Armenia Needs Help to Escape Regional Isolation

Participating in the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum in Georgia, Pashinyan outlined his government’s plans to cooperate with neighboring countries and open up to the world through road, rail, and energy links. 

Pashinyan said his landlocked country should be connected to the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the Caspian Sea, and the Persian Gulf as soon as possible by joining projects with its neighbors to open up transit routes. As well as connecting Armenia to the sea, these would provide links between Georgian Black Sea ports and the Gulf, he told the forum in late October.

China builds economic integration in Central Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced a new policy for the development of Central Asia, comprising initiatives such as infrastructure construction for better trade activities and adopting integration-based development projects.

How the US Can Open Doors in Central Asia

The US is eager to establish a new Central Asia policy after years of neglect. Realizing that it has neglected Central Asia, partly because of the attention devoted to halting Russia’s all-out war on Ukraine, and aware that China is intensifying its economic influence, the US is aiming to reset its policy towards the region.  

Iranian fear to Turkey’s growing influence in South Caucasus is an apparent reality

The Second Karabakh War that happened last fall has brought about the alteration of the geopolitical situation in the region of the South Caucasus. As Russia has kept its traditional strategic power along with increasing military influence in the South Caucasus, Turkey has managed to enter the region as the second regional power. Iran is the only country that could not achieve any gains from the Karabakh War. It could be the third factor in the region. The determination of the fate of the geopolitical situation connected to peace and stability in the South Caucasus is still unforeseen. Number of experts have started to argue on what circumstances could occur further in the South Caucasus in the context of Russia-Turkey-Iran cooperation or competition.

A New War in Nagorno-Karabakh

A new war began between Armenia and Azerbaijan on September 27 in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. This clash became the most serious one since the Four-Day War in 2016, and it erupted with the Armenian attacks towards military and civilian targets. 

Contemporary Issues in International Relations: Problems of the International Community

Recent regional and global crises have changed the structure of international relations and cause countries to be inconsistent in their policies. Examples of these include the protest demonstrations and political crises which started in the Middle East and African countries in 2010 known as the ‘Arab Spring’, which had a major effect on Syria, and the movement towards Brexit. These emerging regional and global crises have highlighted the shortcomings of the discipline of international relations and the need for a new, detailed study to be conducted. The topics in this book have been carefully selected in order to provide a more objective assessment of the recent and ongoing problems of the international community.

South Korea as peaceful actor

Korean institutions organize significant programs for foreigners who are engaged in peace and conflict issues. One of these, the KF Korea Workshop, was held in Seoul in July. The program was organized by the East Asia Institute and hosted by the Korea Foundation (KF).

As an academic, I found a chance to participate and received a lot of information from valuable scholars.

In the first session, Prof. Leif-Eric Easley delivered a presentation under the title “Rising Korea: A Middle Power’s Role in Asia and the World.” 

New step to improve Korea-Georgia relations

Georgia has opened a new door in collaboration with Korea, as the country has followed very active diplomacy, especially from 2017 until today, to achieve a perfect relationship. Georgian Ambassador to Korea Otar Berdzenishvili has accomplished a series of missions to introduce his own country from several aspects during his term. As one of the youngest and hardworking diplomats in Seoul, his smart initiatives drew the attention of all Koreans.

Korea-Central Asia ties improve

President Moon Jae-in paid an official visit to Central Asia from April 16 to 23. Summits were held in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan to bolster relations with these countries. This marked his first trip to the region since he took office in 2017.

Strengthening relations with Central Asia has been a priority of Korean foreign policy since the early 1990s. Foreign policy concepts of various presidents, including Roh Moo-hyun, Lee Myung-bak, and Park Geun-hye, aimed to improve relations with Central Asia in the areas of economy and energy resources. President Moon’s New Northern Policy formulation is also emphasizing new prospects between Korea and Central Asia. Therefore, his visit was part of the sustainability of Korean foreign policy implementation in the post-Soviet area which has abundant resources and emerging markets. At this point, Moon’s visit was a crucial turning point in relations because it will lead to $28 billion worth of projects.

Uniqueness of Korea-Uzbekistan relations

The Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) announced that a memorandum of understanding was signed on March 11 with the Namangan regional government of Uzbekistan for developments of its free economic zone. This initiative signals a new emergence in bilateral relations in which Korea and Uzbekistan show a good partnership model to the world.

Along with the recent step, both sides have signed four memorandum of understanding from the last year. According to this, new investments and projects are awaiting to be completed in the near future. On the other side, Uzbekistan announced that Korea is ready to help the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization after a meeting between Paik Ji-ah, ambassador of the Korean Mission in Geneva and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Ilkhom Nematov on March 12.

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