May 26, 2020

In the early stages of the COVID-19 global pandemic, media in the UK focused mainly on China. How they were handling the virus and how it began were just some of the questions being asked. China is where the virus started, so this was natural. Slightly further on in th...

March 6, 2019

North Korea, also known as the ‘Hermit Kingdom’, is a country that for the better half of a century has faced diplomatic and economic isolation. Mention of the country usually carries a negative connotation as most one can say about them is the internment camps they op...

February 6, 2019

Dr John Hemmings is the Director of the Asia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society. Last week, he spoke to Warwick Politics Society about the need to balance Chinese foreign direct investment with national security interests. After the talk, he also answered some...

January 22, 2019

Does the implementation of facial recognition (FR) software by the Metropolitan Police signal the rise of the surveillance state? Or is it merely a way of making policing more efficient, at a time when police forces are feeling the strain of years of successive budget...

January 11, 2019

International politics is not quite the game it used to be; in an age characterised by populist upheaval, declining faith in supranational institutions and the re-assertion of the nation state, conventional norms have gone quite far out the window.

Nowhere is this more...

January 4, 2019

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seeking to rebuild the country following the November 2017 coup d’état that ousted Robert Mugabe, and disastrous inflation peaking at 500 billion percent. To do so, Mnangagwa has strategized to “Look East,” turning from the We...

November 2, 2018

On the 24th of October, Xi Jinping officially opened the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB). With a length of 55km, it’s hard not to be impressed at what is now the largest sea bridge i

n the world. The bridge connects the two “Special Administrative Regions” to the m...

November 2, 2018

The United States’ withdrawal from the INF treaty (Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty) is a worrying development, but we shouldn’t be surprised. This decision, alongside others such as the US’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement and the Iran Nuclear Deal, is pa...

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