'Minerals, commercial fishing and tourism are just some of the reasons that are increasingly attracting countries around the world to take an even stronger position in the race for Antarctica.'
Change in China’s political dynamics under President Xi Jinping?
'.... Xi is taking direct command of the combat operations of the PLA - thus bringing it under his control'
The Generation Who Loves Marxism Yet Do Not Understand It: Guest Opinion Piece by Filip Đukić
'In their heads is the idea of some magical attraction to communism, even though they know nothing or very little of it.'
The UK’s New 5G Plan: A Japanese Rescue?
It has been recently revealed that NEC (Japan’s leading telecommunications company) has publicised their aim to establish an Open Ran centre in the UK. Such moves could possibly define the UK’s telecommunications 5G rollout. This Open RAN Centre has said they aim “to accelerate the global adoption of Open RAN and to further strengthen … Continue reading The UK’s New 5G Plan: A Japanese Rescue?
Japan Further Subverts Chinese Influence Through Securing Australia Defence Deal.
On the November 17th, Japan and Australia have agreed on a new policy of joint military exercises. This comes as Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga spoke after hosting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Tokyo. “The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) is widely perceived as yet another effort to unite like-minded governments in the region and … Continue reading Japan Further Subverts Chinese Influence Through Securing Australia Defence Deal.
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.'
Tying the Knot? Japan Seeks to Secure Its Defense Links within the Asia-Pacific Region
'As part of the China exodus, Japan has pledged to increase Southeast Asian nations’ maritime security and to help Southeast Asian nations in other ways.'
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