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The relations between Thailand and Australian can serve as an illustration of the future geopolitical changes in South East Asia.

For Australia, Thailand is important for the following reasons:

- as one of the military and political partners in South East Asia amid the growing influence of China;

  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 2-10-2018, 16:42
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The visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda to Australia and New Zealand can be called multifaceted, affecting several key issues of Polish foreign policy. Duda's participation in the Polish-Australian energy forum in Sydney stressed Warsaw's interest in attracting as much foreign investment as possible, including that from Australia, to the energy sector for the development of this industry with the goal of turning Poland into a transit and distribution hub through which gas from the US and Norway will be supplied to European consumers.

The events in Ukraine have shown very distinctly the extent of fascism in Ukrainian society. The revival of neo-Nazi tendencies in the form of ultra-Ukrainian nationalism began on the eve of the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.

Anticipating a quick path to independence, the

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 30-10-2014, 10:27
  • Views: 9 595

In the context of the unprecedented pressure of the Ukrainian law enforcement bodies on the independent media in the dissemination of news in the country, more and more importance is being placed upon social media networks, such as Face book, Twitter, VKontakte, and Classmates.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 22-10-2014, 23:03
  • Views: 2 974

The Ukrainian authorities have entangled the country in a web of dictatorship. Everybody is already accustomed to the closure of newspapers that they find disagreeable, and the hunting down of dissenting journalists and politicians, but that is not enough for Poreshenko’s government.

Ukrainian schools have received an instruction to compulsorily transfer all school authority emails to the Ukrainian resource Ukr.net. If they disobey and use Russian counterparts (Mail.ru, Rambler.ru) they face a fine.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 1-10-2014, 23:08
  • Views: 1 590

The record of Slovakia's Rusyns seems to occupy a modest niche within the general framework of the history of Rusyns of Transcarpathia or Hungary, which is explainable considering that for centuries both Transcarpathia (also known as Uhorská Rus) and Slovakia used to belong to Hungary and, therefore, the country held sway in the Rusyn affairs. There is no reason to overlook the dramatic, albeit local theme of the Rusyns of Slovakia whose existence over various epochs was rich in inspiring developments and bitter disappointments. All of the milestones of the past of Slovakia's Rusyns are impossible to mention is a brief paper, and what follows is essentially an attempt at an overview of the important part of the West-Russian history reflected in the story of Slovakia's Rusyns.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 17-09-2014, 16:33
  • Views: 2 789

Being the emblem and the epicenter of Ukrainian nationalism seems to be Galicia's traditional posture in more or less every epoch. Seen as such by Ukrainian nationalists and their opponents alike, Galicia had to suffice with a peripheral role throughout the times of the Russian Empire or of the Soviet Union. The province moved into the spotlight every time Ukraine equipped itself with sovereign statehood, but receded to the background whenever Ukraine merged into neighboring geopolitical giants.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 4-08-2014, 21:12
  • Views: 2 585

Amnesty International recently released a report on “stomach-turning” violence in Eastern Ukraine (“Abduction and Tortures in Eastern Ukraine,”  – see for example BBC coverage here). According to the report, the acts of violence are perpetrated chiefly by pro-Russian separatist groups.

The Amnesty International report and its conclusion about rebel responsibility for the majority of violence doesn`t hold water and has little in common with reality. The violence in Ukraine in general is not properly analyzed, and report is quite biased. Rather than the rebels, it is the Ukrainian army and the pro-EuroMaidan forces that are responsible for the abductions and abuses.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 23-07-2014, 16:56
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A paradox that largely goes unnoticed in Ukraine is that the country's own national literature is being sacrificed in the name of Ukrainian nationalism. In fact, Ukrainian literature fell victim to the political savagery of Ukrainian nationalists exactly when the same happened, in a wider-

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 4-07-2014, 01:07
  • Views: 2 087

The events in Ukraine are not covered properly by Western media.

First and foremost, Western media avoid mentioning the fact that many members of Ukrainian ultranationalist organizations now have positions in the official power system, as well as in the army and police. This fusion of Ukrainian nationalists, the military, and pro-governmental paramilitary groups is not spontaneous but a deliberate plan.

During the so-called Orange Revolution in 2004, the pro-Western candidate and Ukrainian nationalist Victor Yushchenko won the presidency against then-Prime Minister Victor Yanukovich. Yushchenko was swept into power by a wave of people`s dissatisfaction with problems in the the socio-economic situation in the country. However, the dissatisfaction was sophisticatedly whipped up and directed by foreign strategists, resulting in a political and economical rupture between two potential economic partners – Ukraine and Russia.