Nuclear Proliferation and IR theory

Image source (Dennis Jarvis) Written by James Lo This essay is part of a three-part series in analysing how IR theories inform how one should act in terms of nuclear proliferation. Part one introduces the theories that are currently prevalent in the realm of nuclear proliferation, and parts two and three will apply such theoriesContinue reading “Nuclear Proliferation and IR theory”

Language in International Relations

Written by James Lo This is a post on how different languages used in International Relations can explain the same phenomenon but invoke different thoughts in the reader. Today I will compare terms in English and Chinese explaining the same scenario – when power is disproportionately concentrated in one country. In English, IR theorists useContinue reading “Language in International Relations”

Taiwan, Soft Balancing and Hong Kong Protests

Image Source (Edmund Yeo) Written by James Lo Building on last week’s post on the stances that Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar took on Hong Kong protests, this essay will look at Taiwan’s stance towards the Hong Kong Protests. Taiwan is the only Asian country to have outwardly spoken in support of Hong Kong protestors andContinue reading “Taiwan, Soft Balancing and Hong Kong Protests”

Bandwagon or Balance: Asian countries’ stances on Hong Kong Protests

Image Source (Judy Gallagher) Written by James Lo Anti-government protests have rocked Hong Kong since March 2019 against proposals to introduce an extradition treaty into Hong Kong legislation. Protestors fear that the Hong Kong citizens’ civil liberties are under threat and they will potentially be open to a disproportionate amount of influence from China, especiallyContinue reading “Bandwagon or Balance: Asian countries’ stances on Hong Kong Protests”