Politics & IR



Politics & IR: Some argue that the state as a political institution (and authority) will be fundamentally weakened by globalization. Do you agree? / May 11, 2015

This essay argues and identifies three major consequences of globalization that will fundamentally undermine state authority, namely International non-governmental organizations (INGOs), globalized media and multinational corporations (MNCs). The writer believes that these non-state actors … → continue reading

US-China relations

Politics & IR: A New Model of Major Power Relations between China and the United States / December 6, 2014

Since Deng Xiaoping’s policies of “reform and opening up”, China has gradually risen to become a major power in world politics. Its interdependence and cooperation with the United States can be demonstrated by the trade value between the two countries, which reached about US$600 billion in 2013. Militarily, the Chinese military budget … → continue reading

Tiananmen Square

Politics & IR: Can China rise without democratizing its political system? / October 22, 2014

Ever since Deng Xiaoping proposed the idea of reform and opening up in 1978, China’s economy and living standard have improved remarkably. It has since evolved as the world’s second largest economy in 2010. However, in the course of economic reform, the Communist Party of China (CPC) still keeps a tight grip … → continue reading

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