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SOAS in the Media: 14-20 July

21 July 2020

This week, Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute, has commented extensively about China-US tensions, coverage includes BBC World Service, Daily Mail, Bangkok Post, The Australian, International Business Times and over 40 other global media outlets. 

Items related to Asia

  • Channel 4, Daily Express, LBC, BBC World Service and over 20 other media outlets: Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute, comments on rising tensions between the UK and China - 15 Jul 
  • Bloomberg, Business Times Singapore and over 20 other media outlets: Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute, comments on China's opposition to arms sales to Taiwan - 14 Jul
  • South China Morning Post, World Tribune, : Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute, comments on China's "wolf-warrior diplomacy" tactics - 19 Jul
  • Daily Express, Cameroon Magazine, Ebene Magazine: Steve Tsang comments on China's interest in trade talks with the UK but only if China is in control - 16 Jul
  •, Washington Post: Steve Tsang comments on China's tightening of laws in Hong Kong resulting in the region losing its 'special status' - 15 Jul
  • NewsClick: Rahul Rao, Senior Lecturer in politics, comments on corporate social responsibility and bleaching products in India - 14 Jul
  • CNN, USA Today Post, Economic Daily (Taiwan) and over 35 other media outlets: Dr Yuka Kobayashi, Lecturer in China and International Politics comments on Western allies working together on a united front against China - 15 Jul
  • Justicenews, Khmer Times: Alpa Shah, Associate Professor of Anthropology, writes on the plight of India's migrant workers - 14 Jul
  • Daily ExpressGlobalSecurity, Sputnik and four other media outlets: James E Hoare, Research Associate at the Centre for Korean studies, comments on North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un's future and the possibility of this sister succeeding him - 20 Jul
  • BBC Korea: Interview with Keith Howard, Professor Emeritus, about his book: Songs for "Great Leaders": Ideology and Creativity in North Korean Music and Dance - 14 Jul
  • Ranvijay Singh writes about how the Indian exodus from Burma during WW II bears eerie similarity to migrant flight during lockdown - 18 Jul
  • Wire, News India: A number of SOAS academics sign statement demanding Telugu poet Varavara Rao's release fromm prison in India - 20 Jul
  • Anadolu Ajansi, Anadolu Agency (AA) and three other media outlets: Experts at the SOAS Rohingya/Rakhine Reconciliation webinar urged the reconciliation of minority Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists to restore sustainable peace in Rakhine state in Myanmar - 17 Jul
  • Developing Economics: SOAS alumnus  Sripriya Srivatsa writes about the problems with a bottom-up approach to governance reform with evidence from India - 13 Jul

Items related to Africa

  • Al Jazeera, The New Nation, TravelWireNews and seven other media outlets: Phil Clark, Professor of International Politics comments on the political power struggle in DRC - 16 Jul
  • Daily Nation (Kenya), Citizen (Tanzania): Phil Clark, Professor of International Politics comments on Kenya's attempt to block the four nominees for the new Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court - 17 Jul
  • Out-Law - Pinsent Masons: Dr Emilia Onyema, Pro-Director for Teaching and Learning and Reader in International Commercial Law comments on the SOAS Arbitration in Africa survey - 17 Jul
  • The Conversation, AllAfrica, Modern Ghana News: Dariusz Dziewanski Research Associate in Development studies writes about the challenges of Cape Town's former gang members - 18 Jul
  • AfricanEyeReport: Professor of Practice Betty Murungi is named as an influential Kenyan woman - 17 Jul

Items related to the Middle East

  • Jadaliyya: Adam Hanieh, Reader in Development Studies, reviews the book Contested Modernity: Sectarianism, Nationalism, and Colonialism in Bahrain - 15 Jul
  • ThePrint: Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Associate at the SOAS South Asia Institute, writes about Turkey pursing Pakistan and Indonesia - 17 Jul
  • Novara Media: Haim Bresheeth, Professorial Research Associate, writes about Israel and international law - 15 Jul
  • The Jewish Chronicle: Colin Shindler, Emeritus Professor in Israel Studies, writes about how UK Jewish organisations have given Israel's first woman ambassador to the UK a cautious welcome - 13 Jul

Items related to other regions/General SOAS

  • University World News: Article about the UUK Turning words into actions: Eliminating racism and racial inequality in higher education webinar chaired by SOAS Director, Valerie Amos on 14 July - 17 Jul
  • Expert Investor: Ulrich Volz, Director of the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance comments on the G20's decision to capitulate to $120bn in fossil fuel recovery packages - 15 Jul
  • B&F Times Online: Ulrich Volz, Director of the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance comments on how emerging economies can afford a ‘green’ recovery from Covid-19?- 16 Jul
  • The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times Higher Education Supplement, Research Professional News and 12 other media outlets: Professor Alison Scott-Baumann and Aisha Phoenix release, Islam and Muslims on UK University Campuses: perceptions and challenges, in collaboration with other UK universities - 14 Jul
  • BBC News: Stephen Dodd, Professor of Japanese literature, recommends his favourite underrated 19th-Century novel from Japan for BBC Culture - 16 Jul
  • Financial Times: Jan Toporowski, Professor of Economics and Finance, writes on governement bond issuance - 14 Jul
  • London Professor Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate in Development studies is featured discussing Universal Basic Income in Massive Attack's new EP, Eutopia - 15 Jul
  • The Jewish Chronicle: Colin Shindler, Emeritus Professor in Israel Studies, writes about Hitler's list of of "most wanted" Jews in Britian during the Second World War - 15 Jul 
  • Blog – HEPI: The work of the SOAS Decolonising Group is referenced in this article on decolonising the UK's conservatoires - 20 Jul
  • PoliticsHome: SOAS alumnus, David Lammy MP writes about Britian's moves to now talk about structural racism - 18 Jul
  • British Vogue: Interview with SOAS alumnus Maro Itoje - 18 Jul
  • Bookseller News, Tehran Times: SOAS Alumnus Muna Reyal made head of editorial at Chelsea Green - 20 Jul
  • B&F Times Online: Mr. Adjepong-Boateng currently a Member of the Board of Trustees, joins the Soros board - 16 Jul
  • Stocks Market: ex-SOAS economics colleague Rathin Roy named Managing Director of Overseas Development Institute - 20 Jul