ASEM: What connects and what divides Europe and Asia

The upcoming 12th ASEM will focus on the theme Europe and Asia: Global Partners for Global Challenges. While ASEM forum is probably too broad to achieve something substantial, in general, what challenges connect Europe and Asia these days, and what does divide Europe and Asia? Read few comments.

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Trump-Kim summit: Will Asia-Pacific security architecture change?

Stopping military exercises with South Korea, potentially bringing American troops in SK home. That’s what US President Trump said after meeting Kim Jong-un. Do you think it perhaps could be a start of some changes in Asia-Pacific security architecture, and would you say some changes are needed? Or this basically nothing, and why? Read few comments.

The guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) returns from deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Holly L. Herline

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Trump-Kim summit: A successful event?

What would be a successful Trump-Kim summit from the Donald Trump’s view, from Kim’s view, and what about from your view?  Read few comments.
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What does North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic arsenal mean for Trump-Kim summit?

Would we be approaching Trump-Kim summit without the fact that North Korea sees its nuclear and balistic programme as successful, do you assess nuclear and balistic programme of NK as successful, and why? Read few comments.


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Trump-Kim Jong-un summit: How did we reach this point?

It is pretty shocking twist of events as President Trump and NK leader Kim Jong-un are going to meet. In your opinion, how did we reach this point and wat do you expect from this? Read few comments.
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How important are North Korea-South Korea Olympics talks?

Do you see any signs that Olympics talks between North Korea and South Korea may lead to something more substantial than just to North Korea’s Olympics participation, in general how important do you find this talks? Read few comments.


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Expectations are high for Trump’s first Asia visit. But…

A lot is eclipsed by the North Korea nuclear program but as President Donald Trump prepares for his first trip to Asia how (un)clear are the priorities of his administration in this region, what are/should be those priorities? Read few comments.


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