Tag: International relations

20. Jan 2011

Still Repairing Chinese-Japanese Relations by Asger Røjle Christensen

China, InFocus, Japan, nationalism

Yes, there has been a serious crisis
recently between China and Japan.

The collision between a Chinese
fishing trawler and a Japanese coastguard patrol boat close to the disputed
islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, prompted both countries
to take drastic measures which resulted in China canceling a number of
high-level ministerial meetings between the two countries. But no, this doesn’t
imply that the region is on the brink of open confrontation. It doesn’t disturb
the general trend towards a more pragmatic cooperative attitude from both
sides.

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25. May 2010

The (new) North Korean Crisis: what can be expected and what should be done as a response to the sinking of the Cheonan corvette

InFocus


by Mikael Weissmann and Linus Hagström, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs

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29. Apr 2010

Are the Hiccups in US-Chinese Relations an Introduction to a Serious Global Confrontation by Timo Kivimäki

China, InFocus

Timo Kivimäki,
Professor of Asian Security, University of Copenhagen

 

 

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5. Mar 2009

Europe and the suffering people of Burma/Myanmar

development, InFocus, minorities, policy

Timo Kivimäki,
Senior Researcher
NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

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23. Feb 2009

Rohingyas – the forgotten people of Burma turning up on Thailand´s paradise beaches

development, InFocus, Islam, refugees, Thailand

Martin Gemzell,
Asia Program Manager
Olof Palme International Center

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16. Jan 2009

University class turned peace process. Senior Reseacher Timo Kivimäki, NIAS

Indonesia, InFocus

Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province has suffered from communal conflict and at the turn of the millennium the Indonesian province became infamous for two massive cannibalistic riots. While the massive violence has not continued there have been smaller violent incidents with several people killed every year.

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12. Jan 2009

2008: Ups and downs in Korea

InFocus, Korea

 by Geir Helgesen, Senior Researcher, NIAS

Last year in Korea was, as was previous years, filled with ups and downs, hopes and doubts, surprises and shocks, mystical occurrences and wild speculations, political shrewdness and political stupidity, conflict and thaw, tragedies and hope, fear and forgiving. All in all probably not so different from previous years, so what can be said about the recent past and the possible future on the Korean peninsula?

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