Malaysia’s New Prime Minister: To Serve Malaysia or Washington?

The elections unfolded shortly after the G20 meeting held in nearby Indonesia and the APEC 2022 forum held in Thailand. Taken together, we see both the significant shifting of the region and the world away from US-led unipolarism toward multipolarism, but also efforts by the US to retain its power and influence worldwide.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Egypt: outcome of UN Climate Change Conference

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from November 6, just ended. However, it did not meet the official deadline (due to end on November 18) and was extended until November 20 due to Western obstruction. It was only then, after desperate debate and discussion,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

The Fear of Fear Itself: The Gripping Truth Out of Ukraine

Scarcity and who is getting rich from it is the only geopolitical question that matters today. The proxy military actions in Ukraine are all over the news. Of course, it is. Death, destruction, and war machines have always been popular entertainment. The real war, the battle waged by the elites on us all,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Did North Korea invent a teleporter?

This author wrote in an earlier publication about the attempts to accuse the DPRK of supplying weapons to Russia, however, barely two months after the provocative New York Times article, the United States has revisited the issue, and at an even higher level. On November 2,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Why is Ukraine asking the West for longer-range missiles?

The anti-Russian hysteria instigated by Ukraine and Poland, supported by certain members of the current Russophobic military-political elite in the West, around the incident of the two missiles falling in Przewodów, has clearly confirmed not only the fragility of the current system of universal security, But also the fact of active search by neo-Nazis,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

No DPRK nuclear test yet

North Korea has conducted a total of six nuclear tests since 2006 and a seventh is believed to be just around the corner – in 2022, Western experts have named seven or eight dates on which Kim Jong-un will definitely detonate a nuclear bomb. In late October,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Olaf Scholz, Germany’s Chancellor, visits China

On November 4, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz flew to Beijing for talks with the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang – a remarkable development, given the current state of the Great Global Game. The visit was surprising for a number of reasons – and here,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

US ambassadors lead in abuse of power

Against the backdrop of recent turbulent international events in various parts of the world, it is not only them that have attracted increased international and media attention, but also the various “stunts” pulled by a number of ambassadors in their political dances on the diplomatic podium.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Moon Jae-in is still under attack

South Korea’s current conservative government is closing in on the former president, and he is under attack on several fronts at once. On the one hand, there have been several crude attempts to harass him, using illegal methods, and these have been blocked by the courts.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Chronicle of the Taiwan Issue-12

Since the last Chronicle of the Taiwan Issue, a lot has happened both in terms of specific events and – far more – in verbal and informational space. The main focus of the world media was, of course, on the preparatory process, the course as well as the outcome of the 20th CPC National Congress as a whole and those aspects of it that touched on the Taiwan issue,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New

The Destruction of Nord Stream 1 and 2 is a Crime That Must Be Solved

In a recent article the excellent author Pepe Escobar (28 September 2022) declared that the attack on the Russian pipeline (Nord Stream 1 and 2) propelled disaster capitalism to a new, toxic level. The attack upon the two Russian pipelines took place in international waters in the sea off the coast of Sweden.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Is Lee Jae-myung heading for the premiership or for prison?

On August 28, 2022 the Democratic Party of Korea, currently the main opposition party in South Korea, elected Lee Jae-myung, a former presidential candidate, as its new Chairman. He obtained 77.77% of the votes.  His victory means that he has the support of the largest faction in the Democratic Party,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Iraq: A glimmer of light at the end of the political tunnel

Iraq has taken the first steps toward forming a new government, but whether it can achieve lasting peace in the country remains questionable. Mohammed Shia’ Sabbar Al-Sudani, a former minister who has unexpectedly emerged as the new leader of the Shiites, is poised to take power as prime minister after forming a new coalition government with Kurdish and Sunni partners.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Exchange of fire in the Yellow Sea

On October 24, 2022 the armed forces of North and South Korea both announced that they had fired warning shots after a North Korean ship crossed the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the Yellow Sea, the de facto maritime border between the two countries.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Will Ursula von der Leyen be forced to resign, and will her deeds be investigated?

Europe has been rocked by large-scale protests over the last few weeks, and many politicians and media organizations in the EU see this as a reflection of public dissatisfaction with the policies of the European Commission and especially its head, Ursula von der Leyen. The main concern is the rising cost of living,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

OPEC – USA: new policy, new decisions

The reaction of Joe Biden’s administration to the decision by OPEC and its allies to cut production by two million barrels per day is clear enough to confirm growing tensions with oil producers, particularly Saudi Arabia. Although the decision was widely expected and did not actually have a major impact on oil prices,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Another half step to the dangerous line

Just when the author thought that, once the North Korean “nuclear counterattack exercise” was over, he could have a rest, this, unfortunately, would not come to pass!  The tension continues unabated and the dangerous line is one step closer. There have been many developments,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Pakistan’s political turbulence continues unabated

The main features of domestic political turbulence in Pakistan, outlined earlier in the NEO and overlaid by the impact of the catastrophic flooding, are confirmed by recent developments in the country. One should not forget Pakistan’s de facto nuclear status, which has stimulated increasing external attention to what is going on within its borders.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

On the failed South Korean missile launch and more

After the failed Hyunmoo missile launch, covered by the author in a previous article, was almost misrepresented by armchair journalists as a North Korean shelling, the author was asked to provide more details. In response to the North Korean launches, the ROK and US militaries fired four (each side two) ATACMS,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Arab League Summit – hopes and aspirations

The next summit of the League of Arab States (LAS), whose participation has been confirmed by the heads of state of numerous Arab countries, will be held in Algiers in early November. On the agenda, of course, are primarily issues related to the reconciliation of a number of Arab countries and their consolidation in the face of various external threats.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

The US alliance in the Indo-Pacific Stumbles

With India and China developing a new consensus on the management of their border in Ladakh and with the possibilities of bilateral conflict receding, the US-led anti-China alliance has begun to seriously stumble from within. With both Asian giants founding new common ground, the future of the QUAD looks bleak while that of the BRICS prosperous.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Germany is forced to give up its ambitions in Africa

The US and the former European metropolises – France, Britain and Germany – have made desperate efforts in recent years to maintain their neo-colonial positions on the African continent. After all, the Western bloc views Africa primarily from a military-geopolitical and resource-based perspective, with projected prospects for global development.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

DPRK exercises: Pyongyang has revealed its cards and the dangerous line is half a step closer

Since the publication of the visit of the US carrier group to the ROK, the vicious circle of tensions has taken another turn or two. The previous digest was ended with Pyongyang launching two short-range ballistic missiles on October 6, while 8 North Korean fighter jets and 4 bombers flew near the line of emphasis on the inter-Korean border.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Will an agreement be reached on the demarcation of the border between Lebanon and Israel?

In recent days, many media outlets have rushed to publish “sensational reports” that Lebanon and Israel have reached an agreement on the demarcation of the maritime border. Of course, the US and Israeli media have been particularly active in publishing such information, presenting it as almost “the undoubted historic result of years of US-mediated negotiations.” According to Lebanese media reports,  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Missed Yoon and Biden summit

After describing Yoon’s trip to the Anglo-Saxon world a little earlier, it is worth discussing how it affected the ROK’s relations with the US and the UK. For, although Yoon’s opponents have called it a “failure”, the situation is in fact somewhat more complicated. It cannot be said that Yoon’s trip worsened the ROK’s relations with the US or the UK.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Chips and Science Act passed in the US

The adoption of the so-called “Chips Act” in the USA in August of this year, with the addition of the word “science” in the title (not accidentally, as will be discussed below), is an extremely noteworthy event from many different perspectives. And, perhaps most of all, from a political perspective.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Iraq: some light in the “political clouds”

Almost a year after Iraq’s last parliamentary elections in October 2021, no government has yet been formed. There is a fierce power struggle to form a government between the Sadrist movement, led by populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, and the Coordination Framework (CF) alliance, which includes a number of Shiite parties largely united in their opposition to the Sadrist movement.   » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook

Africa steps up counterinsurgency efforts

Improving the fight against terrorist groups continues to be a major challenge for a significant number of countries in Africa. After the defeat of radical Islamists in the Middle East, they refocused on the Dark Continent, moving leadership, units and assets to West Africa to make the region a new stronghold of Islamism.  » Lees verder bij de bron: New Eastern Outlook