King Bhumibol Adulyadej – Rama IX. The epoch of 70 years of the King’s reign is over and the country faces considerable changes which can radically reverse domestic policy as well as amend a political image of the country.

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