Post – Security Law: The Dawn of Hong Kong Financial Hub?

Will Hong Kong retain its status as an international financial hub following the passing of the national security law? This article examines China’s economic goals, recent geopolitical shifts, and initiatives like the Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area, while assessing Hong Kong’s unique financial strengths and future.

Inside the US TikTok Ban: Exploring the Implications of the Bill on US-China Relations

This article explores the implications of the proposed bill to ban TikTok in the United States on broader US-China relations. China’s response to the ban is also an area of discussion.

BRP Sierra Madre: The Waves of Uncertainty Surrounding the Sentry of the Second Thomas Shoal

The BRP Sierra Madre acts as the Philippines’ stronghold over the Second Thomas Shoal against Chinese advances in the South China Sea. In the past year, tensions in the region have escalated, with both nations’ coast guard services engaged in heated confrontations. Due to the shoal’s strategic location, both countries employed risky strategies to pursue their goals of controlling this location. Hence, turning the shoal and the BRP Sierra Madre into the South China Sea’s new geopolitical flashpoint towards the boundaries of a possible conflict.

(Analysis) China’s push for influence in Central Asia

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Central Asia has fallen largely under Russia’s sphere of influence. However, China has had its eye on the region in recent years and is increasing efforts to dominate the land mass as part of its narrative of rebuilding its historic glory as the “Middle Kingdom”.

(Analysis) Solidarity, Resistance & Liberation: The Afghan Women

The entire world held their breath as the Taliban took over the government in Afghanistan in 2021 wondering what it meant for women. While the Taliban exercises their orthodox and mysogisntic policies over women hiding behind the curtain of Sharia Law- women of Afghanistan have not held back and have been the front line of solidarity and resistance, protesting for liberation.

The Forgotten Faces: Chin Refugees in India’s Quandary

This article focuses on the Chin people fleeing persecution in Myanmar, and facing limited protection in India. India’s absence of a comprehensive refugee law render the Chins vulnerable to racism and xenophobia. Mapping the refugee’s unique situation, marked by language barriers and inadequate legal support this article prompts the question for India’s refugee law and analyzes UNHCR’s response to the refugee crisis.

North Korea’s Missile Testing During the Russia-Ukraine War

During unprecedented times of uncertainty in Eastern Europe, North Korean nuclear testing does not abate. With the threat of nuclear escalation higher than ever before, North Korea’s quest for long-range missiles continues to threaten the stability of the world order.

One Year of The New Security Law in Hong Kong: An Assessment of the State of Democracy

Two years ago protests broke in Hong Kong against the undemocratic practices of the Chinese regime. One year ago The New Security Law paved the way to a series of attacks to democracy in the city. How has China achieved this? What is its strategy?