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Mechanisms Behind Diffusion of Democracy in the Pearl River Delta Region

Mechanisms Behind Diffusion of Democracy in the Pearl River Delta Region

Despite their limited resources, promoters of democracy in Hong Kong and Taiwan may still have a democratising impact on some sections of Mainland China’s society.

Chinese Diplomacy in Africa: Constructing the Security-Development Nexus

Chinese Diplomacy in Africa: Constructing the Security-Development Nexus

China has socialised African leaders into a narrative of South-South cooperation that calls for increased cooperation and legitimises the security-development nexus.

Becoming a ‘Responsible Power’?: China’s New Role During the JCPOA Negotiations

Becoming a ‘Responsible Power’?: China’s New Role During the JCPOA Negotiations

When U.N. requirements were not met by Iran, China allowed stricter sanctions to be passed. Each time, China’s goal was to have Iran come back to the negotiating table.

Trajectories of Anticolonialism in Egypt

Trajectories of Anticolonialism in Egypt

Understanding the past through how the future was imagined has a lot to tell us about the mechanisms of power in our contemporary post-colonial period.

Pagan Spirituality and Politics

Pagan Spirituality and Politics

Spirituality, whether pagan of that of other ecologically-minded religiosities, and populist/competitive politics have an obstacle-strewn and difficult road ahead.

The Post-Khashoggi US-Saudi Relationship and the Limits of a Moral Response

The Post-Khashoggi US-Saudi Relationship and the Limits of a Moral Response

The U.S – Saudi relationship began in the 1970s and the death of Mr. Khashoggi threatens future cooperation. If HR 7070 is passed, American security assistance would end.

The Changing Security Dimension of China’s Relations with Xinjiang

The Changing Security Dimension of China’s Relations with Xinjiang

China acknowledges the threat to Xinjiang’s stability and blames hostile foreign forces for backing the spreading of democratic values and the insurgency in Xinjiang.

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Can China Link the Belt and Road Initiative by Rail?

The CRC has the capacity to leverage its production capacity against international competitors, and the state can thusly help the CRC in ensuring implementation success.

Rival Securitising Attempts in the Democratisation of Hong Kong

Rival Securitising Attempts in the Democratisation of Hong Kong

The Chinese “one country, two systems” principle is politically threatened by two emerging securitising attempts throughout the democratisation of Hong Kong.

China’s Nation-Building Strategies and United Front Work for Tibetan Leadership

China’s Nation-Building Strategies and United Front Work for Tibetan Leadership

China must revisit its strategies and exploring alternative means will be necessary in order to successfully attain national integration and a multi-ethnic China.

New Perspectives on China’s Relations with the World

New Perspectives on China’s Relations with the World

This book explores new trends and themes in Chinese foreign policy, offering a multitude of new perspectives on China’s interactions and activities throughout the world.

The Great Thaw: Climate Change and the Post-Cold War World

The Great Thaw: Climate Change and the Post-Cold War World

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the geopolitical climate frozen from the Cold War along with our understanding of climate change and its security risks have thawed.

Unending Reform Attempts at the IMF: Organised Hypocrisy or Bricolage?

Unending Reform Attempts at the IMF: Organised Hypocrisy or Bricolage?

It is puzzling why an international institution sees the need to reform and attempts it while preserving some core aspects that detract from its legitimacy.

Telling the Story of the Comfort Women

Telling the Story of the Comfort Women

By telling the story of the comfort women and identifying all responsible parties, a future world can be built where all women will experience dignity and respect.

The Great War and the Polish Question in Imperial Russia, 1914–1917

The Great War and the Polish Question in Imperial Russia, 1914–1917

This study uncovers the evolution of the Kiev press’s attitude towards the Poles within the context of the German‑Russian clash in the First World War.

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