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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).

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.

It seems that in Chinese analytics the odd Congresses of the ruling Communist Party of China are about interim events where the running “generation of leaders” gets rid of the predecessors on the one hand, and starts to prepare the transition of power, on the other hand.

On September 28, 2017, the U.S. Congress approved the new U.S. ambassador to Russia.

Successful nuclear missile tests in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in August and September 2017 allow to speak about significant scientific and technological progress of North Korea. Unlike previous cases, the missiles overcame the territory of Japan this time. Pyongyang announced that test demolition of the nuclear weapon at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site on 2 September, which is located 200 km from the border of the Primorye Region, is the thermonuclear weapon test.

On May 26, 2017, Zbigniew Brzezinski, patriarch of the American political idea, National Security Advisor of the 39th President of the US Jimmy Carter, passed away.

Hardly had the dust from the explosions of American Tomahawk missiles settled in Syria, Washington decided to continue the suppression of rebels. North Korea can be next target.

January 6, 2016 at 4: 30 a.m. Moscow time means of standard seismological monitoring of the various countries recorded in northeastern North Korea in the area of the test site Pungere (province of Agando), 200 km from the border with Russia, a quake with a magnitude up to 5 points. By the nature of the oscillations it has been found that it is not natural, but manmade. After a few hours followed a statement of the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA), from which the world learned that North Korea carried out an underground test of a hydrogen bomb. Read more (on Russian)…

The events of the downed Russian SU-24 aircraft by the Turkish side once again showed how difficult relations between Ankara and Moscow. Read more (on Russian).

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