China’s Rise in the African Franc Zone and France’s Containment Policy

Afa'anwi Ma'abo Che • Aug 7 2019 • Articles

Any curtailment to China’s ambitions in Franc Zone Africa would only dent people’s prospects of benefiting from its unmatched commitment to the continent.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Asian Perspectives on a ‘Chinese School’

Pichamon Yeophantong • Jul 27 2019 • Student Features

The Chinese School’s concept of relationality provides more valuable insight into the conflict with the Philippines than could be expected from mainstream IR theory.

Review – The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

Luke Cooper • Jul 4 2019 • Features

Mandelbaum’s book is an analytically flawed, contradictory and unconventional piece of realist scholarship that considers the instability of the post-Cold War period.

Interview – Jonna Nyman

E-International Relations • May 27 2019 • Features

Jonna Nyman discusses the ‘energy security paradox’, energy securitisation, her fieldwork in China and current research that seeks to understand security beyond the West.

How Long Will the Dragon Wait? China and the Retrocession of Taiwan

Strobe Driver • May 21 2019 • Articles

The intent of China gaining Taiwan is a sacrosanct part of politico-policy and therefore China will retain its ‘total war’ attitude to the crisis. 

Malawi and the One China Policy: 1964–2008

Bhaso Ndzendze • Apr 22 2019 • Articles

Using Malawi as a case study, can economics account for why Taiwan has seemingly lost in the diplomatic battle for recognition against China in Africa?

The Transnational in China’s Foreign Policy: The Case of Sino-Japanese Relations

Casper Wits • Apr 10 2019 • Articles

Relations between the People’s Republic of China and Japan seem to display a plethora of unresolved issues that strain the ties between the two countries.

Evolution of Sino-Japanese Relations: Implications for Northeast Asia and Beyond

Nori Katagiri • Apr 10 2019 • Articles

China and Japan regularly hold bilateral talks and participate in multilateral discussions about regional cooperation, but trust deficits keep the two nations apart.

Mechanisms Behind Diffusion of Democracy in the Pearl River Delta Region

Gustav Sundqvist • Apr 7 2019 • Articles

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

Ilaria Carrozza • Apr 7 2019 • Articles

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

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