Russian Federation declares a Special Economic Zone in Disputed Area with Japan

Russian Federation declares a Special Economic Zone in Disputed Area with Japan Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed an important economic document in an area that Japan disputes. Of course, for the Russian Federation, the document that designates a special economic zone that…

Azerbaijan and Geopolitical Concerns: Russian Federation and Turkey

Azerbaijan and Geopolitical Concerns: Russian Federation and Turkey Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The political elites in Baku are at pains to distance Azerbaijan from the entanglements of the Russian Federation and Turkey. Of course, in order to achieve this then Azerbaijan must contemplate serious issues from the approach…

Russia, Syria, US, Gulf States and Migrant Crisis: Former Yugoslavia to Syria

Russia, Syria, US, Gulf States and Migrant Crisis: Former Yugoslavia to Syria Murad Makhmudov, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The ineptitude of the Obama administration in America knows no boundaries when it comes to foreign policy. In truth, this is following on from past administrations in this nation when it comes…

Central African Republic: Christian Neighborhood Attacked by Muslims in Bangui

Central African Republic: Christian Neighborhood Attacked by Muslims in Bangui Lielit Kebede, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Religious clashes erupted after Muslims attacked a Christian neighborhood in the capital of Bangui. The attack took place after a Muslim male was found dead but the reasons behind his death still remain…

Southern Thailand: Dialogue in Doubt

Southern Thailand: Dialogue in Doubt International Crisis Group The south Thailand insurgency has grown less lethal over the past year, but there are worrying indications militants may have expanded operations beyond the traditional conflict zone of the four southernmost provinces. Malay-Muslim rebels have been fighting against Thai rule for more than a decade in what…