The Indo-Pacific region has received growing attention from the international community ever since Former American President Trump presented the United States’ ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ (FOIP) strategy at the 2017 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Hanoi. This is not fundamentally surprising. … [Read more]
Behind China’s Health Silk Road
Chinese vaccine diplomacy in Africa is being seen as an opportunist geopolitical move to strengthen its Belt and Road Initiative. What can we expect from this new form of soft power? Vaccines in exchange for… [Read more]
NATO and its Evolution into the 21st Century (and how it needs to change)
MIA Student Freddie Whitlow makes his case for the increased importance of NATO in an ever fragmented world. He argues that in the face of threats we should stand tall and meet them – not… [Read more]
Space Force: How Dumb is it Really?
Should we take a moment to think before we dismiss the idea of a space force? MIA student Paige Higbie makes a case for considering Trump’s touting of space armament This article is part of a two part series on Space Militarisation Back in… [Read more]
A Space Force as a Force for Peace?
As the militarisation of space rises to the forefront of US defence plans, an understanding of what this would entail and mean for the world’s major players becomes necessary. MIA student Zach Larkin lays out… [Read more]
Here is what people don’t get about China’s social credit system
China’s plans for a social credit score are much talked about and widely misunderstood. Zoë Frisvold attended the Governance Post hosted event “Reward and Punishment: Inside China’s Social Credit System” and learned three reasons why we… [Read more]
China’s Social Credit System: “Once Mistrusted, Always Restricted?”
What if the hours you spend playing video games determined your right to travel? What if the comments you post on social media were transformed into an algorithm that conditions your ability to access new housing? Samuel Park… [Read more]
What Chinese History can tell us about “The End of Europe”
Drawing comparisons to the factors that led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China, MPP student Maximilian Römer examines the factors that are currently dragging down the European Union and could ultimately lead… [Read more]
Trouble in the Indian Neighbourhood?
In a country separated from the rest of the continent by some of the world’s largest mountainous terrains, its geography not only dictates its ‘destiny’ but is crucial to understand India’s relations with other countries in South Asia.… [Read more]
Change of Roles: The Weakness of the Developing World
World markets are going through a period of uncertainty. The struggle of the financial market in China is harming the expectation of growth in developing economies. Subsequently, the risk aversion of investors has risen, and… [Read more]