'A documentary filmmaker with nearly forty years of experience and four BAFTAs to his name, he has divided the many camps that have viewed his idiosyncratic work, especially through his long-time collaboration with the BBC.'
To what extent was the Brezhnev Doctrine a successful policy for the Soviet Union?
In the following essay, I will examine to what extent was the Brezhnev Doctrine a successful policy for the Soviet Union. It will attempt to answer this question by investigating what the Brezhnev Doctrine was, its policies, and the impact it had for the Soviet Union’s credibility. This will be done by scrutinising the events … Continue reading To what extent was the Brezhnev Doctrine a successful policy for the Soviet Union?
George Blake’s death marks the declining memory of the Cold War’s lessons
'The lives of men like Blake serve as an example of the realities that global politics consists of and dissolves the assumptions that we often take for granted.'
The ‘Taiwan factor’ in Sino-US Great Power Politics in the Indo-Pacific
'From the Chinese perspective, Taiwan is not only a political and sentimental issue for China but also one of immense geostrategic value.'
Who are the Northern Independence Party?
'With details of the tier groups being published, a new party on the scene called the Northern Independence Party has started to gain attention around the UK.'
Japan Attempts to Leave the Dragon’s Lair: Major Business Exodus from China to Southeast Asia
Since the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic, many Asian nations have felt an increased impetus to relocate industrial capacity away from mainland China. One such nation that is aiming to do that is Japan. The reasons for moving are complex and still widely debated amongst scholars, but there is a growing consensus in Japan that … Continue reading Japan Attempts to Leave the Dragon’s Lair: Major Business Exodus from China to Southeast Asia
Malaysia and the Philippines Contest Sabahan Sovereignty
In Southeast Asia, there is currently no shortage of territorial disputes. Many such disputes are over vast areas of land and sea, an paradigmatic example of which is the dispute over the Northern Malaysian state of Sabah on the Island of Borneo. In recent months, Malaysia has presented “its second diplomatic note over the disputed South … Continue reading Malaysia and the Philippines Contest Sabahan Sovereignty
Ethnic Chinese Indonesians Targeted by Islamic Terrorism Again
Since the 1966 genocide in Indonesia, many different groups have faced mass discrimination within the nation. One such group are the ethnic Chinese Indonesians, a group that has often attracted the unwanted attention of extremist groups as diverse as Pancasila Youth and the many radical Islamic groups. Recently, one such plot to target Chinese Indonesians … Continue reading Ethnic Chinese Indonesians Targeted by Islamic Terrorism Again
To comprehend Chinese foreign policy, its history must be understood first
'The CCP’s historical attitudes towards Confucianism is one that uses China’s historical roots as a political tool for its Machiavellian interests than that of the legitimate force for good ....'
Review – The Last Days of Hitler by Hugh Trevor-Roper
"Perhaps reading this book - which is now over 70 years old - will continue to remind us of what evils and madness humans are truly capable of practicing"