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The Dandong “Friendship Bridge” on the China-North Korea border seems a fitting emblem of recent developments in China-North Korea relations. Constructed between 1937-43, the so-called “Friendship Bridge”, named thus in the 1990s, is …

Last week witnessed the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (NCCPC), during which President Xi Jinping further cemented his leadership position and unveiled a vision for a new, more active …

Today the Bank of England (BoE) voted 7-2 in favour of raising interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first rise in interest rates in a decade. But rather than a renormalisation of …

Angela Sasse is Professor of Human-Centered Technology in the Department of Computer Science, University College London. She is also director of the GCHQ-funded national research institute for the Science of Cyber Security. Our Science Correspondent Avi …

Asia

Over 275,000 people were killed in Indonesia and surrounding islands in the south Pacific when a tsunami was spurred by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean in 2004. A mere …

The China Series

Europe

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić struggled to keep attention focused on his reform agenda at a presentation at the London School of Economics on Monday – in the face of …

Thoughts on my experience of DIY feminism: A week and a half ago, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize: two years after she was shot …

The 2022 Winter Olympics represent something of a watershed moment for the IOC. The withdrawal of Oslo as a candidate city this month has left the organisation with just two …

Middle East

To suggest that the UK Coalition government has been hesitant in involving itself in the current attempts to defeat Islamic State is an understatement. An inability to go beyond verbal …

  By the end of 2014, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) troops stationed in Afghanistan will leave the country. Indeed, after almost 13 years of war, the combat troops …

Pakistan has been bleeding for over a decade now. Religion is dear to Pakistanis and most of them cannot imagine living as secularists or avowed atheists, because these popular western …

Revisiting the Iraq War

Americas

Author: Paul Price, Jr. After the 2013 US Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC declared unlimited donations to Super PACs constitutional, American liberals feared for the life of their …

Author: Vincent Chow Congress has not been popular the last few years. Constantly criticised for its record-breaking dysfunction and inaction, charges of petty partisanship and irresponsible grandstanding have dominated assessments …

As Iowa sets to kick off the primaries election for the Presidential candidates of both the Republican and the Democratic parties, there is a sense of excitement looming and unease …

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