SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 30 March - 5 April

6 April 2021

Items related to Asia

  • The Daily Telegraph: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute writes that companies that stand up to the Chinese Communist party need support - 31 Mar
  • CNN: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on the Tiananmen Square watch withdrawn from controversial sale by auction house - 02 Apr
  • New Statesman: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments that sanctions and measures taken against Hong Kong officials will have “practically no effect" - 01 Apr
  • Bloomberg: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on the fate of Hong Kong - 02 Apr
  • Hindustan Times: Dr. Avinash Paliwal, Senior Lecturer in International Relations writes about India's Myanmar policy and why it won't work - 02 Apr
  • Redaction Politics: Dr. Amina Yaqin, Reader in Urdu and Postcolonial studies comments on Pakistan’s ongoing sexual violence crisis - 31 Mar
  • Al Jazeera: Dr. Soe Tjen Marching, Senior Lector in Indonesian discusses the significance of football team PSS Sleman in Indonesia - 
  • South China Morning Post, Nikkei Asian Review, ACB News: Lauren Johnston, Research Associate at the China Institute comments on the significance of China's stake in s huge iron ore mine in Guinea may cut the country's dependence on Australia - 03 Apr
  • South China Morning Post: George Magnus, Research Associate at the China Institute comments on Chinese industrial policy and soft power - 03 Apr
  • Taipei Times: George Magnus, Research Associate at the China Institute writes about China's five year plan - 30 Mar
  • ThePrint: Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Associate at CISD and the Centre for South Asian studies, writes about talks between Pakistan and India - 05 Apr
  • ABC Radio Australia: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the SOAS China Institute discusses international reaction to changes imposed by China on the electoral system in Hong Kong - 30 Mar
  • ChinaPlus: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the China Institute writes that the blow up of Archegos is a warning to megabanks that gamble with China's tech sector - 02 Apr
  • Asian Affairs: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the China Institute writes an article explaining the reason for the tit-for-tat sanctions between China, the US, the UK and the EU over the Hong Kong issue - 31 Mar
  • Asian Affairs: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the China Institute invites scholars from South Korea and Japan to suggest how their countries can improve bilateral relations - 31 Mar
  • Middle East Eye: Mario Arulthas PhD student in Politics and International Studies writes that discrimination against Muslims and Tamils is getting worse in Sri Lanka - 30 Mar

Items related to Africa

  • Daily News Zimbabwe, Bulawayo24 News, The Zimbabwe Mail: Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics calls for dialogue between Zimbabwe's main political parties in order to resolve the country's challenges as opposition leader Douglas Mwonzora formally approaches President Emmerson Mnangagwa - 30 Mar
  • The Zimbabwe Mail, Daily News Zimbabwe: Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics comments on the difficulties Zimbabwean politcian Nelson Chamisa faces - 04 Apr
  • Associated Baptist Press: Stephen Chan, Professor of world politics comments on the Ethiopian government's handling of the Tigray conflict in the country - 01 Apr
  • Al Jazeera: Interview with Phil Clark, Professor of World Politics about the terrorism trial of Paul Rusesabagina, the hotelier featured in Hotel Rwanda - 05 Apr
  • Koulouba: Marie Rodet, Reader in the History of Africa writes about why "slavery by descent" still persists in Mali - 05 Apr
  • Bloomberg: Ibrahim Nyei, Political analyst and doctoral student comments on Liberians rejection of a referendum backed by President George Weah - 03 Apr

Items related to the Middle East

  • The Conversation, ForeignAffairs.co.nz: Dan Plesch, Director of CISD and Researcher Henrietta Wilson write about the UN Security Council's processes to oversee the elimination of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and explain why internationally verified disarmament is technically possible - 31 Mar
  • Plus61J: Colin Shindler, Emeritus Professor of Israel studies writes about how the religious right came to inhabit the heart of Israeli politics - 5 Apr
  • TRT World: Dr. Massoumeh Torfeh, Research Associate at the Centre for Global Media and Communications writes about Joe Biden's dithering on Iran's nuclear deal which could cost the US - 1 Apr

Items related to other regions/SOAS General

  • The Conversation: Professor Alison Scott-Baumann and researcher Simon Perfect write about their research into free speech on UK campuses - 30 Mar
  • Wired.co.uk: Philippe Cullet, Professor of international and environmental law comments on the business case for investing in water - 30 Mar
  • FA RSS: Leslie Vinjamuri, Associate Professor of International Relations writes how the democratic revival in the US can reboot the international system - 30 Mar
  • The Fifth Estate: Ulrich Volz, Reader in Economics and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance comments on the end of market neutrality by central banks in order to align monetary policies with reaching net zero by 2050 - 30 Mar
  • ArtNet.com: Interview with Dr. Malcolm McNeill, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, who says the pandemic has brought about more international opportunities for online study at SOAS - 01 Apr
  • OpIndia.com: Dr James Mallinson, Senior lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical Indian Civilisation comments on the precedents in the yoga tradition - 04 Apr
  • Eastern Eye: Amrita DasGupta PhD student in gender studies, comments on whether overseas students in the UK should be a priority group for Covid-19 vaccines. - 01 Apr