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Welcome on board the Almaty-Tokyo Express: Japan’s pragmatic diplomacy in Central Asia

Owing to Central Asia’s geographical proximity and historical links to both Russia and China, it is understandable that the activities of both powers in this region receive the most attention. There is, however, one other power whose influence and activities in the region are often left out of the equation: Japan

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Business Responsibility in Promoting Peace

The title of this article may, at first glance, seem ironic or unrealistic. Indeed, imagining links between business, human rights and peace may be inconceivable for the obvious reason that the protection of human dignity and the maintenance and preservation of peace are generally the responsibility of states. However, the debate on the need for corporate responsibility to incorporate respecting human rights is not new.

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Vaccine politics in Eurasia

With over 190 countries signed up, the wait for COVAX vaccinations is likely to be long, and the scheme will only provide doses for up to a fifth of receiving countries’ populations. On the borders of Europe, this process has been fraught with geopolitics, centring in large part around the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine, as the complementary and opposing examples of Belarus and Ukraine demonstrate.

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