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

▶︎ Why Hong Kong – But not Macau?

[smart_track_player url=”″ ] Listen to it on iTunes (UPF Lund) This episode is a discussion regarding why Hong Kong has been rocked by eight month long pro-democracy protests while the nearby city of Macau is as tranquil as ever. This despite the fact that the cities, on the face of it, appear

▶︎ Talking Greenish: Episode 1 – International Climate Policy

[smart_track_player url=”″  title=”Talking Greenish: Episode 1 – International Climate Policy” ] Listen to it on iTunes (UPF Lund) Talking greenish is a pod about the planet, people and politics. In our first episode we discuss climate change, what different countries do about it and how they do or do not cooperate with