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Shinzo Abe’s Legacy: Political and Economic Dimensions

At the end of August 2020, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation due to the deterioration of his health caused by chronic ulcerative colitis. As Abe explained, he did not want his worsening health to affect important policy decisions and therefore stepped down [BBC, 2020]. Abe was in […]


Natural Disasters in China and Shift in the Global Grain Market

The year 2020 has been a tough year for China. In addition to the COVID-19 virus that first emerged in Wuhan, Hubei province, causing a global pandemic, China was hit by the most devastating flood since 1998 that affected many major cities and provinces in the Yangtze River valley and […]


The Wolf Economy of Mongolia

Over the past 28 years, Mongolia traveled a long and complicated journey upon the path of transformation from a state-planned economy to a market economy. At the present moment, being the most up-and-coming market for both East Asian and Western Pacific regions, Mongolia has been developing dynamically and consistently. In […]


Highlights of the Parliamentary Elections in Mongolia of 2020

On 24 June 2020 Mongolia held parliamentary elections, on which the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) was set to remain in power for another four-year term. The MPP, which is considered to be as a center-leftist party, won in a landslide securing 62 out of the 76 seats in the […]


A Brief Overview on the Preliminary Results of the Census of Belarus Of 2019

In 2019, Belarus held its third regular population census since its independence. The purpose of the census was to obtain statistical information on the population of Belarus that is valuable for updating the demographic data, forecasting, conducting research, policy-making and planning the country’s socio-economic development [Belstat.gov.by, 2020]. The process of […]


Supporting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises during the Pandemic: Case of Russia

More than half a year have passed since the authorities began to be concerned about the respiratory infectious disease known at present as the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) that was first officially registered in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019. The pandemic has already spread around the world and the […]


The Phenomenon of Gig Economy

With the advent of the mobile computing technology, the way how people live and work has drastically changed over the past decades. The communication between people has increased due to the Internet and social networking, opening new opportunities for people to earn and spend money. At the present moment, individuals […]


Financial Challenges for Higher Education

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the world. Higher education has been one of the most affected spheres so far. While some see the pandemic as a chance for a revolution long-awaited in the academic sphere, others focus their attention on immediate challenges and threats it has brought with it […]


Outcomes and Achievements of Open Economic Policy of Uzbekistan

After decades of isolationism and resistance to openness, Uzbekistan revised its economic policy under new president Shavkat Mirziyoyev since 2017. The new government implemented comprehensive reforms, in particular unified the exchange rate and liberalized the foreign exchange market, began price and trade liberalization, and made significant cuts to tax rates […]


Australia, India, and Indonesia: The Likelihood of a New “Union” in the Indo-Pacific Region

In recent years, uncertainty has grown in the Indo-Pacific region associated with the declining role of the United States and the growing ambitions of China. These circumstances demonstrate the limitations of the existing bilateral and multilateral security mechanisms, which have long been under the U.S. security “umbrella”. At the same […]