Still Fired Up: North Korea Continues Missile Testing in Trying Times

In a time where both the politicians and the public’s attention are focused on the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on everyday life now and in the foreseeable future, it

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Coronavirus: More Prepared than Panic-Stricken

Recent news has been full of developments of the coronavirus, whether that be new policies by the Chinese government to contain it or the spread of cases found in other

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The Gambia v Myanmar: The Case of the Decade & the Plight of the Rohingya

On 10 December 2019, a strikingly paradoxical scene unfolded in The Hague, as Nobel Peace Prize laureate and revered human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the International

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A Decade of Disappointment: MENA’s Arab Winter Likely to Persist Well into the 2020s

Predicting the future of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a herculean task. The area’s heterogeneity, often underestimated by generalisations that the term ‘Arab World’ evokes, is

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The Quest to Free Prometheus: Is China involved in Organ Harvesting?

On Tuesday the 24th of June, a counsel to the China Tribunal, an independent panel investigating if the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been involved in ‘organ harvesting’, called

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The Zainichi Koreans: The Complex Intricacies of Cultural Survival Beyond One’s ‘Home’

To most of us, I would assume, the 22nd of August of 1910 may not evoke any particular sense of connection or account of history, merely appearing as any other

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Scars Too Deep to Heal: Historical Legacies and the Japanese-South Korean Trade Dispute

As territorial claims in the South China Sea continue to test the patience of regional hegemons and superpowers alike, an economic conflict of a less visible, yet equally significant nature,

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China’s paradox: can increased authoritarianism be paired with economic liberalization?

During his speech at the China International Import Expo on the 5th of November, President Xi Jinping further urged global leaders to resist protectionism and make concerted efforts towards greater

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Those for Whom the War Lives On – A View on The Aftermath of Agent Orange

As a geopolitical foreign policy strategy, the ‘Containment’ of a Communist spread into various regions of the Global South kept the United States actively engaged abroad throughout the Cold War.

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Beyond the Tax Intifada: Understanding the Meaning of the Lebanon Protests

After eight days of persistent protests, which brought Lebanon to a standstill, it was about time that the country’s president finally addressed the demonstrators in a televised broadcast. Yesterday, Michel

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