SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media 12-18 May

19 May 2020

Items related to Asia

  • South China Morning Post, TheStreet.com, Yahoo! Singapore: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on the West's future relationship with China post-pandemic - 18 May 
  • Straits Times, Newsweek, MSNBC: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on China's handling of the covid-19 pandemic and attempts to control the narrative - 18 May
  • BBC Radio 4: Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute discusses China and the Covid-19 pandemic - 14 May
  • Daily Express, Nestia: Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute comments on China's attempts to clapdown on Hong Kong - 17 May
  • South China Morning Post: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on China's plans for an 'affluent society' post-pandemic - 16 May
  • Brinkwire: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on speculation about Kim Jong-Un's health and decrease in public appearances - 16 May
  • Daily Express, Newpaper24 and five other media publications: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on speculation about North Korea sealing off a major city which could be linked to Covid-22 - 13 May
  • New Statesman: Dr Dafydd Fell, Director of the Centre of Taiwan Studies, comments on Taiwanese identity and independence - 15 May
  • Today.line.me/id: Soe Tjen Marching, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Culture and Linguistics writes about the mistreatment of Indonesian LGBT abuser Ferdian Paleka in Prison - 13 May
  • The Jakarta Post: Soe Tjen Marching, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Culture and Linguistics writes about how silence leads to continued injustice and impunity in light of the anniversary of mass violence against hundreds of women, mainly ethnic Chinese, in Jakarta in 1998 - 14 May
  • Japan Times: Ian Inkster, Professorial Research Associate at the Centre of Taiwan studies, writes about Japan and ‘the East Asia edge’ in relation to the covid-19 pandemic - 15 May
  • Financial Times, MacroBusiness: George Magnus, research associate at the China Institute writes about the destabilising impact the Coronavirus will have on the world’s relationship with China - 14 May
  • BBC News: Robert Barnett comments on China's repressive policies in Tibet - 17 May
  • China Daily: George Magnus, a research associate at the China Institute comments on China's role in the global monetary system’s reform - 18 May
  • Naver, Zum.com: Professor Hazel Smith, Research Associate at the Center for Korean Studies, discusses sanctions against North Korea - 12 May
  • East Asia Forum,Blogarama, Turkmenistan News: Anne Booth, Emeritus Professor of Economics writes about Indonesia’s inconsistent income distribution data - 15 May
  • The ConversationNational Interest, The Jakarta Post: Allan C Simpson, PhD Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages & Culture, co-authors this piece on how the rise in homophobia in Seoul has been sparked by coronavirus cluster driven by Protestant right - 17 May
  • Quint, Daily Hunt: Undergraduate Ranvijay Singh writes about how the Taliban are increasing attacks in Afghanistan and why India needs to take stock of the situation - 14 May

Items related to Africa

  • Al Jazeera, France Breaking News, AllAfrica, The New Times (Rwanda), The Ghanaian Times and over 12 other media outlets: Dr Phil Clark, Professor of International Politics, discusses the capture of high-ranking Rwandan genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga in Paris - 16 May
  • Le Monde, Koulouba: Dr Marie Rodet, Senior Lecturer in the History of Africa, comments on the impact of a fire in Kayes (Mali) which has devastated the archives that she helped to salvage a decade ago - 17 May
  • BBC Arabic, France24, Le Temps (Tunisia), New York Daily Star and over 40 other global media outlets: Reem Abou El-Fadl, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East comments on Egypt's leverages of 'soft power' through medical aid - 15 May
  • Al Jazeera, Sudan Tribune: Ahmed Hussein Adam, Research Associate in Law, writes about why early withdrawal of UN peacekeepers in Sudan could have devastating consequences for the country - 16 May

Items related to the Middle East

  • TFIPOST: Gilbert Achcar, Professor of development studies and international relations, discusses the new Arab Spring's social and economic crisis - 12 May
  • Middle East Institute: Ammar Shams Aldin, SOAS alumnus writes about Syria's constitution and devolved powers - 18 May

Items related to other regions/SOAS General

  • Al Jazeera, EIN News, World News Network: SOAS Director, Valerie Amos, is among dozens of ex-leaders, diplomats and academics calling for a "people's vaccine", amid fears of discrimination with some countries unable to afford a potential cure made in the Global North - 14 May
  • OMFIF, Le Monde: Dr Ulrich Volz, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance co-authors a piece on Covid-19 lessons for sustainable finance - 14 May
  • ORF.at: Dr Ulrich Volz, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance comments on how the coronavirus pandemic is damaging Argentina's already weak economy - 17 May
  • FT: Dr Ulrich Volz, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance comments on the impact of Covid-19 on financial markets and the need for sustainability - 15 May
  • Global Trade Magazine: Dr Ulrich Volz, Director of the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance, talks about emerging economies - 12 May
  • Martial Arts Studies: Interview with Stephen Chan, Professor of International Politics about Karate - 18 May
  • Livedoor, WIRED.jp: Professor Guy Standing comments on the need for universal basic income - 13 May
  • Le Figaro, The Limited Times: SOAS alumnus Marco Boffo who has a doctorate in economics writes about the history of German economic success - 12 May
  • Westminster Hall debates, Hansard Society: SOAS COP Policy Paper mentioned in Parliament by Lord Berkley - 13 May
  • Balancing Act News: The World Languages Institute at SOAS is mentioned as collaborating on the virALLanguages initiative working with local community leaders around the world to share basic COVID-19 health information - 15 May
  • Vogue India: SOAS online course, Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World, is listed as one of five online courses of world politics avaliable to enrol on to now - 18 May
  • Yoko Meshi: The Japanese Garden on top of the Brunei Gallery is listed as one of five beautiful Japanese Gardens in London - 17 May