Diplomacy

China’s Ground Game in Dandong and North Korea

By | January 27, 2024

As Sino-North Korean bilateral relations intensify, Adam Cathcart looks at China’s ground game in Pyongyang and Dandong, with a focus on business.

Red Lines, Taiwan, and the UK Foreign Secretary Visit to Beijing

By | September 04, 2023

Adam Cathcart unpicks Chinese reponses to a British diplomatic delegation, and the eruption around a UK House of Commons committee’s reframing of Taiwan sovereignty.

The Rhetorical Politics of Ending the Korean War: Eisenhower, Dulles and Mao’s China

By | March 25, 2023

In this essay, Rory de Mellow examines the reconceptualisation of US foreign policy during and after the Korean War.

UK-Japan Relations, Taiwan Troubles, and the Truss Tokyo Speech

By | February 22, 2023

A speech by failed Prime Minister Liz Truss has received ample news coverage. But what does it tell us about the UK’s friends and entanglements in East Asia?