The Dramatic Changes of the 20th Century
Today Japan is one of the world’s largest economies, but it is facing enormous challenges on a social, cultural, financial and political level. These challenges are highlighted and analysed in the new book Japan’s Past and Present published by Bokförlaget Stolpe and Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnsons Foundation for Public Benefit, featuring themes and topics from Japanese history like identity, architecture, religion, manga, Christianity in Japan, the Samurais and many other subjects. The book includes a chapter by Lars Vargö called The Dramatic Changes of the 20th Century.
Will Yoon’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Tackle the China Threat?
In late-December 2022, South Korea under the relatively new presidency of Yoon Suk-yeol effectively concluded its policy shift from “strategic ambiguity” by releasing the “Strategy for a Free, Peaceful, and […]
What the Xi Jinping Historic Third Term Means for Japan
Introduction: Coverage of the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that took place from October 16-22, 2022 in Beijing has turned the focus onto the absolute authority of Xi […]
Evolution of EU-DPRK Interactions: From Engagement to Stalemate
Abstract: The article examines the European Union (EU)’s policy toward and interactions with North Korea (DPRK) in order to answer the question, “To what extent, despite prima facie ruptures in […]
North Korea Denounces Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan
Introduction: North Korea’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson denounced the visit of Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to Taiwan on Wednesday. “The current situation clearly shows that […]
Seoul and the Indo-Pacific Alliance Framework: Through an Indian Lens
Introduction: For long, South Korea has not fulfilled its middle power potential despite its economic and technological prowess. A large part of it is certainly due to the balancing required […]