Another North Korea’s nuclear test and what’s next

North Korea just announced successful test of H-bomb. While it will be discussed it seems that NK nuclear/missile program is really advanced. How do you see this and, I know it is a huge issue, but what is your preferable scenario how to deal with North Korea? Read few comments.


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What if North Korea’s missile would hit Japan by accident?

North Korea just fired a missile over Japan. What if the rocket would malfunctioned and would hit Japan? Probably there would be some (military?) response. Would you say there was a real danger having this scenario, does North Korea care? Read few comments.
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Vietnam: Communist regime intensifies crackdown on dissidents. Why?

Vietnam recently arrested 4 activists, other 2 were just sentenced to 9-10 years.  Do you think that crackdown on dissidents in Vietnam is widening, and why? Does the regime feel somehow insecure? Read few comments.

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What’s next for South Korea after presidential election?

How much and how was the presidential election campaing in South Korea affected by current tensions with North Korea and what do you expect from the new presidenitial administration (President Moon Jae-in?) towards North Korea? Read few comments. (I have asked those questions before exit poll suggesting that Moon Jae-in won the election).

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How much should be Indonesia worried about the country’s future?

The campaign before Jakarta gubernatorial election was described by daily Jakarta Post as the dirtiest, most polarizing and most divisive the nation has ever seen. As incumbent governor Basuki Purnama is Christian and has Chinese roots also the question of religion and nationality played the role in the campaign. In your opinion what does this campaign tell us about Indonesian politics and society, would you agree with Jakarta Post description or not and why? Read few comments.

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North Korea: Will tensions escalate to conflict?

Syria strike was also a message to North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Do you find somehow realistic that the US could attack North Korea and how would Pyongyang react? Read feaw comments.

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228 Incident, Chiang Kai-shek and the past, the present, and the future of Taiwan

As Taiwan marks the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident and changes to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall are coming how important (and maybe also divisive?) is for the country to discuss the legacy of Chiang Kai-shek? Read few comments.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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