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Asia’s Newest Flashpoint?  The China-India Line of Actual Control – Michael Kugelman

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Asia’s Newest Flashpoint? The China-India Line of Actual Control – Michael Kugelman

15 July - Michael Kugelman discusses heightened border tensions between India and China

The Grammar of Violence along the India/Pakistan Border:  a Data-Driven Story – Dr Rudra Chaudhuri

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The Grammar of Violence along the India/Pakistan Border: a Data-Driven Story – Dr Rudra Chaudhuri

8 July Dr Rudra Chaudhuri talks about mapping and analyzing violent incidents and infrastructural development on and across India’s borders

The Russian Conquest of Central Asia and the Myth of the “Great Game”

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The Russian Conquest of Central Asia and the Myth of the “Great Game”

1 July - Dr Alexander Morrison talks about the Russian conquest of Central Asia

Our Bodies Their Battlefield – Christina Lamb, 25 June, 18.00

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Our Bodies Their Battlefield – Christina Lamb, 25 June, 18.00

The RSAA and the Shute Festival jointly host a conversation between Christina Lamb and Samantha Knights QC

Arab Federation:  the United Arab Emirates then and now – Dr Frauke Heard-Bey on 17 June

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Arab Federation: the United Arab Emirates then and now – Dr Frauke Heard-Bey on 17 June

Why, despite forecasts of instant failure at its formation, is the UAE, flourishing as the only Arab Federation

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Romantic Road – an epic drive across rural India with Rupert and Jan Grey – a webinar on 3 June

3 June - A webinar from the Royal Society for Asian Affairs: discuss the film of an improbable journey with its stars

LATEST NEWS FROM THE RSAA

Keep up to date with what’s happening at the RSAA, as well as with other interesting, Asia-focused events.

9 July 2020

15 July - Michael Kugelman discusses heightened border tensions between India and China

A long, tense, and deadly border spat in the region of Ladakh has plunged India-China relations to their lowest point in decades. Michael Kugelman will explain what may have caused the current border crisis, consider possible endgames, and discuss the implications of the crisis for the bilateral relationship and regional and global geopolitics.  Click here

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2 July 2020

8 July Dr Rudra Chaudhuri talks about mapping and analyzing violent incidents and infrastructural development on and across India’s borders

Exceptionally, this event is open only to members of the RSAA.  If you are a current member, please click here to register. If you not a current member and would like to participate in this webinar, then please go to our Membership page to join and then return here to register. Dr Rudra Chauduri is

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25 June 2020

1 July - Dr Alexander Morrison talks about the Russian conquest of Central Asia

Click here to register The Russian conquest of Central Asia was the 19th century’s most dramatic and successful example of European imperial expansion, adding 1.5 million square miles of territory and at least 6 million people – most of them Muslims – to the Tsar’s domains. However its historiography has been blighted by a number of

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18 June 2020

The RSAA and the Shute Festival jointly host a conversation between Christina Lamb and Samantha Knights QC

We are delighted to be able to host this event jointly with the Shute Festival.  Click here to register Chrsitna Lamb’s book is the first major account to address the scale of sexual assault in modern conflict, which exposes the unheard stories of women in war zones with unfailing care and humanity. Samantha Knights QC will be

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13 June 2020

Why, despite forecasts of instant failure at its formation, is the UAE, flourishing as the only Arab Federation

Not long ago the UAE was considered a ‘developing’ country. Yet, since the seven member emirates came together in a federation in 1971, nearly five decades have past and the country holds the record of being the only surviving Arab federation. The history, which predates the formation of this federation led to predictions of instant

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31 May 2020

3 June - A webinar from the Royal Society for Asian Affairs: discuss the film of an improbable journey with its stars

A webinar from the Royal Society for Asian Affairs – click here to register Watch the film of an improbable journey.  Rupert and Jan Grey meet tea-wallahs and maharajahs, dodge tribal conflicts and battle with border officials. Their destination: the biennial Chobi Mela festival in Bangladesh run by world renowned activist and photographer Shahidul Alam.

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7 May 2020

Culture and Identity: Heritage in Post-Conflict Asian Communities - a panel discussion on 13 May

A panel discussion with Jonathan Rider, Daniel Skillings and Flore de Taisne.  Click here to register Culture has the singular capacity to unite and divide communities.  Across the Middle East and South-Central Asia protracted conflicts have resulted in the loss of human life, population displacement, economic turmoil and political and social unrest and acts of

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15 May 2020

South Yemeni Nationalism: its Roots and its Future - a webinar with Dr Noel Brehony, 20 May

20 May at 14.00 – register here   This webinar will discuss the historical and geographic origins of South Yemeni nationalism and its influence  on the current demands for a return to an independent southern state.  Dr Brehony will examine South Arabia under the British ( 1839-1967), the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen ( 1967-1990),

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3 May 2020

Covic-19: the Impact on Russia/China Relations - a webinar with Owen Matthews, 6 May

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24 April 2020

The Invention of China - a webinar with Bill Hayton, 29 April

29 April at 14.00 – register here   Bill Hayton (@bill_hayton) is the author The Invention of China – due to be published in October 2020 When did China come to think of itself as ‘China’? In his forthcoming book, Bill Hayton shows how a small group of reformers and revolutionaries actively developed ideas of

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