The Chinese Perspective: Troubled Waters in the South China Sea

The South China Sea dispute has the potential to destabilise a region that is one of the most economically significant in the world, and home to around two billion people. Most analyses on this topic focuses on how China should be countered, without paying much attention to Chinese interests and motivations.  Continue reading “The Chinese Perspective: Troubled Waters in the South China Sea”

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Christian Armenia and Islamic Iran: An Unusual “Special Relationship”?

The historical and cultural relations between Armenia and Iran date back to over two thousand years. Ancient Armenia and Parthia (Iran) had kindred royal dynasties – the Arsacids. Continue reading “Christian Armenia and Islamic Iran: An Unusual “Special Relationship”?”

The Impact of Detention Time on Migrant Mental Health in the UK: Prioritising Children’s Welfare

The UK’s immigration detention facilities are among the largest in Europe. Here, immigration detention refers to the Home Office’s practice of detaining asylum seekers and applicants for asylum and humanitarian protection for immigration-related purposes. Continue reading “The Impact of Detention Time on Migrant Mental Health in the UK: Prioritising Children’s Welfare”