Tag Archive for: "sovereignty"
Taiwan: no roadmap to unification

Amid US–China trade tensions, the international debate around China’s United Front activities and the crisis in Xinjiang, the perennial issue of Taiwan continues to simmer as a source of regional tension and as a potential …

Sovereignty, Brexit and the Irish border

The Irish border is a potent symbol and evidence of how innovative policy can resolve seemingly intractable problems. The extreme political violence that plagued Northern Ireland and Britain only ended with an adjustment to thinking …

Sovereignty is the key to defence industry policy

Sovereignty is now the buzzword of defence industry policy, applied liberally to whatever project is under discussion. The idea has been further entrenched in the defence lexicon following publication of the long-awaited Defence Industrial Capability …

Can the Europeans defend Europe?

A renewed sense of urgency over European defence has come only after a cumulative series of strategic shocks. The European powers have long resisted supranational defence institutions, instead depending heavily on NATO and the US. …

China’s creditor imperialism

This month, Sri Lanka, unable to pay the onerous debt to China it has accumulated, formally handed over its strategically located Hambantota port to the Asian giant. It was a major acquisition for China’s Belt …