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Dutch Ambassador impressed with Hanoi’s Covid-19 fight

Dutch Ambassador impressed with Hanoi’s Covid-19 fight

Dutch ambassador to Vietnam Elsbeth Akkerman expressed her impression of Hanoi's efforts to ensure sustainability and inclusivity in plans to get people's life on track when Covid-19 is basically under control.

Another heavy blow

Another heavy blow

This US blow against China is the ultimate proof of US distrust of Chinese explanations of its actions in the South China Sea region.

Japan: Abenomics without Abe

Japan: Abenomics without Abe

With Abe in office, Japan has become politically stronger and more socially stable than ever despite facing numerous challenges and setbacks.

A new Middle East is emerging

A new Middle East is emerging

Both Israel and the UAE are small countries in the Middle East and the Gulf. But their agreement to grant each other diplomatic recognition has a profound impact on regional and world politics.

Major powers' relationships in free fall

Major powers' relationships in free fall

The changes in the US policy concerning Hong Kong, the South China Sea and Taiwan as well as the US war against several leading Chinese firms like Huawei, TikTok, WeChat are of long-term strategic significance.

Allies without alliances

Allies without alliances

Many countries and partners in the world share the US’ new assessments of China, but they all have refrained from siding in any official alliance led by the US against China.

The end justifies the means

The end justifies the means

The so-called "hostage diplomacy" is not popularly used but it does exist in the world of diplomacy.

New episode of the old drama

New episode of the old drama

At least until the presidential elections in the US, Trump and Moon Jae-in will not make any significant moves toward North Korea.

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