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Going it alone – the lives of China’s single people

Duncan Bartlett, China in Context Podcast – 13 April 2021 Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at SOAS China Institute and Editor of Asian Agenda, hosts the China in Context podcast which offers expert insight into the politics and culture of China, as well as Chinese international affairs. For episode 10 he discusses the changing attitudes of…

Commemorating 20 years since the destruction of two Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Ernesto Ottone R., UNESCO – 11 March 2021 Marking twenty years since the Taliban tragically destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan, this UNESCO article takes the anniversary as an opportunity to show their solidarity with the Afghan people and stress the importance of preserving cultural heritage. Read the full article here.

The deception and detriment of US-China cultural and educational decoupling

Cheng Li and Ryan McElveen – Brookings This article was originally published in China-US Focus. As the United States insignia was stripped and the American flag was lowered over the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, China, in late July, a bridge that had connected America with western China for 35 years was severed. Soon thereafter, the U.S. embassy…

Rolling Back Iran’s Influence in Syria

In this article, Geoffrey Aronon examines how Iranian influence in Syria can be curbed by the United States and its allies. A Syria deal that accommodates Russia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and the Assad regime will not be easy, nor will it pay quick dividends, but it will squeeze the Syrian space in…

GLOBAL CHINA: REGIONAL INFLUENCE AND STRATEGY

In just a few decades, China has established itself as a global actor with interests spanning the globe and the capacity to act on them. The Brookings Foreign Policy project “Global China: Assessing China’s Growing Role in the World” explores China’s efforts to expand its influence across different geographic regions, as well as implications of…

After the Golden Age: Resetting UK-China Engagement

In line with the theme of one of our recent webinars, a new British Foreign Policy Group report, by Sophia Gaston and Professor Rana Mitter OBE, calls for a fundamental reset in the UK’s relations with China and sets out a conceptual framework for the British Government to develop a UK-China Engagement Strategy. The report…