ISDP Voices

    Negotiating the “Comfort Women” Issue in the 21st Century

    Diplomatic tensions between Japan and South Korea are increasing as South Korea is pushing the decades-old “comfort women” issue back into the political spotlight. On November 21, the South Korean government officially announced that it would shut down the Reconciliation and Healing Foundation, a cornerstone of a 2015 agreement between Japan and South Korea aimed […]

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    Ukrainian Orthodox Autocephaly: Moscow’s Proxy Dispute

    On December 15, a Ukrainian church council will meet to establish an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), according to President Petro Poroshenko. This comes after, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople granted a “tomos on autocephaly” to the UOC – in essence de-jure religious independence from the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). Ukraine has for most […]

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