America’s alarm over China’s military modernisation

By Aki Elborzi|November 10, 2021|Politics|

Trusted media outlets claim that Beijing is becoming increasingly powerful in cyberwarfare and missile technology. Duncan Bartlett says readers should consider the sources of the reports before reaching conclusions.

China’s BRI in Israel-Palestine

By Aki Elborzi|September 7, 2021|Politics, SOAS Alumni|

SOAS alumna Jacinthe Nourrit explores the geo-economic opportunities and geopolitical uncertainties of Chinese encroachment in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

A blow to media freedom

By Aki Elborzi|July 6, 2021|Politics|0 comments

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy paper Apple Daily has published its final edition. The news led to much criticism of China in the international press, writes Duncan Bartlett.

The G-7 steps up pressure on China

By Aki Elborzi|June 24, 2021|Politics|0 comments

The recent G7 summit ended with a series of rebukes for China’s actions in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, as well as grand plan to counter the Belt and Road Initiative, writes Duncan Bartlett.

A Pregnant Panda is a Political Animal

By Aki Elborzi|June 18, 2021|Politics|0 comments

China views its pandas as “special envoys” to countries like Japan. Duncan Bartlett considers the diplomatic implications if one of Tokyo’s star attractions, Shin Shin, has another cub this summer.