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Majapahit: The Most Powerful Empire in Asia That Most People Have Never Heard Of

Herald van der Linde is the author of Majapahit: Intrigue, Betrayal and War in Indonesia’s…

China Rising, Latin America Swooning

Professor Chris Alden (Director of LSE IDEAS) and Professor Alvaro Mendez (Director of the LSE…

South Korean Grand Strategy

Dr Christoph Bluth is Professor of International Relations at the University of Bradford South Korea,…

Will Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin survive?

Dr Punchada Sirivunnabood is Associate Professor of Political Science at Mahidol University in Thailand After…

“Our (First) Man in Pyongyang”

Dr J E Hoare is an academic and historian specialising in Korean and Chinese studies…

Pyongyang Prospect

Glyn Ford is a former member of the European Parliament and author of Talking to North…

Less Than a Decade to Decide What to do about Hong Kong?

Matthew Hurst is a doctoral student at the University of York researching the Sino-British negotiations…

Heritage Tourism, Sustainability and Community in AlUla

Co-authors Richard Wilding and Elisabeth Dodinet have spent their careers working with intangible cultural heritage,…

China has yet to prove itself a sea power, just look at the Red Sea

Andrew Ward is a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy and is currently a Hudson…

Our Man in Mongolia: Charles Binsteed, an Agent of the British Empire in Mongolia

Sue Byrne is an independent researcher specialising in Mongolia. Who would have thought that a…

Mongolia’s Upcoming Elections: a Turning Point?

Bolor Lkhaajav is an international relations researcher and writer Over the last decade, Mongolia has…

Douglas Carruthers and the Outer Mongolia Expedition of 1910-1911

Charlie Mackenzie Portlock Douglas Carruthers, born in London in 1882, was an explorer and naturalist…

The Future of the Wild Camel

Kathryn Rae is the Founder and Managing Trustee of the Wild Camel Protection Foundation and…

Mongolian Peacekeeping as a Foreign Policy Tool

Tsogtgerel Nyamtseren is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Studies, Mongolia and a…

Conflict and Peace from the Perspective of Iraqi Roma and Gypsies

Sarah Edgcumbe is a doctoral researcher with the School of International Relations at the University…

Azerbaijani Geopolitics and Pax-Eurasiana

Dr Ferit Murat Ozkaleli is Associate Professor of International Affairs at ADA University in Azerbaijan…

Election in Modi’s India: Endangered Democracy

Dr Börje Ljunggren is former Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam (1994-97) and China (2002-06) On 19…

Jakarta’s future, and its beauty, lie hidden in its kampungs

Herald van der Linde is the author of Jakarta: History of a Misunderstood City and…