“Have arsonists been allowed to join the fire brigade?”

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of UPF Lund and The Perspective. How the latest additions to the UN human rights council have confused and exasperated many. On October 13, 2020, the UN General Assembly underwent their yearly secret-ballot election to vote in new member

Chinese Democracy: The denial and convenience of religious freedom in Communist China

Over the past few years, the Chinese population has experienced a severe tightening of religious freedom. This has led to mass incarceration in Xinjiang, the ban on Islam related symbols in Beijing restaurants and the arrest of prominent “house church” leaders, to name only a few events. However, among these

Development of Whom? China’s Development Project of Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port

In December 2017, the government of Sri Lanka officially handed over the Port of Hambantota to China Merchants Port Holdings Co Ltd., one of China’s state-owned enterprises, following the contract agreed and signed in July that year. This 99-year lease was a result of a massive amount of debt that

Russia In Japan?

Shinzō Abe and Vladimir Putin / On Wikimedia Commons by Барвенковский The threat of North Korea? A China-American trade War? South Korean-Japanese diplomatic tensions? East Asian diplomatic issues seem to be reaching a high point.  The Kuril islands dispute is an ongoing diplomatic disagreement between Japan and Russia over the sovereignty