This piece is one of three articles focusing on interactions between Chinese government and Uyghur community in Xinjiang. The articles aim to look into the…View More Do we know enough about China’s repression over Uyghur?
Over 2,000 years ago, a trail was blazed connecting the rich culture of the East with that of the West, and for another 1,500 years…View More Five Years On: The Belt Road Initiative and its Neocolonialist Tendencies
The ‘trade war’ between China and the United States appears to be the first confrontation between two figures, both of whom are determined to challenge…View More Sino-US Trade War in the eyes of China: ‘we would fight to the end’
As the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq enters its final stages, the eyes of the world have begun to…View More The Future of Kurdistan: A New Nation or a Failed State?
In early December 2017, the inauguration of the first phase of expansion and modernisation of Iran’s deep-sea port of Chabahar was attended by high-ranking Afghan…View More A Tale of Two Ports: The spill-over of Indo-Pakistani rivalry beyond the Subcontinent
Cage fighting and combat sports have long been associations of angry young men. With the proliferation of televised bouts of Mixed Martial Arts being projected…View More Tajikistan – Cage fighting and Extremism in Central Asia
Imagine for a moment you are in an airplane at cruising speed (about 878-926 km/h). That airplane is moving fast. Now imagine something that is…View More Racing Towards the Future of War: Cometh the Hypersonic Missiles
Working on the latest article discussing China’s bystander position in the refugee crisis in Europe, I began to be curious about whether China has ever…View More Refugees in China: Who are they and how do they live? (A Continuation of the article on China’s bystander position in the refugee crises)
It is two and a half minutes to midnight. So looms the current bulletin of the Doomsday Clock, an analogous and morbidly fascinating representation of…View More A Preconceived Notion: The past, present, and future of North Korea
On 20 June 2017, a piece of micro-blog (similar to twitter) written by The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) caused a breakout of…View More Seeing Refugees in China: A realist bystander