Category Archive: Geopolitics

Remembering the counter-terrorism and security expert Bahukutumbi Raman: India and Pakistan

Remembering the counter-terrorism and security expert Bahukutumbi Raman: India and Pakistan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It was with great sadness in June 2013 that Modern Tokyo Times heard about the death… Continue reading

Tunisian Ennahda’s ‘Secret Apparatus’ Draws Comparisons to Brotherhood Origins

Tunisian Ennahda’s ‘Secret Apparatus’ Draws Comparisons to Brotherhood Origins by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A lawsuit accusing Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement of plotting the assassination of two political… Continue reading

Cyber-security minister in Japan isn’t keen on using computers: Abe and cronyism

Cyber-security minister in Japan isn’t keen on using computers: Abe and cronyism Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times   The minister in charge of cyber-security in Japan, according to reports, has… Continue reading

China, India, and the Russian Federation understand Myanmar’s struggle against Islamist terrorism

China, India, and the Russian Federation understand Myanmar’s struggle against Islamist terrorism Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China, India, and the Russian Federation continue to express their support for… Continue reading

Myanmar leader says, “Southeast Asia’s final frontier market” but based on “social cohesion”

Myanmar leader says, “Southeast Asia’s final frontier market” but based on “social cohesion”  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The State Counsellor of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, touted… Continue reading

South Caucasus Eyes Becoming a Hub Along EU–China Transportation Route

South Caucasus Eyes Becoming a Hub Along EU–China Transportation Route Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 15 Issue: 158 By: Ayaz Rzayev, Vasif Huseynov The Jamestown Foundation On October 15, the European Union adopted… Continue reading

Violence Continues as Pakistani Islamists Protest Christian Woman’s “Blasphemy” Acquittal

Violence Continues as Pakistani Islamists Protest Christian Woman’s “Blasphemy” Acquittal IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Thousands of Islamist demonstrators in Pakistan continue to violently protest the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian… Continue reading

Myanmar by-election and the entrenchment of democracy: Multiple parties and ethnic vitality

Myanmar by-election and the entrenchment of democracy: Multiple parties and ethnic vitality Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international media often focuses on the same spin in relation to… Continue reading

Japanese art and the small window of Nagasaki: The Chinese artist Shen Quan (Nanpin)

Japanese art and the small window of Nagasaki: The Chinese artist Shen Quan (Nanpin) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Chinese artist Shen Quan (Nanpin) had a limited opportunity and a narrow… Continue reading

UK humanitarian aid projects in Yemen are being bombed by the UK backed bombing raids

UK humanitarian aid projects in Yemen are being bombed by the UK backed bombing raids Michiyo Tanabe, Nawal Soueif, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis in Yemen is highlighting the… Continue reading

UK and Commonwealth betrayal in Pakistan: Remembering the Christian lady Asma Yaqoob

UK and Commonwealth betrayal in Pakistan: Remembering the Christian lady Asma Yaqoob Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coming to power of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq in 1978 turned… Continue reading

Language-Motivated Emigration of Russians Causes Shortage of Qualified Workers in Kazakhstan

Language-Motivated Emigration of Russians Causes Shortage of Qualified Workers in Kazakhstan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Farkhad Sharip The Jamestown Foundation In mid-October, the nationalist-leaning Qazaquni.kz website, run by the Ak Zhol (Democratic… Continue reading

At least 42 Shia killed in Nigeria after a demonstration turned into a bloodbath

At least 42 Shia killed in Nigeria after a demonstration turned into a bloodbath Noriko Watanabe, Salma Zribi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Another massacre against the embattled Shia occurred in… Continue reading

Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribals in Rakhine fear Bengali Muslim objectives in Myanmar

Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribals in Rakhine fear Bengali Muslim objectives in Myanmar Murad Makhmudov, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The historical legacy of Islamic invasions, Muslim land grabs,… Continue reading

Estrange policy of America towards Pakistan despite the utilization of terrorist groups

Estrange policy of America towards Pakistan despite the utilization of terrorist groups Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Terrorist and sectarian forces blight Afghanistan based on internal issues and the… Continue reading

Sanctions against Myanmar are “Nonsense” claims the Ambassador of Japan

Sanctions against Myanmar are “Nonsense” claims the Ambassador of Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar, Ichiro Maruyama, is adamant that international sanctions against this… Continue reading

Turkey Experts Worry Erdogan Might Use Al-Qaeda Against Kurds

Turkey Experts Worry Erdogan Might Use AQ Against Kurds by John Rossomando  Investigative Project on Terrorism Although Turkey and Russia agreed last month to “withdraw” all jihadist groups from Syria’s Idlib Province, a… Continue reading

Anti-Jewish white terrorist attack in America: 11 killed in Jewish Synagogue attack

Anti-Jewish white terrorist attack in America: 11 killed in Jewish Synagogue attack Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times A brutal white supremacist terrorist attack on a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh,… Continue reading

Prime Minister Abe of Japan meets President Xi of China: A wary eye remains

Prime Minister Abe of Japan meets President Xi of China: A wary eye remains Sawako Utsumi and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is on a visit to… Continue reading

Another massacre of innocents in Yemen by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition

Another massacre of innocents in Yemen by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Saudi Arabia that is leading the Sunni Muslim alliance needs… Continue reading

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia needs the chance to modernize society

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia needs the chance to modernize society Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is clear that the Western and Muslim Brotherhood media… Continue reading

Japan hopes America will not pull out of INF treaty with the Russian Federation

Japan hopes America will not pull out of INF treaty with the Russian Federation  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is extremely concerned about indications that America may pull… Continue reading

Myanmar seeks dialogue with the United Nations Special Envoy: Non-Muslim voices

Myanmar seeks dialogue with the United Nations Special Envoy: Non-Muslim voices Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations Special Envoy to Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, recently revisited this… Continue reading

Khashoggi and press freedom in Turkey: Muslim Brotherhood narrative aimed at Saudi Arabia

Khashoggi and press freedom in Turkey: Muslim Brotherhood narrative aimed at Saudi Arabia Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Allegedly, Jamal Khashoggi in his last column focused extensively on the need for press… Continue reading

Myanmar should utilize its geopolitical importance: Positive ties with China, India, and Japan

Myanmar should utilize its geopolitical importance: Positive ties with China, India, and Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar is far from isolated despite the efforts… Continue reading

Khashoggi, Muslim Brotherhood and opportune America, Turkey, and the UK: Land of political imprisonment

Khashoggi, Muslim Brotherhood and opportune America, Turkey, and the UK: Land of political imprisonment Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is a supporter… Continue reading

French Say “Non” to Islamist Performer at Bataclan

French Say “Non” to Islamist Performer at Bataclan by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism On Nov. 13, 2015, a series of Islamist terrorist attacks shook the city… Continue reading

Russia accuses Japan of “megaphone diplomacy” over military drills in contested waters

Russia accuses Japan of “megaphone diplomacy” over military drills in contested waters Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and President Vladimir Putin of the… Continue reading

Nations and charities encouraging migration to the EU should be charged: OIC free ride

Nations and charities encouraging migration to the EU should be charged: OIC free ride Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) needs to consider indigenous taxpayers and… Continue reading

Japan and Mekong nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to strengthen ties

Japan and Mekong nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to strengthen ties Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker                   Modern Tokyo Times Japan and five nations connected to the Mekong Delta have… Continue reading

The Uncertain Road Ahead for Macedonia

The Uncertain Road Ahead for Macedonia Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Margarita Assenova The Jamestown Foundation The vast majority of voters who took part in Macedonia’s referendum on September 30 supported changing the… Continue reading

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says that the United Kingdom would be welcome to join the TPP

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says that the United Kingdom would be welcome to join the TPP Noriko Watanabe and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan notified the… Continue reading