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anisbajrektarevic has written 19 posts for China News

From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray


75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights System – Legacy of Antifascism for th Common Pan-European Future. The first July day of 2020 in Vienna sow marking the anniversary of Nuremberg Trials with the conference “From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray: 75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights System – … Continue reading

COVID-19 and the new world order


On 1 July 2020, the first real-time conference in Europe past the early-spring lockdown took place at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna. This highly anticipated event, entitled From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray 75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights System Legacy of antifascism for the common pan-European future, was organized by the … Continue reading

ASEAN, Covid-19 and Vietnam’s chairmanship


COVID-19 (C-19) event is posing serious challenges for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2020. But Vietnam, as current ASEAN chair, is trying to make the best of the situation and demonstrate leadership. As 2020 marks a mid-term review of the implementation of the ASEAN Community Building Blueprints 2015–25, Vietnam chose ‘Cohesive … Continue reading

ASEAN, C-19 and Vietnam’s Chairmanship


COVID-19 (C-19) event is posing serious challenges for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2020. But Vietnam, as current ASEAN chair, is trying to make the best of the situation and demonstrate leadership. As 2020 marks a mid-term review of the implementation of the ASEAN Community Building Blueprints 2015–25, Vietnam chose ‘Cohesive … Continue reading

America and China: A possible post COVID-19 future


“Americans performed three very different policies on the People’s Republic: From a total negation (and the Mao-time mutual annihilation assurances), to Nixon’s sudden cohabitation. Finally, a Copernican-turn: the US spotted no real ideological differences between them and the post-Deng China. This signalled a ‘new opening’: West imagined China’s coastal areas as its own industrial suburbia. … Continue reading

Policy beyond politics – The UN Security Council should urgently address Covid-19 (part 2)


Further to the points of view undersigned authors expressed nearly two months ago (see: https://www.neweurope.eu/article/the-un-security-council-should-urgently-address-covid-19/), it is to a deep regret that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) still misses to adopt the much-needed Council Resolution to address the COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic event. This paralysis is largely due to the tensions between two of its … Continue reading

Policy beyond politics – The UN Security Council should urgently address Covid-19


Further to the points of view undersigned authors expressed nearly two months ago (see: https://www.neweurope.eu/article/the-un-security-council-should-urgently-address-covid-19/), it is to a deep regret that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) still misses to adopt the much-needed Council Resolution to address the COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic event. This paralysis is largely due to the tensions between two of its … Continue reading

Learning in the light of the coronavirus crisis


The global pandamic of COVID 19 has hit the world in a way nobody has foreseen, let alone prepared to respond. It shakes the core of humanity – no matter how far we have progressed scientifically, we are a speck of dust in the universe trying to understand nature and be a part of it … Continue reading

Non-Permanent members lead the Security Council through COVID-19


Building up on the recent analysis of the IFIMES (International Institute of the Special Consultative status with the UN Eco-Soc) and its call for a formidable multilateral action; “The International Security Dimension of Covid-19 and the Pivotal role of the UN SC”, the founder and CEO of the London-based think-tank  furthers that argument, while explaining … Continue reading

The post-Corona epilogue of an overheated Sino-American relationship


We have a Winner; Will we have a Game-changer too? Americans performed three very different policies on the People’s Republic: From a total negation (and the Mao-time mutual annihilation assurances), to Nixon’s sudden cohabitation. Finally, a Copernican-turn: the US spotted no real ideological differences between them and the post-Deng China. This signalled a ‘new opening’: … Continue reading

Gong or Song from China’s Hong Kong?


Following the recent abduction of five Hong Kong publishers, alleged to have edited books disclosing “inconvenient truths” about the Chinese government, thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest and fight for their right to have Freedom of Expression, which had already been enshrined in the Fundamental Law of Hong Kong. … Continue reading

The currency dictatorship and China’s action plan


The last time a country decided to dump the dollar in the oil business, the US destroyed it. Now India, the world’s third largest economy, and Iran have agreed to settle their outstanding oil dues in rupees. What’s more, the two countries may conduct all future trade in their national currencies. This follows an agreement … Continue reading

Why the bear is back in Vietnam – Russia assisting Vietnam in South China Sea dispute


Russia-Vietnam ties that seemed to be cooling after the end of the Cold War are warming up all over again. More than 20 years after Moscow abandoned its largest foreign base, Russian military aircraft are once again welcome visitors at Cam Ranh Bay. The renewed Russian presence in Vietnam has predictably set the alarm bells … Continue reading

Why are China and East Asia unable to capitalise on their successes?


Asia needs ASEANisation not Pakistanisation of its continent Speculations over the alleged bipolar world of tomorrow (the so-called G-2, China vs. the US), should not be an Asian dilemma. It is primarily a concern of the West that, after all, overheated China in the first place with its (outsourced business) investments. Hence, despite a distortive … Continue reading

Book review – Is There Life After Facebook: Geopolitics of Technology and other Foreign Policy Essays


The following is a book review of “Is There Life After Facebook: Geopolitics of Technology and other Foreign Policy Essays” by China Daily Mail contributor Professor Anis Bajrektarevic: “Insightful, compelling and original, this book is an exciting journey through the rocky field of geopolitics. “It is also a big-thinking exploration of the least researched aspects of … Continue reading

China’s role in the French Pivot


During his recent visit to Jakarta for a bilateral with Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, France’s top diplomat, Minister Laurent Fabius, dropped by the Asean Secretariat and there announced to a regional audience that his country had made a “pivot” to Asia. Smart move. The French foreign minister: explained “France wants to be present where tomorrow’s … Continue reading

China’s growth affects future of Europe


The EU of social welfare or of generational warfare, the continent of debt-bound economies or of knowledge-based community? Is the predatory generation in power? Why the only organised counter-narrative comes as a lukewarm Mouse Mickey – between Anonymous and Pirate party, from the Wiki-leaky to Snowden-picky. Europe’s redemption lies in the re-affirmation of the Lisbon … Continue reading

China causing imbalance in “Asian Century”


The eminent academician Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic says that “there [can be] no Asian century, without the Pan-Asian multilateral setting.” The Americas, he says, have the Organisation of American States (OAS), Africa has the African Union, and Europe has the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). There is no counterpart in the sprawling … Continue reading

Gunboat diplomacy in the South and East China Sea – China’s strategic mistake


As the recent maritime contests in both the South and the East China Sea has shown, Beijing underestimated an emotional charge that the territorial disputes carry along, as well as the convenience given to the neighbours to escalate these frictions in order to divert public attention from their own pressing domestic socio-economic and political issues. … Continue reading

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