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Hong Kong: A Democratic Death Knell

From the outside, the protests in Hong Kong which have taken place over the past few weeks...

Chinese ambitions for the UK

Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a Chinese global development program, which could also be...

The 2010’s: A is for Arab Spring

Who was the single most important individual of the...

A Drop in the Ocean?

In late December, Yoshihide Suga, a spokesperson for the Japanese government, announced that...

Generation UK – China: Creating a generation of Brits that ‘get’ China

Since my childhood, I have always had some awareness of Chinese culture. The decades my...

In retrospect: Trump Kim summit

The planes landed. The security was tight. The cameras were ready. After months of strutting,...

Commonwealth Games: Social Objective Mission

The Commonwealth has a multisport event that can gather it's member nations together to show...

Cultural Appropriation – It’s Time to Stop

I’m a ‘Leftie’, and we need to talk about ‘Cultural Appropriation’. Cultural appropriation is the...

Xi Jinping: The Eternal President

On the 17 March 2018, the National People’s Congress of China reappointed Xi Jinping as...

War! What is it good for? Growth.

North Korea on the Brink of Peace It is difficult to know for sure what happens...

The Pope in Myanmar: a great success

Anybody who knows me, or who has read any of my pieces on the state...

Britain’s LGBT legacy in the Commonwealth

In marking London Pride I wanted to reflect on Britain’s LGBT legacy. In the space of...

A Rejection of Secularism in Indian Politics

Since 2014 and the advent of a BJP Hindu nationalist government under Prime Minister Modi,...

Has Kim Jong-un been ‘out-Trumped?’

It seems that Kim Jong-Un has been 'out-Trumped' by The Donald at last. Emerging as...

Why North Korea’s missiles are not a threat

Here we are again. North Korea has triggered international condemnation through testing its missile system....

Haven’t Heard Of Sesame Credit? You Need To.

Firstly, let me assure the reader that I will vow not to subject you to...

North Korea tests nuclear weapons. So what?

North Korea is testing Nuclear weapons and this week tested a launch from a submarine....

Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs

Newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has continued to escalate. One account has...

Thailand’s New Constitution Wins Approval

On the 7th of August 2016 Thailand was given its first chance to express themselves...

It is Time for the West to Face the Islamist Menace

In Normandy, on 26th July 2016, on a Tuesday afternoon, two young foot soldiers of...