Opinion – The Civilisation Narrative: China’s Grand Strategy to Rule the World

Mangesh Sawant • May 10 2020 • Articles

China, through the use of soft power, is working to undermine and replace the liberal order with rules conforming to its interests, creating a China-centric world.

Opinion – Lessons America’s Adversaries Can Learn from the Covid-19 Pandemic  

Dan G. Cox • Apr 26 2020 • Articles

If we fail to examine scenarios of pandemics worse than Covid-19, we will suffer similar results and western democracies may find it hard to recover from such events.

International Relations Theory after the Cold War: China, the Global South and Non-state Actors

Emmanuel Matambo • Apr 21 2020 • Articles

The preponderance of China and the broader Global South have already begun transforming IR theory, whilst themselves undergoing occasional clashes.

Non-Western International Relations Theorisation: Reflexive Stocktaking

Yong-Soo Eun • Apr 12 2020 • Articles

Despite the currents of debate over “broadening” the theoretical horizons of IR beyond the West, several critical questions and issues still remain unclear or unexplored.

Globalized Authoritarianism: The Expansion of the Chinese Surveillance Apparatus

Adrian Kreutz • Apr 3 2020 • Articles

The expansion hypothesis is verified by the expansion of the Chinese surveillance technology. This threatens liberal democracy through the accumulation of illiberal acts.

China and Japan’s Connectivity Strategies in Southeast Asia: Thailand’s Case

Daniele Carminati • Mar 25 2020 • Articles

If Thailand manages to advance a mutually agreed vision for regional connectivity, it can potentially benefit both from competition and collaboration.

Opinion – China and the Rebuilding of Syria

Roie Yellinek • Mar 23 2020 • Articles

Chinese investment in Syria is a statement of intent for now. The war will have to end before China will take any significant further steps.

Interview – Ravi Neelakantan

E-International Relations • Mar 15 2020 • Features

Ambassador Ravi Neelakantan talks about the concept of good governance, digital freedom, India’s lack of a ‘grand strategy’, its economic ties and regional partnerships.

Opinion – Taiwan Could Be to China What Canada Is to the US

Kristian McGuire • Mar 11 2020 • Articles

If Beijing were willing to learn from the American example, it could pave the way to a relationship with Taiwan comparable to that of the US with Canada.

Opinion – Why Tsai Ing-wen’s Victory is a Blessing for the Taiwan Strait

Yu-Hua Chen • Mar 6 2020 • Articles

The role deterrence plays in maintaining the stability over the Taiwan Strait is clear as China has not unified Taiwan by force because it is ever-more unable to.

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