Korean Peninsula – Moon win puts allies approach to North Korea in doubt, but drastic policy shift unlikely, experts say

By Tomohiro Osaki and Jesse Johnson Staff Writers With Wednesday’s swearing-in of liberal candidate Moon Jae-in as South Korea’s new president, all eyes are on whether he will stick to his campaign promise of pursuing rapprochement with Pyongyang after years of a pro-sanctions push out of Seoul — a policy shift that, if realized, would destabilize … Continue reading Korean Peninsula – Moon win puts allies approach to North Korea in doubt, but drastic policy shift unlikely, experts say

Precious Metals Supply and Demand

From Acting Man, by Keith Weiner Frexit Threat Macronized The dollar moved strongly, and is now over 25mg gold and 1.9g silver. This was a holiday-shortened week, due to the Early May bank holiday in the UK. The lateral entrant wakes up, preparing to march on, avenge the disinherited and let loose with fresh rounds … Continue reading Precious Metals Supply and Demand

Education – China Heads New Alliance of Asian Universities

  China has organized an alliance of Asian universities to compete with western educational institutions. The alliance will share resources and increase exchanges of students and teachers. The new organization is called the Asian University Alliance (AUA). It was launched in late April at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The Chinese university was elected as chair … Continue reading Education – China Heads New Alliance of Asian Universities

Chinese investment in Africa – Djibouti

Chinese investment in Djibouti can turn the smallest country on the African Horn into a Mecca for tourists, according to Osman Abdi Mohamed, managing director of the National Tourism Board. Sputnik takes a look at the recent developments in Djibouti “The Chinese military base will serve as a starting point for the development of tourism and we believe … Continue reading Chinese investment in Africa – Djibouti

Why Erdogan Came to Sochi?

On Wednesday, Turkish President Erdogan came to Sochi for talks with President Putin. Later in May, the Turkish leader is scheduled to visit the US for talks with Donald Trump. Commenting on the results of the negotiations in Russia, political scientist Gevorg Mirzayan suggests that Erdogan has put his country up for bid between Trump … Continue reading Why Erdogan Came to Sochi?