SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 17-23 Aug

24 August 2021

Items related to the Middle East

  • Daily Mirror, South China Morning Post, La Tribune, Hindustan Times: Jonathan Goodhand, Professor in Conflict and Development Studies comments on what the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan could mean for the country's heroin trade - 20 Aug
  • BBC Radio 4: SOAS PhD Researcher Sarajuddin Isar in Development studies appeared on The Today Programme to discuss the economic situation in Afghanistan as sanctions are imposed on the country's currency reserves - 19 Aug
  • BBC World Service TV: Mashood A. Baderin, Professor of Law discusses the application of Islamic law by the Taliban in Afghanistan - 19 Aug
  • BBC Wales: Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Associate at the South Asian Institute and CISD comments on the UK's late response to the Taliban's take over of Kabul - 21 Aug
  • Deutsche Welle: Jan Koehler, Research Associate in Development studies comments on the speed of the Taliban's advance in Kabul - 19 Aug
  • New Politics: Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations writes about the US' occupation in Afghanistan and other countries - 22 Aug
  • Press AssociationDaily Mail: SOAS alum Abdul Ghafoor recounts his actions as the Director of the Afghanistan Migrants Advice and Support Organisation (Amaso) to protect thousands from the Taliban - 22 Aug
  • The National (United Arab Emirates): Charles Tripp, Professor of Middle East Politics comments on the history of Iraq's short lived monarchs - 23 Aug
  • Tagesspiegel: Dr Moriel Ram, Research Associate in Israel Studies discusses his research project "Cities Lost and Found: The Social Life of Ruins in Israel / Palestine, 1882 to the Present" - 23 Aug
  • TRT World: Dr. Massoumeh Torfeh, Research Associate at the Centre for Global Media and Communication, writes about the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban - 19 Aug

Items related to Asia

  • South China Morning Post, Münchner Merkur: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on China's plans to extend its anti-sanctions law to Hong Kong and Macau - 18 Aug
  • South China Morning Post: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on the structure of China's Communist Party - 21 Aug
  • Nikkei Asia: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on whether the German frigate vessel will be allowed to make a port call in Shanghai - 18 Aug
  • BBC World ServicePlayer.fm: Ben Murtagh, Reader in Indonesian and Malay discusses Indonesian poet Amir Hamza - 20 Aug
  • South China Morning Post: George Magnus, Research Associate at the China Institute comments on recent crackdowns in regulations made by the Chinese state across the country's economy - 22 Aug
  • Talking Taiwan: Dafydd Fell, Reader in Comparative Politics, appeared on the podcast show Talking Taiwan to discuss his new book Taiwan's Green Parties. 
  • Daily Express: Jim Hoare, Research Associate at the Centre of Korean studies, comments on Kim Jong-un's health - 19 Aug
  • Economic Times: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the China Institute writes an op-ed about how China-US relations will be affected by the crisis in Afghanistan - 20 Aug
  • Dhaka Tribune: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the China Institute responds to news that dozens of Rohingya refugees have drowned in Bangladesh and appeals for more support from the international community - 20 Aug
  • BBC Radio Scotland: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at SOAS China Institute discusses the challenges facing Japan in hosting the Paralympics during an ongoing state of emergency - 22 Aug
  • The Kootneeti: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at SOAS China Institute does an on-camera interview discussing how China and Russia will respond to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan - 18 Aug

Items related to Africa

  • Daily Maverick: Stephen Chan, Professor of International Politics comments on the outcome of the Zambian election - 17 Aug

Items related to Other regions/SOAS General

  • Eastern Eye: Dr Subir Sinha, Reader in Institutions and Development, comments on whether the term “curry” should be boycotted due to its connotations with imperialism and racism - 18 Aug
  • Yale E360, Grist: Dr Yannis Dafermos, Lecturer in Economics, comments on the Bank of England's interventionist role in relation to climate change - 18 Aug
  • Progressive Economy Forum: Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate in Development Studies writes abuot the need to dismantle rentier capitalism now - 17 Aug
  • Il Fatto Quotidiano: Interview with Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate in Development Studies about Universal Basic Income - 18 Aug
  • ABC News (Australia): Myriam François, Research Associate at the Centre of Islamic Studies, writes about how France’s swimming pools have become the latest site of a civil right battle - 17 Aug
  • The Independent: SOAS alum and journalist Hafsa Lodi writes about Sharia law, the Taliban and feminism - 19 Aug
  • The Guardian: Obituary of former SOAS Arabic lectuer John Harding - 23 Aug