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    The Governance Deficit in Central Asia and the Threat to China’s Central Asian Energy Strategy

The Governance Deficit in Central Asia and the Threat to China’s Central Asian Energy Strategy

Alfred Wong
(BSc International Relations)

Image rights: Lay Sheng Yap
(BSc Government and Economics)

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The Governance Deficit in Central Asia and the Threat to China’s Central Asian Energy Strategy
Abstract

Over the past decade, China has invested heavily in Central Asian energy sources and pipelines, on the grounds that an overland energy supply from friendly, stable authoritarian countries […]

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    Can Labour convince the electorate that their New Economics is credible?

Can Labour convince the electorate that their New Economics is credible?

Joshua Manby
(BSc Government and Economics)

Can Labour convince the electorate that their New Economics is credible?
‘John McDonnell MP on Labour’s Economic Policy’ public lecture at the LSE, 16 February 2016.

In Lent Term 2016, Mr John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, discussed Labour’s economic policy as part of the British Government @ LSE public lecture […]

February 29th, 2016|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|

The Politics of Ai Weiwei

Author and Image rights: Lay Sheng Yap (BSc Government and Economics)
The Politics of Ai Weiwei  
Activism and art are one, claims Ai Weiwei. His recent exhibition at the Royal Academy has garnered favourable reviews commending him for his political activism against the Chinese state. The media has variously portrayed his art as “political”, “bold” and as a figure defiant “in […]

February 8th, 2016|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|

Liberty and Security: The Price of Peace after Paris

Angus Tatchell (BSc Politics & International Relations)

Image rights: Lay Sheng Yap (BSc Government and Economics)
Liberty and Security: The Price of Peace after Paris
Only 10 months on from the tragedies of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Paris once again fell victim to barbaric acts of terrorism. The November 13th attacks were unprecedented for France after 130 people lost their lives during the […]

December 1st, 2015|Articles, Featured|1 Comment|
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    The debate around climate change is no longer about the science

The debate around climate change is no longer about the science

Jeanne Martin

(BSc Environmental Policy & Economics)
The debate around climate change is no longer about the science
Long gone are the days when scientists disagreed about the mere existence and causes of climate change. Yes, climate change deniers still exist, but they are, as Lord Deben  (Chairmen of the UK Committee on Climate Change) says, just “Trolls” that are fighting against […]

November 30th, 2015|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|

Is China losing the New Great Game?

Alfred Wong
(BSc International Relations)

Image rights: Lay Sheng Yap
(BSc Government and Economics)
Is China losing the New Great Game?
How China’s Central Asian energy strategy is threatened by poor governance in the region.

Today, Central Asia is once again the centre of a contest between the great powers of our time. The United States, Russia, China, and other regional powers are today contesting […]

November 2nd, 2015|Articles, Featured|5 Comments|

Navigating Islamic-Democratic Politics

Jasim Malik

(BSc Government and Economics, LSE)
Navigating Islamic-Democratic Politics
With the most prominent supposed examples of ‘Islamic’ governance often pointed to as Saudi Arabia, Iran and now ISIS, you’d be forgiven for concluding that the question of whether Islamic rule can be reconciled with democratic governance had been made rather redundant. Even the various examples of Muslim countries that are democratic, […]

October 19th, 2015|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|

Addressing Digital Inequality in the United Kingdom

George Maier

BSc Film and Television, University of Nottingham.
Addressing Digital Inequality in the United Kingdom
In recent years there has been a surge in the academic discussion of inequality arising across a number of disciplines. Most notable perhaps are the arguments of economists Thomas Pikkety and Joseph Stiglitz who have both provided distinct rebuttals to leading neoliberal discourses. It is clear […]

October 18th, 2015|Articles, Featured|0 Comments|