Are China-US Relations deteriorating?

Are China-US Relations deteriorating?

By Steve Hoadley China and the US will not agree on many points of policy. But on one point they will tacitly agree: their ongoing strategic rivalry must be carefully managed to avoid war.    The answer to this Big Q is yes, China-US relations are deteriorating. But...
Is Taiwan a geopolitical flashpoint?

Is Taiwan a geopolitical flashpoint?

By Steve Hoadley It is hoped that moderation in Beijing, Washington, and Taipei will prevent the Taiwan flashpoint from igniting says Steve Hoadley. Taiwan is more than an offshore island of China. It is also an armed flashpoint at the edge of a geopolitical frontier...
What’s at stake in West Papua?

What’s at stake in West Papua?

By Mark Busse & Sophie Faber Dr. Mark Busse and Sophie Faber examine West Papua’s history to see what’s at stake politically and economically in the current unrest. West Papua has been in the media more than usual over the last six months, with stories...
Q+A: What is going on in Hong Kong?

Q+A: What is going on in Hong Kong?

In February 2019, Hong Kong’s government announced a new extradition law that for the first time would allow for the extradition of accused criminals from Hong Kong to mainland China. This decision culminated in mass demonstrations across Hong Kong numbering in the...
Why is China the way it is politically? ▶

Why is China the way it is politically? ▶

Stephen Noakes from the School of Science at the University of Auckland talks about his big question, “why is China the way it is politically?” Noakes is currently engaged in a pair of book projects. The first is a cross-national comparative study of China’s...