The book “Pakistan: the US, Geopolitics and Grand Strategies” provides a comprehensive and exhaustive insight on Pakistan’s foreign policy, moving from a recurring perspective that portrays Pakistan’s foreign policy as … Read the rest
Singapore, an affluent city-state, is known for being orderly and conformist. So the riots that took place on the night of the 8 December in the Little India district … Read the rest
In April 2009 the Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan had this to say at the China-based Boao Forum: “I’m gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled…If we are not being controlled, we’ll just do what we want.” He went on to criticise protests in Hong Kong and the generally unruly tone of the place.
That’s why Jackie Chan is one of my favourite political philosophers. In a way that no drone from the school of dialectical materialism could have encapsulated, he explained the pressing need for authoritarian guardianship over the Chinese people (on the mainland and elsewhere). The dialectic always gets karate-chopped with Jackie.
The 21st century has already borne witness to new forms of insecurity including the instability caused by the Arab Spring and piracy in the Gulf of Aden. Tackling such … Read the rest
As it increases its influence in the developing world, China now faces the same kind of challenges as are confronted by Europe.
The ongoing conflict in Libya is such an … Read the rest
Many analysts argued that the recent natural disaster in Japan would create an opportunity to improve the often-troubled diplomatic relations between China and Japan.
This hope flowed from the idea … Read the rest