A street in the city of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China. Photo: Bigstock

The Xinjiang-Uyghur issue 

Commentary: The issue of human rights in the Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region, the largest provincial unit in China, is attracting increasing attention from the international community. Let us try to better understand the situation

Turkey's president is seen on a screen during a video call with European leaders in March. Photo: Stephanie Lecocq/Pool via REUTERS

Will 2021 be the year of thaw in international relations for Turkey?

Commentary: President Erdogan has changed strategy and launched what some observers call a "charm offensive" in an attempt to reopen channels of dialogue with Western countries and the regional powers in the Middle East

An Israel-China summit meeting in Beijing. Photo: Government Press Office

The cordial relations between Israel and China, and the pervasive annoyance shown by the United States

Commentary: With Israel-China relations gaining momentum in many areas, Israel should start a dialogue with Biden’s administration to promote an understanding of those relations so as not to harm important U.S. interests. This could enable Israel to have a respectful dialogue with China on future bilateral ties 

Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov as seen in October 2016. 333 Squadron, Norwegian Royal Airforce/NTB Scanpix/Handout via Reuters

The dynamism and expansion of the Russian fleet

Commentary: During the heyday of the Soviet Navy, Russia's overseas military bases were spread all over the world. But now, Russia is focusing its energies on two strategic hotspots: the Arctic and the Mediterranean
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