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North Korea pokes the polarisation bear

North Korea and China flags during the Arirang mass games in mayday stadium, Pyongang Province, Pyongyang, North Korea, 19 September 2011 (Photo: Reuters/Eric Lafforgue)

Authors: Francesca Frassineti, University of Bologna, Edward Howell, University of Oxford and Ria Roy, University of Cambridge After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, North Korea capitalised upon China’s and Russia’s tense relationship with the United States by reviving ties with its…

Tokayev bites the reform bullet

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev President of the Republic of Kazakhstan speaks at 77th General Assembly of the United Nations at UN Headquarters in New York on 20 September 2022 (Photo: Lev Radin/Sipa USA via Reuters).

Author: Marian Seliga, J&T Bank In response to anti-government protests that broke out in Kazakhstan in January 2022, Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called for reforms that might significantly change the country’s political landscape. Tokayev signed a decree on constitutional…