Stories about International Relations from January, 2020
For Taiwan, the Wuhan coronavirus is also a diplomatic battle
Taiwan is one of the most vulnerable places for the spread of the virus after the PRC.
Subdued recognition in Japan for Sugihara Chiune on 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation
As a diplomat in Lithuania in 1940, Sugihara issued 6,000 visas for Jews looking to flee to the Americas via Japan.
Nigeria’s border closure puts a dent in intra-regional trade optimism
Closing Nigeria's land borders to solve the recurrence of smuggling will have a negative economic effect on Nigeria and puts a damper on Africa's much-anticipated intra-regional trade investment agreement.
The real reasons people are fleeing Honduras
Hondurans live in a narco-state whose leadership is supported by the United States and which suffers from widespread corruption, gender violence, gang control, land-grabs, and the effects of climate change.
Can El Salvador's hosting of a surfing Olympic qualifier alter the country's violent image?
While some Salvadorans are celebrating the opportunity to host a major championship, others claim that there are bigger priorities than the country's image abroad.
Is Russia getting its model for digital authoritarianism from China?
On the surface, China and Russia share much when it comes to digital governance. But their crackdowns on cyberspace also have important differences, says professor Maria Repnikova
Nigeria: A failed state — reality or perception?
In addition to threats from Boko Haram, abductions and kidnapping in Nigeria have also become the norm.
The meaning of Tsai Ing-wen's 8.17 million votes in the Taiwan presidential elections
Some analysts have attributed Tsai Ing-wen's landslide victory in Taiwan's recent presidential to the Hong Kong protests and encroachment by Beijing. But that's only part of the story.
In Modi’s India, anti-Bangladeshi-immigrant rhetoric is used to justify changes in citizenship laws
The implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens in India and the rhetoric of deportation of "illegal Bangladeshis" have put the India-Bangladesh relation on stress.
Zanzibar mourns the death of Omani sultan who strengthened historical ties with East Africa
Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman was known to many as a "quiet diplomat" who modernized Oman and restored and strengthened historical ties with Zanzibar and East Africa.
Why is Donald Trump so popular in Nigeria?
Ratings for US President Donald Trump’s handling of world affairs are largely negative around the world. But not in Nigeria.
The impact of Hong Kong protests on Taiwan’s presidential election and cross-strait relations
The axis of Taiwan’s political dynamics has shifted from the country's economy and administration to China factor and cross-strait relation.
Is Taiwan an unrecognized country?
"While today the international community is happy to maintain the current status-quo when dealing separately with Taiwan and China, certain political forces in both places are advocating for a change."
The media habits of the Vietnamese minority in the Czech Republic: interview with Professor Tae-Sik Kim
The sizable Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic contributes to the shaping of a new culture that fuses elements of both countries.
‘A disturbing crackdown on press freedom’: Pakistan arbitrarily blocking Slate.com
This is the second time that the website has been blocked in Pakistan in 2019, and the third time since 2018.
Taiwan January 2020 presidential elections: who are the contenders?
All three candidates represent strongly divergent views on social values, economic development, relations with China and the status of Taiwan.