SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 8-14 June

15 June 2021

Items related to Asia

  • The Daily Telegraph: Avinash Paliwal, Associate Professor of International Relations, comments on resistance armies in Myanmar against the federal army - 12 Jun
  • Al Jazeera, Reuters, Daily Mail, TRT: Avinash Paliwal, Associate Professor of International Relations, comments on India's worries as Myanmar's pro-democracy fighters cross border - 10 Jun
  • The Hindu: Avinash Paliwal, Associate Professor of International Relations, comments on India's Ministry of External Affairs hinting that the government has opened direct talks with the Taliban - 10 Jun
  • South China Morning Post: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on Beijing's reforms on provincial party leaders powers in China - 09 Jun
  • The Times: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, writes a letter to The Times about calls to find out how the virus originated in China - 11 Jun
  • CNN: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on China's control over tech firms and private enterprise - 08 Jun
  • Nikkei Asian Review: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on the passing of a supply chain law in Germany to curb exploitation in Asia and what this means for German-Chinese relations - 11 Jun
  • Daily Mirror: Keith Howard, Emeritus Professor of Music comments on North Korea's authoritarian rules on the music industry in the country - 12 Jun
  • BBC World ServiceAl Jazeera: Lauren Johnston, Research Associate at the China Insitute, comments on the G7’s Clean Green Initiative which aims to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative - 11 Jun
  • Reuters, Hindustan Times, Daily Mail: Robert Barnett, Tibetan studies scholar, comments on China's education drive in Tibet - 11 Jun
  • Dhaka Tribune: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at China Research Institute, argues that Bangladesh would do better to rely on the international COVAX system rather than bilateral vaccine arrangements with countries such as China, India or the UK - 8 Jun
  • Japan Forward: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at China Research Institute, examines the achievements of the Japanese delegation led by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the G7 summit in Cornwall - 14 Jun

Items related to Africa

  • World Politics Review, Dehai: Matthew Gordon, PhD student in Politics and International studies writes about Somaliland's Moment of Reckoning - 10 Jun
  • The Republic: Dr Marie Rodet, Reader in the History of Africa, writes about the issue of descent-based slavery in Mali - 8 Jun

Items related to the Middle East 

  • The Guardian: Rafeef Ziadah, Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East writes about the UK's military support and arms trade with Israel - 13 Jun
  • TRT: Dr. Massoumeh Torfeh, Research Associate at the Centre for Global Media and Communication, writes about Iran's upcoming elections - 10 Jun

Items related to other regions/SOAS General

  • NBC News: Meera Sabaratnam, Senior Lecturer in International Relations comments on evidence that New Zealand's Māori may have been first humans to set eyes of Antarctica rather than European explorers - 11 Jun
  • Central Banking: Yannis Dafermos, Lecturer of Economics, comments on how active central banks should be in the context of supervision and climate-related risks - 08 Jun
  • Jerusalem Post: Colin Shindler, Emeritus Professor of Israel Studies, reviews David Baddiel's book Jews Don’t Count - 10 Jun
  • ITV.com, Daily Express, Wales Online: Guy Standing, Professorial Associate in Development Studies, comments on Wales' plan to trial Universall Basic Income for 5,000 people - 09 Jun
  • Dazed Digital: SOAS Detainee Support comments on the irony of the UK Home Office’s Pride rebrand - 11 Jun