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Kim Il Sung and Sukarno

The late Rachmawati Sukarnoputri, daughter of Indonesian President Sukarno, wrote in her memoirs: My father Sukarno respected President Kim Il Sung of the DPRK; if you want to know about my father, please know first about President Kim Il Sung, his best friend; this is my answer and my “discovery.” 

The AUKUS alliance and its implications in the Indo-Pacific region

Indo-Pacific framework is one of the hottest topics in recent international politics. It is mainly a framework of countries led by the United States to deter china and to do so the US have made different strategies and among them the conception of AUKUS alliance can be said to be of significance. Recently the pact containing USA, Australia and UK have fully unveiled a plan that was initially thought of in 2021 and intends to have security, technical and assistance on many other levels with an aim to deter China from gaining influence in the Indo-Pacific region. 

Seymour Hersh: Rampant corruption in Kyiv. ‘Lots of Americans’ are involved?

The Ukraine government, headed by Volodymyr Zelensky, has been using American taxpayers’ funds to pay dearly for the vitally needed diesel fuel that is keeping the Ukrainian army on the move in its war with Russia, American prominent journalist Seymour Hersh confesses. 

The impact of disengagement from the US dollar between China and Russia on the Egyptian economy

There are attempts led by China and Russia for a long time to overthrow the role of the US dollar as a pioneer in global trade, and the reason is due to the desire of the two countries to weaken the hegemony of the United States of America over the world politically, economically and technologically, within the quest to create a multipolar world order in which the United States of America does not occupy the center stage or global domination.

Chinese Philosophy and Its Impact on International Relations

Chinese philosophy has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. Its principles and values have had a significant influence on the way that China has approached international relations throughout history. Today, as China emerges as a global superpower, its philosophical tradition continues to shape its approach to international relations. In this article, we will explore the relationship between Chinese philosophy and international relations. 

Geopolitical Changes and the Significance of Russia’s New Foreign Policy Concept

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order to endorse Russia’s updated foreign policy concept which was complied and presented by the Ministry of Foreign of Affairs. The new concept was updated to incorporate additional measures and redefine parameters of necessary actions, especially against consistent the United States, Western and European confrontation and determine important roles in the emerging multipolar world by the Russian Federation. 

Looking at Indonesia’s Nickel Downstream Efforts from The Perspective of Resource Curse

Republic of Indonesia under the government of President Joko Widodo is intensively pursuing downstream industries, mainly in the natural resource products sector. One of which is Nickel. Indonesia’s abundant natural resource wealth is certainly a field for increasing the economic level of state revenue. Moreover, if the Government is able to ‘prosperate’ the community through the results obtained from the wealth of the country’s natural resources. 

The dilemma of China’s role as Mediator in the case of Ukraine

Since the full-scale Russo-Ukrainian war unfolding after 24 February 2022, China has maintained so-called neutral stance on the conflict, passively calling for a peaceful resolution. But on the anniversary of Russian invasion, Beijing popped up with concrete suggestions on how to end the war: China claimed its readiness to participate in peaceful adjustment. 

Bali governor puts Indonesia on the spot

A refusal by the governor of Hindu-majority Bali to host an Israeli soccer team at this May’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup puts the Indonesian government, football association, and foremost Muslim civil society movement on the spot. 

Takeaways from the sixth Quad ministerial hosted by India

The foreign ministers of India, Japan, Australia and the United States met in New Delhi on 3 March 2023 on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial deliberations in New Delhi. Being a regional “minilateral” grouping of like-minded countries, the Quad, which was raised to the summit-level two years ago, focuses almost all of its attention on various issues pertaining to the Indo-Pacific region. The grouping is characterised by flexibility and functionality, devoid of any binding treaty or institutional framework. The four ministers had met twice in 2022, first in Melbourne and then in New York. From September 2019 to March 2023, the Quad ministers have met five times in person and once in virtual mode. 

The Unpredictable World and the Lust for Power

As the world becomes increasingly unpredictable and power dynamics shift, nations grapple with the desire for influence and control. From rising powers like China and Russia to established players like the United States, countries are jockeying for position and seeking to shape the international system in their image. This lust for power and influence has created a world order constantly in flux, with alliances and rivalries shifting rapidly and unpredictably. As global challenges like climate change, pandemics, and terrorism continue to threaten the world’s stability, cooperation and collaboration are more urgent than ever. How nations navigate this complex and unpredictable landscape will determine the world’s fate for years to come. 

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