South West Asia

by Vladimir Rozanskij | ARMENIA

First the Armenians must break their close ties with Russia. Europe condemns both Armenia and Azerbaijan for the 2020 conflict. Apart from historical cultural relations, Yerevan appears far from the prospects of any form of European integration.

On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020

The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.

| 19/09/2019
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The European Parliament reports "violations of press freedom and dangers to the safety of journalists" in the Caucasian country. The Georgian Dream government has not adopted sanctions against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Opposition calls for change of direction to obtain candidate country status.


| 13/06/2022

Today's headlines: Pyongyang launches artillery strikes; Seoul approves strengthening of defence capabilities with the US and Japan; fresh Covid outbreak in Beijing; one of the earliest Islamic burial sites, dating to mid 7th century, discovered in Syria; Duma bans use of 'anglicisms' in public. 

| 13/06/2022
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Along with the issue of internal freedom of movement, the problem is raised forcefully by the Kyrgyz. Member countries accuse Russia of favouring partners outside the economic bloc. Kazakhs on Moscow's side: 80% opening of internal trade routes.

| 31/05/2022

Today's headlines: Violence erupts inin Kashmir  following the arrest of independence leader Malik; Japanese Red Army co-founder Fusako Shigenobu released from prison; Ankara mulls reform of press law, with three years in jail for 'disinformation'; divisions between Beijing and London scuttle a note on Myanmar at the UN; Georgia celebrates independence. 


| 28/05/2022
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“L’Asia: ecco il nostro comune compito per il terzo millennio!” - Giovanni Paolo II, da “Alzatevi, andiamo”